Open Society has provided us all with the free links to downloadable audiobooks, which are from Harlem’s renaissance of mostly classics, during the COVID Crisis. Below, you’ll find great works by great writers of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as W.E.B. Dubois, James Baldwin, Frederick Douglas, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelo and more that can be downloaded right to your MP3 player or computer.
Here’s our super curated list:
Fiction & Literature
- “A Letter to My New Nephew” (read by Chris Rock) – YouTube
- The Story of Siegfried – Free iTunes – Free MP3
- Fifty Famous Stories Retold – Free MP3 Stream/Download
- “Simple on Indian Blood”(read by Ossie Davis) – Free Stream
- “A Toast to Harlem” (read by Ossie Davis) – Free Stream
- “Last Whipping” (read by Ossie Davis) – Free Stream
- “Feet Live Their Own Life” (read by Ossie Davis) – Free Stream
- On the Pulse of Morning (read by the author) – YouTube
- Phenomenal Woman – YouTube
- Still I Rise & On the Pulse of the Morning (read by author) – YouTube
Frederick Douglass, Frederick
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- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (MP3 download)
- A Speech to the People of Rochester, New York on the Hypocrisy of Slavery (MP3 download)
- The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro (read by James Earl Jones) – YouTube
- The Soul of Black Folks (iTunes)
Audio Book Podcast Site
- Great Speeches in History iTunesFeedWeb Site: Incredible speeches from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Speech, to the Obama Keynote address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, to The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln as recited by Harlem’s Colin Powell to name a few.