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    • Up from Slavery

    • By: Booker T. Washington
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools - most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama - to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Perfect Reader

    • By Jennifer on 09-02-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Frederick Douglass, prominent abolitionist, civil rights activist, and reform journalist, was raised in the malicious system of slavery. His keen intellect as an anti-slavery crusader led some to question his past as a slave. To counter doubts about his life experience as a slave, Douglass wrote an autobiography providing full details of his life. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave, is an emotional journey into the atrocious system of slavery, and the inspirational triumph against insurmountable odds.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic text done an injustice

    • By Patrick Gillam on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Character Building

    • By: Booker T. Washington
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In Character Building are 37 addresses that Booker T. Washington gave before students, faculty, and guests at the Tuskegee Institute. These addresses take the form of timeless advice on a number of subjects. These talks are delivered - in the motivational and uplifting manner one would expect from this American icon - on education, ethics, morals, deportment, spirituality, and the dignity of labor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is a pearl!

    • By L.Freeman on 05-13-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Future of the American Negro

    • By: Booker T. Washington
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 19

    The Future of the American Negro was written to put more definite and permanent form the ideas regarding the condition of the negro. Booker T. Washington, a prominent African American leader, educator and author, articulates the importance of Industrial education. He emphasized the importance of the development of the Negro in hand and heart training, which would provide the solid foundation necessary to attain the highest form of citizenship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational message from Booker T. Washington

    • By 99 on 07-03-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • An Autobiography: The Story of My Life and Work

    • By: Booker T. Washington
    • Narrated by: Stan Jenson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was one of the most influential African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born a slave in Hale's Ford, Virginia, Washington moved to West Virginia after the Civil War, where he learned to read while working in a coal mine. After several years of part-time schooling, he enrolled full-time at the Hampton Institute, a secondary school for African Americans, and graduated in 1875.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed, but still noteworthy

    • By James on 03-20-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Four Great Americans

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    James Baldwin writes about the beginnings of four formidable figures, which were central to the founding of America. He tells the stories of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Good for kids only

    • By Jennifer Skrypka on 01-24-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Life of Lincoln

    • By: John Hugh Bowers
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Abraham Lincoln, "The Great Emancipator" and 16th President of the United States, served from 1861 until his assassination. His life is captured brilliantly by writer John Hugh Bowers. The Life of Lincoln depicts an amazing man's triumphs, insecurities, and crushing defeats with uncanny insight: his early poverty and the ambition that propelled him out of it; the shaping of the man and his political philosophy by youthful exposure to Christianity, slavery, and business; his tempestuous marriage and his fatherly love.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Sowing and Reaping

    • The Day's Work
    • By: Booker T. Washington
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Sowing and Reaping: The Day's Work by Booker T. Washington is a series of talks delivered to the students of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial school located in Tuskegee, Alabama. These lectures focus on the essential principles for success for black students of that age, however, remain very relevant today. The principles contained within this audiobook remind the listener of the need for education, innovation and determination coupled with hard honest labor which leads to a flourishing and prosperous future.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Such potential........

    • By Robert C. Hurst on 12-18-15

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Call to Shakabaz

    • By: Amy Wachspress
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes, Adilah Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When the recently orphaned Goodacre children are transported to the land of Faracadar, they must discover and develop their special gifts and talents, which require that they exercise ingenuity, creativity, and compassion. Fourteen-year-old Doshmisi and her younger siblings, Denzel, Maia, and Sonjay, are given the task of retrieving the powerful Staff of Shakabaz from the evil enchanter Sissrath.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Adventures of Uncle Tom

    • By: Thomas H. Jones
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Thomas, better known as "Uncle Tom", reflects on his youth as the servant of a storekeeper. Tom's boyish spirit is confronted with a number of disappointments; however, he never loses sight of his goal to be free. The Adventures of Uncle Tom detail the nature of a young man full of wit, character and resourcefulness to out "fox" his ill-tempered master.

    Regular price: $6.95