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Free Resource (#324) - June 7th, 2007
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Case of the Negro & Awakening of the Negro

Download two of Booker T. Washington's most famous essays "Case of the Negro" (1896) and "Awakening of the Negro" (1899). Confronting the New South after the Civil War, Washington argues with eloquent prose for African Americans to embrace self reliance, hard work, and education in order to advance toward a better future in their communities. He opposed violent and confrontational protesting and felt that angry mobs could not overcome racism in the long run. Download these two essays on MP3 from LearnOutLoud.com, courtesy of FreeAudio.org.

Case of the Negro & Awakening of the Negro

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This unique collection, compiled especially for Naxos AudioBooks, features original recordings from 1908-1946 of Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Address, the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes, rarely heard humor of Charley Case, readings from God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson, and so much more.

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