A Voice Ringing O'er the Gale! The Oratory of Frederick Douglass Read by Ossie Davis

A Voice Ringing O'er the Gale! The Oratory of Frederick Douglass Read by Ossie Davis

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Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an abolitionist, women's suffragist, author, and statesman who escaped from slavery to become one of the most powerful American orators of the 19th century. In 1972, renowned actor Ossie Davis brought to sonic life several of Douglass's visionary writings, plying his resonant voice to produce riveting renditions of the Douglass classics "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July," "If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress," "A Plea for Freedom of Speech," and "Why I Became a Women's Rights Man." More than a century after his death, Douglass's commanding calls for freedom and equality continue to capture our hearts and our minds. 32-page booklet with extensive notes and images. 65 minutes.

This recording is part of the Smithsonian Folkways African American Legacy series, co-presented with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.


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Year Released 2009
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2009 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) African American Spoken; American History; Prose; Spoken Word
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101 "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July" Ossie Davis 24:47
102 "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July" (cont.) Ossie Davis 17:06
103 "If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress" Ossie Davis 12:42
104 "A Plea for Freedom of Speech" Ossie Davis 8:01
105 "Why I Became a Women's Rights Man" Ossie Davis 3:21
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