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  • 00:03

    Militant Abolitionist/Vigilance Member, William Lambert, Arrested slaveowner

    in Culture

    Join The Gist of Freedom, www.blackhistoryblog.com, as we welcome William Lambert's descendant Christina Streety-Napier!
    Lambert was a friend of radical abolitionist John Brown and, like the more militant abolitionist leader Henry Highland Garnet, Lambert called for the slaves to rise up against their masters. At times Lambert very publicly helped fugitive slaves escape to Windsor, Canada, which was just across the Detroit River from the city of Detroit. Lambert’s most famous incident occurred in 1847, when he had the owner of fugitive slave Robert Cromwell thrown in jail so that Cromwell could escape to Canada by boat.

    Abolitionist and civil rights activist William Lambert was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1817, the son of a manumitted father and a freeborn mother. As a young man Lambert was educated by abolitionist Quakers.

    Twenty-three year old Lambert arrived in Detroit, Michigan in 1840 as a cabin boy on a steamboat, and eventually started a profitable tailoring and dry cleaning business. Upon his death Lambert left behind an estate estimated at $100,000. Lambert was also a founder of the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and served as one of its wardens.

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  • 00:40

    The Play in The UK, ‘Olaudah The Middle Passage Survivor, Author & Abolitionist

    in Education

    Please Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Adam Tulloch from Great Britian's Production of the play ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’


     


    Olaudah Equiano Survived The Middle Passage, purchased his freedom, became a black abolitionist  and  authored the first known  Enslaved African Narrative . He was a famous proponent of British abolitionism and worked with William Wilberforce.  His story is featured in the movie Amazing Grace.


      Following its success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’ will be transferring to Sutton House from the 26th-29th November.


    Kidnapped with his sister at the age of eleven, Equiano is beaten, suffocated and tortured on their journey to the coast, which sees him separated from his sister and sold to British traders.
     
    Set in the heart of West Africa during the height of the British slave trade, ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African’ is an honest, uncompromising and moving portrayal of Olaudah Equiano’s early life.


    Please note this is a site-specific production with no wheelchair access. The production also contains scenes of a violent nature and is therefore only suitable for those over the age of 16.


    Creative Team
    Writer/Director – Adam Tulloch
    Assistant Director – Sian Edwards
    Choreography – Sharon Henry
    Music – Jamal Hue-Bonner


    Cast
    Jonathan Luwagga
    Marie-Helene Boyd
    Alessandro Babalola


    Tickets available via Eventbrite
    Full Price £10
    Concessions £8
    Limited number of £5 Early Bird tickets


     
     

  • 00:51

    What Does It Mean to be an Abolitionist Vegan?

    in Health

    Having personally abolished animal use from her life by becoming vegan, Sarah K. Woodcock, Founder and Executive Director (volunteer) of The Abolitionist Vegan Society (TAVS) assumed she had addressed the speciesism that empowered her human privilege in the non-vegan world, but she discovered that that was an incorrect assumption.  She learned there was a piece of speciesism left she could best describe as, “I honor your right not to suffer, but I do not honor your right to justice.”  

    Once she examined this position closely, she chose to fully allow animals into her heart and dedicate her life to their right to justice.  She learned the war is not with the animal use industries -- the war is with the insidious speciesism in our hearts and minds which empowers animal use and new welfarism.


    Sarah recognized that animal use industries do not, under any circumstance, want us to unite behind the banner of veganism and call for an end to animal use altogether.  “They want us to agree to wrestle them so they can tire us and delude us into thinking they are making positive changes for animals.”


    Tonight we will talk about the idea that if you want animal rights, it is time to battle speciesism by uniting behind the banner of veganism which effectively addresses all uses, species, products, forms of treatment, companies, and countries at the same time.  As Sarah shares, “The only thing that will create lasting change and animal rights is transmuting the speciesism, and the fastest way to do this is by unequivocally advocating for veganism.”


    Please join us, ask questions and learn more about the vegan abolitionist movement: what it means for us, for the animals and for the world.

  • 00:51

    Afro-Latin abolitionist movements - Afro-Latin Presidents with Prof. Paul Ortiz

    in Education

    Join The Gist of Freedom with host Natasha Demosthene and guest Professor Paul Ortiz. Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s first black president and other iconic revolutionaries will be discussed.


    Black Mexican President Ended Slavery!



    During the Civil War Slavers fled to and hid blacks in Gavelston, Texas! Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s first black president Abolished Slavery, Assisted Escaping Blacks and Fought Texas!


    Texas President Sam Houston lamented that " two valuable negro boys for which I had paid in cash $2100 previous to my visit to Nashville, ran away last spring to Mexico. Thus you can see I am in bad luck."


    Just two and a half months after Mexico abolished slavery, officials were uneasy about the numbers of new European Americans settling within Mexico and they attempted to curb the number of newcomers.


    In 1830, Mexico decreed that foreigners could not cross the border without obtaining a passport issued by Mexican agents.Texans did not respect the MEXICAN border in their pursuits of Freed Blacks. In 1855, Captain James Callahan of the Texas Rangers entered Mexico in an attempt to recapture self-emancipated Africans.

  • 02:16

    REBECCA HENSLEY: THE PRISON ABOLITION MOVEMENT, ALBERT WOODFOX & FREEDOM

    in Current Events

    Professor and prison abolitionist     Rebecca Hensley?
    Professor in the Sociology department
    at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA


    Rebecca Hensley is a writer, speaker, and sociologist who's made a life's work out of unapologetically announcing what she  sees. She says, "  Some people love it. Some people don't. Whatever. The ball is still the ball, no matter what kind of spin somebody tries to put on it."  A commmitted struggler against the prison industrial complex she has worked on the behalf of many warriors locked down most recently the Angola 3


    A skilled orator- teacher - and activist she will display a lifesworth of wisdom for the future genrations of struggle to advance the cause.


    Her Blog: www.whyaminotsurprised.blogspot.com/2010/09/narrative-about-narrative.html


     


     

  • 00:36

    WORLD WIDE AFRICA THE VOICE OF THE PAN AFRICAN MOVEMENT

    in Politics

    A staunch opponent of slavery and the slave trade, he united with other emancipated African Americans in the Northern states in their abolitionist campaigns, using his Quaker connections with sympathetic co-religionists to support his efforts. Cuffe, first a whaling ship captain, eventually became a ship owner, operating a number of vessels which sailed between ports along the coast of Massachusetts.  By 1811 he was reputedly the wealthiest African American in the United States and the largest employer of free African Americans.  Despite his commercial success, Cuffe became increasingly disillusioned with the racial status of African Americans, and believed the creation of an independent African nation led by returnees from the United States offered the best prospects for free blacks and for African modernization.    Inspired by British abolitionists who had established Sierra Leone, Cuffe began to recruit blacks to emigrate to the fledgling colony.  On January 2, 1811, he launched his first expedition to Sierra Leone, sailing with an all-African American crew to Freetown.  While there Cuffe helped to establish “The Friendly Society of Sierra Leone,” a trading organization run by African Americans who had returned to West Africa. Cuffe and others hoped the success of this enterprise would generate a mass emigration of free blacks to West Africa who, once there, would evangelize the Africans, establish business enterprises, and work to abolish slavery. In 1815 Cuffe led 38 African American colonists to Sierra Leone.  The colonists established new homes and integrated into the small community of former English residents and refugees

  • 01:00

    The Making of a Crossover, Pt 2 on Crossover Culture with Justin Wassel

    in Christianity

    Don't miss the follow-up to the premier episode of Crossover Culture Real Men Real Talk with host Justin Wassel an abolitionist of our day. On The Making of a Crossover, part two we will explore what it means to experience a crossover in our lives personally, and how that would make a real change in our culture and society. The host will also be introducing modern day realities, servants and heroes, be sure to tune in!


    Special music by Janie Chu, "Walk Away," from her LP Roots available at janiechu.com or CD Baby; and Pamela Rose Rodriguez, "Waitin' on the Bus," from her EP It's All Around available at pamelarosemusic.com or iTunes.


    Crossover Culture Real Men Real Talk, a safe place of grace where hidden truths of the heart are free to breathe, and lives are free to change. Connect with Justin Wassel on Facebook at Eagles Point or his blog at www.epcrossover.wordpress.com. Broadcast internationally on Voices of Truth Radio Network a SpeakTruth Media production © 2015.

  • 01:00

    The Making of a Crossover on Crossover Culture Real Men Real Talk

    in Christianity

    Don't miss this PREMIER episode of Crossover Culture Real Men Real Talk with host Justin Wassel an abolitionist of our day. The Making of a Crossover will introduce you to the show and host exploring the backdrop of the issues the show will center around and the practical solutions that we all can engage in to see real change within us and in our world.


    Special music by Pamela Rose Rodriguez, "It's All Around," and Heather Evans, "For My Generation," both singles available for download on iTunes.


    Crossover Culture Real Men Real Talk, a safe place of grace where hidden truths of the heart are free to breathe, and lives are free to change. Broadcast internationally on Voices of Truth Radio Network a SpeakTruth Media production © 2015.

  • 00:49

    Black Abolitionists, Book by Benjamin Quarles Chapter 9 Vigilance Committe

    in Education

    Black Abolitionists, Book by Benjamin Quarles Chapter 9 Vigilance Committe


    Noted historian, scholar, and educator Benjamin Author Quarles was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 23, 1904. 


    A prolific writer, Quarles published ten books, twenty-three major articles, and hundreds of shorter pieces of various sorts.  At least four of his books attained national significance:  Frederick Douglass (1948), which grew out of his doctoral research and remains the authoritative source for most of what is known about Douglass; The Negro in the American Revolution (1961), one of the first books to demonstrate the importance of including African Americans in the mainstream narratives of U.S. history; The Negro in the Making of America (1964), a text used in courses throughout the country; and Black Abolitionists (1969), a book that helped propel a major reassessment of the anti-slavery movement. 


    David Ruggles advocated for self-defense and the need for African Americans to organize and establish their own "remedy" for justice. In 1835, Ruggles and other black abolitionists formed the Committee of Vigilance (A hybrid of The Black Panthers and The NAACP) to protect free blacks and recently escaped slaves and to fight slave catchers and kidnappers.


    As David Ruggles, a leading black abolitionist, made clear in this 1836 account of a kidnapping, African Americans could not count on the police, the courts, or anti-slavery organizations.


    Richard Riker (Rikers Island named after him) [1773-1842]
    A lawyer and eventual judge who saw us on the lowest social level possible. Adipta writes, "When seven-year-old schoolboy Henry Scott was seized as a fugitive slave from his classroom, the kidnappers forcibly brought the terrified child before Richard Riker, the magistrate of New York City. They claimed that the boy was property belonging to white slaver.

  • 02:56

    TRIVIUM CAFE Episode 007: Education v. Indoctrination

    in Education

    Please join Raul & Mass Formatic as they tackle the issue of Education v. Indoctrination.  In tonights episode they will define terms, gather a body of knowledge to include the history of the present "education system".  This will be a show not to miss as it deals with the root problem of the current human condition.  Please tune in for a 2 hour information packed show.  Don't forget to call- in (347)989-1084 before the 2 hour live feed ends,  in order to get your pass into the 3rd hour Underground Station.  Welcome to the Trivium Cafe!

  • 01:10

    Ralph Poynter, What's Happening 04/07/2015

    in Politics Progressive

    "Ralph Poynter: What's Happening" is proudly presented by "Human Rights Demand" channel at Blogtalkradio, airing Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. EST. Please call (347)857-3293 to speak on air. Poynter is a retired New York school teacher, former union organizer, legal investigator, and a noted public speaker. He and his wife, Lynne Stewart (formerly a renowned activist attorney), are human and civil rights icons. Poynter looks forward to your questions and comments during each radio broadcast. If you prefer, you can listen via computer. All "Human Rights Demand" shows are archived for future listening at your convenience. Poynter's debut broadcast, taped February 10, 2015, is available at:  
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2015/02/11/ralph-poynter-whats-happening

    Poynter helps to clarify current news reports by sharing his vast knowledge of American History, Black History, and World History. Poynter's regular featured guests include Lynne Stewart, Betty Davis, Larry Pinkney, and others who include scholars and human rights activists throughout America and from all walks of life - like you! Please call with your questions and comments. Email Poynter at RalphPoynterWhatsHappening@gmail.com

    Ralph Poynter recently celebrated both the one-year anniversary of Lynne Stewart's prison release and our continuing work to bring home all of the nation's political prisoners. It was sponsored by the Ralph & Lynne New Abolitionist Movement and the Lynne Stewart Organization. 

    Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. 
    ~Frederick Douglass