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ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » March 16th, 2019, 7:12 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Poetry by Daniel Webster Davis

Idle Moments
https://archive.org/details/idlemomentsconta00davi

'Weh Down Souf
https://archive.org/details/wehdownsoufando01davigoog
Thanks for all the great recommendations! :-)

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Post by mightyfelix » March 16th, 2019, 9:23 pm

I've been hearing of a wealth of unrecorded books while PLing 20th Century Negro Literature. :D It's been great, really!

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Post by jervintl » March 22nd, 2019, 5:15 pm

Hi I would like to do a solo read of

Violets and Other Tales by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18713

Is this possible?

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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » March 24th, 2019, 12:26 pm

I noticed this just came out today on Gutenberg:
Why is the Negro Lynched? by Frederick Douglass

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59116

Thinking of starting a solo on this next week, unless someone wants do to it sooner!
Josh Kibbey

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Post by mightyfelix » March 24th, 2019, 10:50 pm

John Wesley Edward Bowen (1855-1933)

An Appeal to the King: the address delivered on Negro day in the Atlanta Exposition, October 21, 1895
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100599640
About 5,000 to 5,500 words. Would be suitable for nonfiction collection

What shall the harvest be? : a national sermon : or, A series of plain talks to the colored people of America, on their problems : delivered January 17th, 24th, 31st, and Feb. 14th, 1892
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100787436

Africa and the American Negro (edited by Bowen; multiple authors)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008677533

The united Negro : his problems and his progress (edited by Bowen; multiple authors)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/012502866

An appeal for Negro bishops, but no separation
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008615800

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Post by ChuckW » March 27th, 2019, 8:18 pm

jervintl wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 5:15 pm
Hi I would like to do a solo read of

Violets and Other Tales by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18713

Is this possible?
You're welcome to launch this in the Launch Pad. Just LMK so I can delete it from the list. :-)
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Post by mightyfelix » March 27th, 2019, 10:28 pm

ChuckW wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 8:18 pm
jervintl wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 5:15 pm
Hi I would like to do a solo read of

Violets and Other Tales by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18713

Is this possible?
You're welcome to launch this in the Launch Pad. Just LMK so I can delete it from the list. :-)
It is already launched, here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=74372

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Post by ChuckW » March 28th, 2019, 8:28 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 10:28 pm
ChuckW wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 8:18 pm
jervintl wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 5:15 pm
Hi I would like to do a solo read of

Violets and Other Tales by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18713

Is this possible?
You're welcome to launch this in the Launch Pad. Just LMK so I can delete it from the list. :-)
It is already launched, here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=74372
Excellent! Thanks for letting me know.
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Post by ChuckW » March 28th, 2019, 8:34 pm

Updated.
Current Projects:
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GROUP: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (Alexander Berkman)

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Post by Foon » March 29th, 2019, 3:25 am

Hi Chuck,
Just wanted to let you know that this link in your first post:
- Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects (Frances Ellen Watkins Harper)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11022
leads to a different book, that is, this one:
- Sowing and Reaping: A Temperance Story (Frances Ellen Watkins Harper)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11022
That PG text is also not great, since it missed a LOT of chapters, such as
Chapter XI
[Text missing.]

Chapter XII
[Text missing.]
Here's an alternate link for Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects: https://archive.org/details/poemsonmiscellan00harp
I couldn't find a complete text for Sowing and Reaping, unfortunately.
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 12th, 2019, 6:06 pm

Chuck,

I'm launching The Conquest as a new group project. I've removed it from your list above.

MaryAnn

- The Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer (Oscar Micheaux)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39237

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Post by Pinklady77 » August 26th, 2019, 1:50 am

I'm doing Silas X Floyd, Floyds Flowers novel currently.

I would like to also claim his other novel, Short Stories for young and old as a solo project.
Should I wait until my first is done to create a new project?
Lola J
Lola

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 26th, 2019, 5:49 am

Lola,
I've removed "Floyd's Flowers" from Chuck's list in the first post.
Regarding the second novel by Floyd, I generally wait to get pretty close to finishing one solo before starting another one. That helps keep me focused. And it's not a "race to claim" because we always welcome multiple versions of the same book - that gives listeners a "choice of voice".
MaryAnn

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Post by neecheelok70 » August 26th, 2019, 6:42 am

I have already set up on the Project Generator the novel Cane by Jean Toomer. I used to teach it and couldn't resist. I hope that is all right. Jim

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Post by Pinklady77 » August 26th, 2019, 9:11 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 5:49 am
Lola,
I've removed "Floyd's Flowers" from Chuck's list in the first post.
Regarding the second novel by Floyd, I generally wait to get pretty close to finishing one solo before starting another one. That helps keep me focused. And it's not a "race to claim" because we always welcome multiple versions of the same book - that gives listeners a "choice of voice".
MaryAnn
Okay, that sounds great. I will definitely take your advice. Thank you
Lola

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