Primary Source Recordings African American Female

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Primary Source Recordings African American Female  
I'm looking for a mature African American female talent to read a short selection (9 min.) from the Slave Narratives project of the 1930s.

The project is educational in nature and designed for classroom use. Narrator must have the ability to deliver clear, well-enunciated, dramatic readings, with an appropriate dialect.

My preference is to supervise session via Source Connect. Will also consider phone patch with files to be delivered by email or otherwise. 
2011-04-06 16:10:56 GMT
2011-04-07 20:00:00 (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 150
approx. 9 minutes
English - USA and Canada
African American
Middle Age Female OR Senior Female
• Phone Patch OR
Source Connect
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
This is a non-union project

Script Details

*Narrator must have the ability to deliver clear, well-enunciated, dramatic readings, with an appropriate dialect. 
Sarah Frances Shaw Graves, Age 87

“My name is Sarah Frances Shaw Graves, or Aunt Sally as everybody calls me. Yes’m that’s a lot of name an’ I come by it like this. My husband was owned by a man named Graves, and I was owned by a man named Shaw, so when we was freed we took the surnames of our masters.

I was born March 23, 1850 in Kentucky, somewhere near Louisville. I am goin’ on 88 years right now. (1937). I was brought to Missouri when I was six months old, along with my mama, who was a slave owned by a man named Shaw, who had allotted her to a man named Jimmie Graves, who came to Missouri to live with his daughter Emily Graves Crowdes. I always lived with Emily Crowdes.”

The matter of allotment was confusing to the interviewer and Aunt Sally endeavored to explain.

“Yes’m. Allotted? Yes’m. I’m goin’ to explain that, “ she replied. “You see there was slave traders in those days, jes’ like you got horse and mule an’ auto traders now. They bought and sold slaves and hired ‘em out. Yes’m, rented ‘em out. Allotted means somethin’ like hired out. But the slave never got no wages. That all went to the master. The man they was allotted to paid the master.” 
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