Books Written by African-American Authors (not yet in the catalogue)

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Tortilla
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Post by Tortilla » December 4th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Hello!

Three quick projects to consider:

A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince by Nancy Prince - http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/63579 (est. a little over 4hrs)

The West Indies: Being a Description of the Islands, Progress of Christianity, Education, and Liberty Among the Colored Population Generally by Nancy Prince - http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/63216 (est. 1hr 10min)

True Love: A Story of English Domestic Life by Sarah E. Farro - http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/63121 (est. 6.5-7 hrs)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 4th, 2020, 8:03 pm

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Post by Adraya2 » December 13th, 2020, 3:32 pm

Hi
I would like to record Candle Lightin Time by Paul Lawrence Dunbar.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 13th, 2020, 3:54 pm

That's wonderful Adraya.

There's info here on starting a solo recording: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=13513

When you are ready, just follow the instructions in that post to start a new project.

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Post by Adraya2 » December 21st, 2020, 11:12 am

Hi Chuck,
I am replying to your thread. I would like to start recording some of Paul Lawrence Dunbar's work. I want to claim Candle Lighting Time. Please let me know if I can proceed with my recording.
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Post by Adraya2 » December 21st, 2020, 11:13 am

Hi Mary Ann
Just saw your response. Sorry Chuck
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Post by LaVoce » January 6th, 2021, 2:25 pm

Are these books listed available to read for Librivox?

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 6th, 2021, 5:20 pm

Yes, the books listed in the first post are all Public Domain in the US and can be read for LibriVox. If you are outside the US, then it's important to watch the author's death dates to make sure the books are Public Domain where you are. In some places, works only enter the public domain 50-70 years after the author dies.

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Post by neecheelok70 » January 6th, 2021, 8:11 pm

Should we claim here? I would like to claim The Garies and their Friends by Frank Webb. I plan to set it up tomorrow on New Projects. If that is ok. Jim

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Post by Adraya2 » February 5th, 2021, 1:46 pm

I would like to do the book Harlem Shadows by Claude McKay. I did complete Candle Lightin' Time by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Post by neecheelok70 » February 5th, 2021, 5:18 pm

I don't know if this is appropriate, but I wanted to mention that at present I am recording The Garies and their Friends as a solo project. Thanks, Jim

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 5th, 2021, 6:46 pm

Thanks. I've removed Candle Ligntin Time and The Garies from the list in the first post (since they are now done/in progress)

Adraya, once you launch Harlem Shadows, I'll take that off the list too.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 5th, 2021, 6:48 pm

And if anyone sees anything on the list in the first post that has already been recorded for LV, please let me know so I can take it off. The goal here is to focus people on works which are not yet in our catalog.

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Post by neecheelok70 » February 5th, 2021, 8:56 pm

Thanks, MaryAnn. :thumbs:

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