The Negro Laborer: A Word to Him

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William H. Councill, former slave and contemporary of Booker T. Washington was founder of Huntsville Normal School, now Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Normal, Alabama. This short volume consists of short pieces of advice to the Negro workers of his time with some statistical information at the end. Councill reflects many of the attitudes and opinions of his time. (Summary by Larry Wilson) (2 hr 13 min)


Preface and The Laborer 4:59 Read by Larry Wilson
What is Labor 1:52 Read by Larry Wilson
The Proportion of the Two Classes 3:10 Read by Geoff Blanchard
The Morals of Labor 3:57 Read by Geoff Blanchard
Labor Capital and Wealth 3:56 Read by Geoff Blanchard
Agrarianism 4:59 Read by mleigh
Strikes 5:17 Read by mleigh
Labor Organizations 9:16 Read by mleigh
The Negro and the Labor Question 5:39 Read by Jim Locke
The Laborer's Education and Home 17:51 Read by Jim Locke
Buy a Home 2:50 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
The Newspapers and the Negro 4:28 Read by Wayne Cooke
A Plain Question for Southern Consideration 7:17 Read by Jim Locke
Social Equality 5:45 Read by Wayne Cooke
The Employer 3:57 Read by Wayne Cooke
Be a Good Citizen 4:18 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
Well Done 6:07 Read by Barbara
Conclusion 3:29 Read by Larry Wilson
Negro Vital Statistics 14:12 Read by Steve C
Comment on Negro Vital Statistics 4:55 Read by Steve C
General Vital Statistics 2:47 Read by Steve C
Sanitary and Medical 6:32 Read by Rebecca Eden Walker
Some Noted Colored Women 6:23 Read by mleigh