Meet Your Revolutionary Neighbor Colonel Tye ZD826516
A not for profit organization in New Jersey is looking for someone to read a script of roughly 60 to 80 seconds that emulates a short biography of Colonel Tye, a former slave who took up arms against America during the American Revolution to get his freedom. Still images will accompany the voiceover, this will be used as an educational tool for people to learn more about the revolutionary war and the sites around them in New Jersey.
2016-06-02 15:33:01 GMT
2016-06-06 10:00:00 (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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The Voice Actor should be located in:
Flexible Price - USD 100 to USD 200
Via Internet: Non-Profit Website and Social Media
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR • Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project
African American - Revolutionary War Colonel Tye
Was I Titus Corlies, Titus Cornelius, or Colonel Tye? Born 1753 or was it 1754? Nothing matters except the truth that the hope of freedom drives all men. White leaders in Monmouth County argued against freeing slaves and slaves being out at night. When they confiscated arms from free blacks and slaves alike I understood that their freedom wouldn’t become my freedom. Like many slaves I was an agricultural laborer living independently in a small cabin. In November 1775, I was 22 years old when Lord Dunmore, royal governor of Virginia, proclaimed martial law and offered freedom to slaves who joined royal forces. When the Revolution broke out I fled with 300 others to become a Loyalist freedman. I learned guerilla warfare in the Royal Ethiopian Regiment where I was known as Tye. On June 28, 1778 I captured a rebel militia captain during my first action at the Battle of Monmouth. We intensified our raids against New Jersey rebels throughout 1779. That winter, at a British naval base near the Sandy Hook lighthouse, I was promoted commander of the Black Brigade. As Colonel Tye, I led twenty-four black Loyalists on ruthless raids. My tactics were so effective that on most raids we suffered no losses. Joined by the Queen’s Rangers, we freed many slaves, and helped protect New York. In September of 1780 we conducted our boldest strike, marching ten miles inland to Colts Neck and captured infamous Captain Joshua Huddy. The Black Brigade was successful in that action, but I was shot in the wrist and died shortly thereafter from lockjaw.
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