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Winifred Ashton (1888-1965) was an English novelist and playwright. Born in Blackheath, Ashton published her first novel, Regiment of Women (1917), under the pseudonym Clemence Dane, launching a long and successful career as a professional writer. Her 1921 play A Bill of Divorcement, a major hit, was adapted for a 1932 film starring Katharine Hepburn and John Barrymore as well as a 1940 remake starring Maureen O'Hara and Adolphe Menjou. Encouraged by the success of the burgeoning film industry, Ashton began working as a screenwriter on such projects as Anna Karenina (1935) and Perfect Strangers (1945), the latter of which earned her an Academy Award. A member of the legendary Detection Club, one of her novels--cowritten with Helen Simpson--was adapted for Alfred Hitchcock's 1930 film Murder!

The Voice of a People: Speeches from Black America is a collection of historical speeches by some of the nation's leading black intellectuals, activists, artists, and organizers. Featuring such orators as Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Sojourner Truth, and W. E. B. Du Bois, the collection reflects their leadership on issues ranging from abolition to lynching, women's suffrage, black nationalism, and labor organizing. In transmitting the public medium of speech to the page, The Voice of a People: Speeches from Black America endeavors to provide proper historical context and relevant biographical information for each orator and their work. By keeping their words alive, we not only honor the sacrifices of leaders who paved the way for African Americans today, but ensure their work will continue to contribute towards a better future for all.