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curtis rodgers portraitCurtis E. Rodgers

Founder & Publisher | Lawyer and Entrepreneur 1935–2009

A lifelong pursuit of justice and equality led Curtis E. Rodgers to establish MasterBuy AudioBooks in 1996. It was his wish to educate and enlighten readers about the contributions that African-Americans have made to history and literature. In pursuit of that goal, eleven titles have been produced. Perhaps his legacy can be best stated by the James Weldon Johnson’s poem The Reward which appears in MasterBuy’s title, O’Black and Unknown Bards published in 2005.


The Reward

No greater earthly boon than this I crave,

That those who some day gather ‘round my grave,

In place of tears, may whisper of me then,

“He sang a song that reached the hearts of men.”