[COMPLETE]On Being Negro in America by J. Saunders Redding - mtf

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Post by KevinS » April 18th, 2020, 11:59 am

On Being Negro in America by J. Saunders Redding (1906 - 1988).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/on-being-negro-in-america-by-j-saunders-redding/
A penetrating, insightful, and thoroughly honest view of one's life in the United States as an African-American. (KevinS)
Volunteers outside the USA: J. Saunders Redding died in 1988. His/Her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).
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    This essay contains subject matter and language that require of the reader maturity and historical perspective.
Last edited by KevinS on April 23rd, 2020, 12:44 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by mightyfelix » April 18th, 2020, 8:45 pm

Hi, Kevin! This looks like a great book. I'll be happy to MC for you.

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Post by mightyfelix » April 18th, 2020, 9:17 pm

Alright, Kevin, you've got a fully functioning MW!

I did edit the source link you used for your text. Remember that for Gutenberg books, you should always post the link to the main book entry, not to one or another of the available formats. :wink:

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Post by KevinS » April 18th, 2020, 9:20 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Alright, Kevin, you've got a fully functioning MW!

I did edit the source link you used for your text. Remember that for Gutenberg books, you should always post the link to the main book entry, not to one or another of the available formats. :wink:
I should have remembered! Thank you for taking an interest in this project.
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Post by KevinS » April 18th, 2020, 10:01 pm

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Post by mightyfelix » April 18th, 2020, 10:27 pm

Looks like your MW is all set up. We can hang around here for a little while to hopefully pick up a DPL. :)

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Post by KevinS » April 19th, 2020, 4:46 am

mightyfelix wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Looks like your MW is all set up. We can hang around here for a little while to hopefully pick up a DPL. :)
Great! Thank you!
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Post by KevinS » April 20th, 2020, 12:06 pm

Sections 2 and 3 uploaded.
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Post by mightyfelix » April 20th, 2020, 1:10 pm

Kevin, let me just double check with you. You did intend to open this as a group project, right? Or did you mean it to be a solo?

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Post by KevinS » April 20th, 2020, 1:14 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Kevin, let me just double check with you. You did intend to open this as a group project, right? Or did you mean it to be a solo?
I thought I would go slowly with it so it doesn't linger, but I warmly welcome other readers.
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Post by mightyfelix » April 20th, 2020, 1:21 pm

Ok, thank you for confirming. Three sections in two days is fairly speedy in my estimation, but then, I'm at work all day. (Yes, even in COVID.)

I'd say we're in no danger of lingering just yet, especially since there's still no DPL and we haven't left the Launch Pad. I'll move it over on Wednesday or so if we're still waiting. Just don't lose sight of your other claims that have been waiting. :wink:

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Post by msfry » April 20th, 2020, 2:37 pm

Sounds like a great project. I'd like to DPL, especially if you do it as a solo. :P
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Post by KevinS » April 20th, 2020, 3:50 pm

msfry wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Sounds like a great project. I'd like to DPL, especially if you do it as a solo. :P
Okay, you convinced me. We can get this done this month and add to the great total LV is racking up for the month of April.
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Post by KevinS » April 20th, 2020, 3:52 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Ok, thank you for confirming. Three sections in two days is fairly speedy in my estimation, but then, I'm at work all day. (Yes, even in COVID.)

I'd say we're in no danger of lingering just yet, especially since there's still no DPL and we haven't left the Launch Pad. I'll move it over on Wednesday or so if we're still waiting. Just don't lose sight of your other claims that have been waiting. :wink:
I'm sorry to appear so undecided, but do you mind if we shift this to a solo project?
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Post by mightyfelix » April 20th, 2020, 4:13 pm

Ok, it's not too late to do that. Go ahead and assign the remaining sections to yourself, and as soon as I can, I will move us to Going Solo.

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