Primary Source Recordings African American Male

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Primary Source Recordings African American Male 
I'm looking for a mature African American male talent to read a number of short selections for a textbook recording project. They include:

>> an excerpt from a 1930s "Slave Narratives" project undertaken by the WPA during the Great Depression.

>> excerpts from the Declaration of Independence

>> excerpts from the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights and Amendments to the Constitution

>> excerpts from the Articles of Confederation

>> potentially other selections

As an educational project, clear and accurate pronunciation, consistent pacing and dramatic interpretation are important.

The rate is $200 per finished hour of edited narration, with a minimum of $125.

My preference is to conduct the session via Source Connect but, if that's no an option, traditional phone patch or Skype is acceptable with files to be delivered following session.

Payment would be made within 30 days via PayPal or by check. Talent would be required to sign a performance release and standard tax withholding paperwork (sorry - this is my client's requirement). 
2011-03-16 16:03:47 GMT
2011-03-18 00:00:00 (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 125 to USD 200
See description
English - USA and Canada
African American
Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
Source Connect
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
This is a non-union project

Script Details

*As an educational project, clear and accurate pronunciation, consistent pacing and dramatic interpretation are important.
John W. Fields, Age 89

“My name is John W. Fields and I’m eighty-nine (89) years old. I was born March 27, 1848 in Owensburg, Ky. That’s 115 miles below Louisville, Ky. There was 11 other children besides myself in my family. When I was six years old, all of us children were taken from my parents, because my master died and his estate had to be settled. We slaves were divided by this method. Three disinterested persons were chosen to come to the plantation and together they wrote the names of the different heirs on a few slips of paper. These slips were put in a hat and passed among us slaves. Each one took a slip and the name on the slip was the new owner. I happened to draw the name of a relative of my master who was a widow. I can’t describe the heartbreak and horror of the separation. I was only six years old and it was the last time I ever saw my mother for longer than one night. Twelve children taken from my mother in one day. Five sisters and two brothers went to Charleston, Virginia, one brother and one sister went to Lexington, Ky., one sister went to Hartford, Ky., and one brother and myself stayed in Owensburg, Ky. My mother was later allowed to visit among us children for one week of each year, so she could only remain a short time at each place. 
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