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Post by mightyfelix » August 20th, 2018, 8:48 am

Twentieth Century Negro Literature or A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating to the American Negro by Daniel Wallace Culp (1845 - ?).
The object of this book is... (1) To enlighten the uninformed white people on the intellectual ability of the Negro. (2) To give to those, who are interested in the Negro race, a better idea of the extent to which he contributed to the promotion of America's civilization, and of the intellectual attainments made by him in the nineteenth century. (3) To reflect the views of the most scholarly and prominent Negroes of America on those topics, touching the Negro, that are now engaging the attention of the civilized world. (4) To point out, to the aspiring Negro youth, those men and women of their own race who, by their scholarship, by their integrity of character, and by their earnest efforts in the work of uplifting their own race, have made themselves illustrious; also, to enlighten such youth on those ethical, political, and sociological questions, touching the Negro that will sooner or later engage their attention. (5) To enlighten the Negroes on that perplexing problem, commonly called the "Race Problem," that has necessarily grown out of their contact with their ex-masters and their descendants; and also to stimulate them to make greater efforts to ascend to that plane of civilization occupied by the other enlightened peoples of the world. (From the Preface) <br><br>

This book examines the following topics:<br><br>

1. Did the American Negro make, in the nineteenth century, achievements along the lines of wealth, morality, education, etc., commensurate with his opportunities? If so, what achievements did he make?<br>
2. Will it be possible for the Negro to attain, in this country, unto the American type of civilization? <br>
3. How can the friendly relations now existing between the two races in the South be strengthened and maintained?<br>
4. Should the Negro be given an education different from that given to the white?<br>
5. Should the ignorant and non-property holding Negro be allowed to vote?<br>
6. Is the criminal Negro justly dealt with in the courts of the South?<br>
7. To what extent is the Negro pulpit uplifting the race?<br>
8. Is it time for the Negro colleges in the South to be put into the hands of Negro teachers?<br>
9. Will the education of the Negro solve the race problem?<br>
10. What role is the educated Negro woman to play in the uplifting of her race?<br>
11. How can the Negroes be induced to rally more to Negro business enterprises and to their professional men?<br>
12. What are the causes of the great mortality among the Negroes in the cities of the South and how is that mortality to be lessened?<br>
13. What should be the Negro's attitude in politics?<br>
14. Is the Negro as morally depraved as he is reputed to be?<br>
15. Is the young Negro an improvement morally on his father?<br>
16. The Negro as a writer<br>
17. Did the American Negro prove, in the nineteenth century, that he is intellectually equal to the white man?<br>
18. What progress did the American white man make in the nineteenth century along the line of conceding to the Negro his religious, political and civil rights?<br>
19. The Negro as a laborer<br>
20. The Negro as a Christian<br>
21. Does the North afford to the Negro better opportunities of making a living than the South?<br>
22. What is the Negro teacher doing in the matter of uplifting his race?<br>
23. Is the Negro newspaper an important factor in the elevation of the Negro?<br>
24. Are other than Baptist and Methodist Churches adapted to the present Negro?<br>
25. The Negro as a business man<br>
26. The Negro as a farmer<br>
27. The Negro as an inventor<br>
28. What the omen?<br>
29. Why the Negro race survives<br>
30. The signs of a brighter future for the American Negro<br>
31. Negro criminality<br>
32. The American Negro's opportunities in Africa<br>
33. The Negro and education<br>
34. A Negro in it<br>
35. The Negro's adversities help him<br>
36. The American Negro and his possibilities<br>
37. Important lessons from the awful tragedy<br>
38. How to help the Negro to help himself
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 21st, 2018, 12:58 pm

Devorah,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by mightyfelix » August 21st, 2018, 1:11 pm

Thanks, MaryAnn! :9:

I'm itching to set this up right away, but unfortunately it's now time for me to go to work, I won't be home till after midnight, and tomorrow's booked. :(

Ah well. Stay tuned. :)

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Post by mightyfelix » August 21st, 2018, 11:05 pm

Well, I was able to make a start on the MW, at least. I should be able to finish it tomorrow afternoon.

I'd planned to get a DPL for this one, but as I'm filling in the sections, they all look so dad gummed fascinating that I think I'll have to be selfish and PL it myself! I will be reading section 0, though, so I'll need to find a PLer for that.

If there are already any interested readers, feel free to start claiming, even though the MW is only partially filled out.

Goodnight! :D

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Post by msanfaine » August 22nd, 2018, 7:01 pm

I'd love to volunteer for some of these. I'll claim topic 10, sections 34, 35, 36, and 37. I would be interested in doing more if there aren't any other takers. It'll be my first reading, and the name I'd like to use is Feign. Thanks!

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Post by mightyfelix » August 22nd, 2018, 9:28 pm

Ok, looks like I'm all set up here. Turns out I only needed 100 sections, after all. I thought it would be 101. And in fact, I don't think we need a section 0, either, since it's not like we have chapter numbers that need to stay consistent or anything. So when you get a chance, MaryAnn, could you delete the section 0?

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Post by mightyfelix » August 22nd, 2018, 9:31 pm

msanfaine wrote:
August 22nd, 2018, 7:01 pm
I'd love to volunteer for some of these. I'll claim topic 10, sections 34, 35, 36, and 37. I would be interested in doing more if there aren't any other takers. It'll be my first reading, and the name I'd like to use is Feign. Thanks!
Welcome!

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When you've gotten that approved, please let me know, and I'll officially assign you all of Topic 10. :)

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Post by msanfaine » August 23rd, 2018, 11:51 am

mightyfelix wrote:
August 22nd, 2018, 9:31 pm
msanfaine wrote:
August 22nd, 2018, 7:01 pm
I'd love to volunteer for some of these. I'll claim topic 10, sections 34, 35, 36, and 37. I would be interested in doing more if there aren't any other takers. It'll be my first reading, and the name I'd like to use is Feign. Thanks!
Welcome!

Before you record those, it's important to complete your one-minute test and get it approved. Think of it as a sound check, to make sure your settings are all in place where they should be. Instructions are here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

When you've gotten that approved, please let me know, and I'll officially assign you all of Topic 10. :)
Done. Here's the link https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_Feign.mp3
Let me know what needs to be changed or fixed, and I will get it knocked out.
Thanks! :thumbs:

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Post by mightyfelix » August 23rd, 2018, 12:01 pm

Thanks! This should have actually been posted in Listeners and Editors Wanted to be checked, but I am also able to check it myself, so I went ahead and did that.

First, let me tell you that I think you have a lovely, mellow voice that is a pleasure to listen to! Your volume is spot on, and you'll only need to change one technical setting, which is your bit rate. You didn't mention what recording software you're using, and different programs have different ways of changing these settings, I'm sure. I'm only familiar with Audacity, though, and for that, you'll set the bit rate when you export, or convert your project to an MP3. So if you're using that, then open up your recording again, and export it again (I need to update my version... I think some of the wording within Audacity has changed with the newest release). But this time, before you click save, pay attention to your settings. Right now your bit rate is set at 192 kbps. It should be 128 kbps. This is (or used to be) in a drop down menu next to the setting that says "Quality". Once you've changed that bit rate, then click save. That should take care of it, but just to be sure, go ahead and re-upload the new version and post it.

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Post by msanfaine » August 23rd, 2018, 12:16 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 12:01 pm
Thanks! This should have actually been posted in Listeners and Editors Wanted to be checked, but I am also able to check it myself, so I went ahead and did that.

First, let me tell you that I think you have a lovely, mellow voice that is a pleasure to listen to! Your volume is spot on, and you'll only need to change one technical setting, which is your bit rate. You didn't mention what recording software you're using, and different programs have different ways of changing these settings, I'm sure. I'm only familiar with Audacity, though, and for that, you'll set the bit rate when you export, or convert your project to an MP3. So if you're using that, then open up your recording again, and export it again (I need to update my version... I think some of the wording within Audacity has changed with the newest release). But this time, before you click save, pay attention to your settings. Right now your bit rate is set at 192 kbps. It should be 128 kbps. This is (or used to be) in a drop down menu next to the setting that says "Quality". Once you've changed that bit rate, then click save. That should take care of it, but just to be sure, go ahead and re-upload the new version and post it.
Hey, there! Thank you for the prompt feedback! I've changed the bit speed and here is the current link: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_Feign2.mp3
I did upload the first link in the other forum, too, the instructions just says to upload it here also - if I had already claimed a section. Thanks for that catch! I am using Adobe Audition, a Rode USB mic, and a Windows PC. And, I will also update in the other forum. Thank you sooo much! :wink:

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Post by mightyfelix » August 23rd, 2018, 1:15 pm

Hah! I'd forgotten that little instruction. Anyway, everything is good to go now, and I've just assigned you all of Topic 10. Enjoy!

Note that I did a very slight re-numbering of sections since your initial claim, so the sections are now different. You have 35-38.

Let me know if any questions arise. I look forward to hearing it! :D

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Post by soupy » August 28th, 2018, 4:28 am

I'll read 8 Topic 2, Second Paper, by Bishop L. H. Holsey WILL IT BE POSSIBLE FOR THE NEGRO TO ATTAIN, IN THIS COUNTRY, UNTO THE AMERICAN TYPE OF CIVILIZATION?

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 28th, 2018, 5:54 am

Devorah,
Do you want me to delete section 0, so that the MW starts with 1?
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Post by mightyfelix » August 28th, 2018, 5:59 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 5:54 am
Devorah,
Do you want me to delete section 0, so that the MW starts with 1?
MaryAnn
Yes, please. I thought I'd want a section 0, but in setting up the MW, I changed my mind. :roll:

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Post by mightyfelix » August 28th, 2018, 6:01 am

soupy wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 4:28 am
I'll read 8 Topic 2, Second Paper, by Bishop L. H. Holsey WILL IT BE POSSIBLE FOR THE NEGRO TO ATTAIN, IN THIS COUNTRY, UNTO THE AMERICAN TYPE OF CIVILIZATION?

Craig
You got it! I'll assign it later today.

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