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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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  • 01:13

    Audio Book, Harriet Jacobs ~Survivor of Slavery, Abolitionist and Author

    in Education

    The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com is pleased to present to you the audio book of Harriet Jacobs, an African American abolitionist! Mrs. Jacobs  became active in the antislavery movement, and at the urging of several female abolitionists, she wrote “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” which was published in 1860. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is a powerful depiction of the sexual abuse of female slaves. 


    Harriet Jacobs would thwart repeated sexual advancements made by slavers for years, then escape to the North. She would later publish an account of her anguished life in her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.


     


    Harriet had previously asked Norcom for permission to marry a free black man. Norcom had violently refused. Now Harriet had a plan to disrupt his fight for sexual conquest: She had become friends with a caring white man -- an unmarried lawyer. She would become sexually involved with this man, become pregnant, and an infuriated Norcom would sell her and her child. 


    A child was conceived.  The harassment continued even after she bore the lawyer another child. Finally, after she learned that Norcom was preparing to put her children to work as plantation slaves, she had had enough. In June of 1835, after seven years of mistreatment, Harriet escaped.


    Harriet was actively involved with the abolition movement before the launch of the Civil War. During the war she used her celebrity to raise money for black refugees. After the war she worked to improve the conditions of the recently-freed slaves. 

  • 00:40

    Modern Day Abolitionist

    in Comedy

    Dave & Mike are back with an all new episode to discuss the ongoing debates around gun control & climate change as well as popular opinions that need to be challenged in today's society.

  • 02:00

    Global Peeks

    in Culture

    ASA  ~ FAMILY,     In the first segment of Global Peeks, Brother Charles Muhammad (filling in for Bro.Brian) welcomes the host of the talk radio show "Voices of Dissent," , Dougie "the Abolitionist" Hanson. Dougie a very prominent community activist in Atlanta is the head of "Georgia Coalition to End the New Jim Crow." He is also a main featured organizer who orchestrates work shops that deal with mass incarceration and police brutality. They will discuss several relevant issues that negatively affect Blacks in our community and what we can do to combat these challenges.

    Our second segment we will feature Peonage Researcher, author, and television talk show host Antoinette Harrell. We will discuss the notorious Dozier School for Boy, a facility where Black and poor at risk youth were routinely abused and in many cases murdered by staff. She will make the correlation between these heinous acts and the genocide of our Black Youth today.
     

  • 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


     
     

  • 00:35

    Happy Talk Radio Presents - A Reflection on Black History Moments & Quotes

    in Education

    Hello World,


    Welcome to Happy Talk Radio.  This is GG Stanley, your host with the most happy talk from coast-to-coast.  Happy Talk Radio is a family friendly program about you and me in the totality of happiness for our mind, body and soul.


    Today we will observe Black History Month on a reflection of Black History Moments and quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King ("I Have A Dream" Speech), President Barack Obama ("Yes We Can" Speech), Harriet Tubman and others Civil Rights Leaders and abolitionists such as Nelson Mandela, Booker T. Washington, Sojourner Truth, Mahatma Ghandi, Rosa Park.....


    Our history is still in the making; and "Happy Talk Radio" is bringing it home!!!


    BLACK HISTORY QUOTES


    "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background or his religion.  People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to learn, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."            By Nelson Mandela


    "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."           By Booker T. Washington


    "You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."                By Rosa Parks


    "Truth is powerful and it prevails.  Ain't I a Woman"         By Sojourner Truth


    "Be the change you wish to see in the world."                  By Mahatma Ghandi

  • 00:29

    The Real Deal No (BS) With Host Queen Akaiha & King Dr. Umar A. Johnson

    in Current Events

    Welcome Royal Family, Now calling our royal court to order, Kings, Queens, Prince & Princess take your royal seats. You are in for a stimulating thought provocative conversation on what going on in our lives. Consciousness for sure does Black life really matter to you? Today show is on our relationships. What are the 4 things you need to have a solid relationship?  Kings do you expect your Queen to cook, clean, work, take care of the kids? Do you Queen expect you King to cheat and your're keeping another man on the side?  Queens do you expect your King to work then come home fix the things around the house fix the car and stay in the house with you? Are you telling them what you want before you give away the cookie?   The Royal court in session with Dr. Umar A. Johnson from Hidden Colors 1,2,3, documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe.


    Dr.Umar Johnson is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist who is considered an expert on the education and mental health of Afrikan and Afrikan-American children. Dr.Umar, as he is known to friends, is a paternal blood relative of both the Great Abolitionist Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) and the late Bishop Alexander Wayman (1821-1895), 7th Bishop of the AME Church, both from Maryland's Eastern Shore. Dr.Umar is an educational diagnostician who specializes in special education issues.


     

  • 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.

  • 00:29

    The Real Deal No BS with Queen Akaiha ~ King Dr Umar A. Johnson

    in Current Events

    Welcome Royal Family, Now calling our royal court to order, Kings, Queens, Prince & Princess take your royal seats. You are in for a stimulating thought provocative conversation on what going on in our lives. Consciousness for sure does Black life really matter to you? Today show is on our relationships. What are the 4 things you need to have a solid relationship?  Kings do you expect your Queen to cook, clean, work, take care of the kids? Do you Queen expect you King to cheat and your're keeping another man on the side?  Queens do you expect your King to work then come home fix the things around the house fix the car and stay in the house with you? Are you telling them what you want before you give away the cookie?   The Royal court in session with Dr. Umar A. Johnson from Hidden Colors 1,2,3, documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe.


    Dr.Umar Johnson is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist who is considered an expert on the education and mental health of Afrikan and Afrikan-American children. Dr.Umar, as he is known to friends, is a paternal blood relative of both the Great Abolitionist Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) and the late Bishop Alexander Wayman (1821-1895), 7th Bishop of the AME Church, both from Maryland's Eastern Shore. Dr.Umar is an educational diagnostician who specializes in special education issues.

  • 01:57

    Anthony Rayson of South Chicago ABC Zine Distro

    in Current Events

    Tune into George Jackson University Radio Wednesday the 30th,2015 at 8:00 pm eastern time . As we have long time standing prison abolitionist,supporter of Poltical prisoners ,writer,organizer and curator of materials for prisoners especially political prisoners such as Sundiata Acoli,Abdul Olugbala Shakur,Mutope Duguma and many more ,this staunch advocate for prisoners is Anthony Rayson of South Chicago ABC Zine Distro . The call in number to listen is 347-826-7332 . Uhuru Sasa ! Uhuru Sasa ! Uhuru Sasa !

  • 00:29

    The Real Deal No BS~ With Queen Akaiha & King Dr. Omar Johnson

    in Current Events

    Welcome Royal Family, Now calling our royal court to order, Kings, Queens, Prince & Princess take your royal seats. You are in for a stimulating thought provocative conversation on what going on in our lives. Consciousness for sure does Black life really matter to you?  Todays show will be listening to Dr  Umar A. Johnson from hidden colors 1,2,3, if you havent check him out do so.


    Dr. Umar Johnson is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist who is considered an expert on the education and mental health of Afrikan and Afrikan-American children. Dr. Umar, as he is known to friends, is a paternal blood relative of both the Great Abolitionist Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) and the late Bishop Alexander Wayman (1821-1895), 7th Bishop of the AME Church, both from Maryland's Eastern Shore. Dr. Umar is an educational diagnostician who specializes in special education issues. He is known most for his work in identifying mis-diagnosed learning disabled and ADHD students. As a child therapist, he works with depressed and behaviorally-challenged males. Dr. Umar is author of the new book "Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Education and ADHD Wars Against Black Boys," the 1st book ever written by a African-American male school psychologist to Black parents with specific strategies on how to fight back against special education and ADHD. Dr.  Umar also holds degrees in education and political science. He is one of the most requested speakers in the world, and has lectured in North America, South America, The Caribbean, Europe and Afrika. Dr. Umar is currently working on building his new school, The Frederick Douglass & Marcus Garvey RBG International Leadership Academy for boys. CALL TO ACTION...