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Author: various authors, Tonya Bolden, Cokie Roberts Narrator: Lisa Reneé Pitts, Prentice Onayemi Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2020 ISBN: 9780062969088
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Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing is a collection of significant speeches, made both by those who held the reins of power and those who didn’t, at significant times in American history. Read the original words—sometimes abridged and sometimes in their entirety—that have shaped our cultural fabric.

Introductions by acclaimed writer Tonya Bolden provide historical context and critical insights to the meaning and impact of every speech. This collection includes the following:

  • Patrick Henry, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”
  • George Washington, Farewell Address
  • Red Jacket, “We Never Quarrel about Religion”
  • Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”
  • Sojourner Truth, “I Am a Woman’s Rights”
  • Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
  • Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship in a Republic”
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”
  • Lou Gehrig, “Farewell to Baseball”
  • Langston Hughes, “On the Blacklist All Our Lives”
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy, “We Choose to Go to the Moon”
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream”
  • Fannie Lou Hamer, “I Question America”
  • Cesar Chavez, Address to the Commonwealth Club of California, 1984
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights”

Strong Voices includes a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts.

Strong Voices is a tremendous introduction to the extraordinary words spoken in history.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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  • “A golden celebration of the multicultural voices who demand that the US—and the world—do better.”

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About the Author

Adenrele Ojo is an actress, dancer, and audiobook narrator, winner of over a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. She made her on-screen debut in My Little Girl, starring Jennifer Lopez, and has since starred in several other films. She has also performed extensively with the Philadelphia Dance Company. As the daughter of John E. Allen, Jr., founder and artistic director of Freedom Theatre, the oldest African American theater in Pennsylvania, is no stranger to the stage. In 2010 she performed in the Fountain Theatre’s production of The Ballad of Emmett Till, which won the 2010 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Ensemble. Other plays include August Wilson’s Jitney and Freedom Theatre’s own Black Nativity, where she played Mary.

About the Narrators

Lisa Renee Pitts is an award-winning actress in theater, television, and film, as well as an accomplished audiobook narrator and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.

Prentice Onayemi is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and a voice and film actor who is known for his roles in The Steam-Room Crooner, AmeriQua, and as Joey in the Tony Award–winning play War Horse.