The Glory of Negro History

The Glory of Negro History

Langston Hughes FW07752 / FC 7752

In this collection of prose and song, Langston Hughes narrates the history of the African-American people. Beginning with the struggles associated with slavery and punctuated with African chants and freedom songs sung by Brownie McGhee, Hilda Haynes and Leadbelly, Hughes imparts the glory and triumphs of African-Americans, which include the accomplishments of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, the founding of the NAACP, the sporting legends Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis and the music of William Grant and Ella Fitzgerald.

Year Released 1955
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1955 Folkways Records
Genre(s) African American Spoken; American History; Children's
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Poetry; Spoken word; United States History

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101 Part I - The Struggle: The Struggle Langston Hughes 0:24
102 Part I - The Struggle: Negroes with the Spanish Explorers Langston Hughes 2:28
103 Part I - The Struggle: African Chant Langston Hughes 0:11
104 Part I - The Struggle: Phyllis Wheatley Langston Hughes 2:53
105 Part I - The Struggle: Oh Freedom Leon Bibb 0:22
106 Part I - The Struggle: Sojourner Truth Langston Hughes 3:05
107 Part I - The Struggle: Steal Away Hilda Haynes 0:50
108 Part I - The Struggle: Harriet Tubman Langston Hughes 2:01
109 Part I - The Struggle: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Hilda Haynes 0:55
110 Part I - The Struggle: Harriet Tubman, pt. 2 Langston Hughes 0:38
111 Part I - The Struggle: Old Riley Langston Hughes and Leadbelly 2:08
112 Part I - The Struggle: Frederick Douglass Langston Hughes 2:28
113 Part I - The Struggle: Go Down Moses Clark Morgan 0:28
114 Part I - The Struggle: John Brown Hermes Nye 1:48
115 Part I - The Struggle: John Brown's Body Hermes Nye 2:00
116 Part I - The Struggle: Battle Hymn of the Republic Brownie McGhee 0:57
117 Part I - The Struggle: Abraham Lincoln Langston Hughes 1:08
118 Part II- The Glory: The Glory- Walt Whitman Langston Hughes 0:50
119 Part II- The Glory: Reconstruction Langston Hughes 1:01
120 Part II - The Glory: Trouble in Mind Bertha Chippie Hill 2:04
121 Part II- The Glory: Booker T. Washington Langston Hughes 5:09
122 Part II- The Glory: George Washington Carver Langston Hughes 1:11
123 Part II - The Glory: Dallas Rag Dallas String Band 2:53
124 Part II - The Glory: Little Brown Baby Paul Laurence Dunbar 2:46
125 Part II - The Glory: I'm Not Rough Louis Armstrong 2:45
126 Part II- The Glory: World War I Langston Hughes 0:41
127 Part II - The Glory: If We Must Die Claude McKay 1:05
128 Part II- The Glory: NAACP Founding and Activities Langston Hughes 2:17
129 Part II - The Glory: Organ Grinder's Swing Ella Fitzgerald 0:46
130 Part II - The Glory: Ralph Bunche Langston Hughes 0:46
131 Part II- The Glory: Mary McLeod Bethune Langston Hughes 2:29
132 Part II - The Glory: Battle Hymn of the Republic George D. McClain 0:35
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