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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. 

  • 00:03

    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.


  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 01:56

    TCRN presents TRIVIUM CAFE Episode 038: Taxation Pt. 2

    in Education

    This is the final TRIVIUM CAFE episode on BTR.  This is part two of our series on Taxation. Please join Da' Bull & Mass Formatic on this jouney to determine: IS IT WRONG NOT TO PAY YOUR TAXES?  The Conductors will apply the Logic part of the Trivium Method of Learning.  They will ask and answer Why?  They will look at common arguments for and against this premise.


    Please "LIKE" our FaceBook Page HERE.  Interact with the Conductors & other listeners, in real time, on our FaceBook Event Page Here.  

    Welcome to the Cafe!

  • 00:12

    Audio Book Henry Bibb, Part 2 self-liberated newspaper founder, The Voice!

    in Education

    Audio Book Henry Bibb,  Part 2 self-liberated  newspaper founder, The Voice!

    Author and Newspaper Owner, Henry Bibb a self-liberated black man gained his freedom in 1837. However he returned to Kentucky to try and rescue his wife and daughter. On the first attempt, he was recaptured and his whole family was sold south to a Mississippi plantation owner.  

    They escaped together, but were set upon by wolves and recaptured. Henry managed to get away again, but despite all his efforts, could not free his beloved Malinda and their little girl, Frances.
    Henry Bibb became an eloquent lecturer, author and community organizer.  http://bit.ly/HenryBibb_LoveAds

    In September 1851, as a result of the new Fugitive Slave Law, Mr. Bibb called a conference to be held in Toronto to discuss whether or not Canada was the best place for African Americans to seek freedom. 

    More than 50 delegates came to the North American Convention, also called “The Convention of Coloured Freemen.” 

    Henry and Mary also started a newspaper, The Voice of the Fugitive, in January, 1851. The Voice of the Fugitive was the first anti-slavery paper published in Canada by people of African descent. It was a very important means of communicating with Underground Railroad supporters, and with the general public. 

    Mr. Bibb's autobiography, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave publicized the horrors of slavery. It was published in 1849 and became very popular reading, helping to further the cause of anti-slavery in North America and even in Europe.

  • 01:46

    Ep# 115 AHA/BAMH Why is there conflict?

    in Christianity



    Welcome to G220 Radio!!

    On this episode of G220 Radio Alan Maricle will be joining me as someone who stands as an abolitionist against human abortion. We will be talking about the issues that separate or conflict between AHA & BAMH (Babies are murdered here). 

    I pray that one day we will see a reconciliation between brothers and sisters in Christ who stand on opposite sides of this issue. 

    The main issue I believe is the authority of the local church. Hopefully tonight we will be able to discuss this issue as well as others that may be between the two camps.

    The phone lines will be open for the listeners to call in and share their thoughts on this topic. 347-857-402

  • 01:48

    "A Fare to Remember" Live Halloween Investigation at the Ramsdell House

    in Paranormal

    This Halloween night, you are invited to join Living Paranormal as we investigate the Ramsdell house. Built in 1858 by Boston abolitionist Zopher D Ramsdell, the home served as the last stop on the Underground Railroad as the launch point into free Ohio. After serving as a residence for 122 years, the home now serves as a Civil War era museum containing period pieces and perhaps more...  Join in on the fun LIVE at 10pm eastern Halloween night at www.LivingParanormal.com/Live.

  • 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.

  • 02:04

    The Clubhouse - "Big Holes...And...Deep Graves"

    in Radio

    Special Guests : Educator, Clinical Psychologist and Activist Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson And Rap Artist P-Nyce

    Umar Abdullah-Johnson is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who practices privately throughout Pennsylvania and lectures throughout the country. Umar is a blood relative of Frederick Douglass, the great Black abolitionist and orator. As a school psychologist Umar evaluates children ages 3-21 in an effort to determine if they have educational disabilities and a need for special education services. Umar is considered a national expert on learning disabilities and their effect on Black children, as well an expert on helping schools and parents modify challenging behaviors that can ultimately lead to disruptive behavior disorder diagnoses in Black boys.

    P-Nyce (Nyce)  joined the army to find a way out of the cruel streets in the early 2000s. After enlisting he quickly found him self at war, in Iraq dreaded Sunni triangle with the 2nd Infantry Division. In 2010 P-Nyce quickly became one of the top entertainers in the Augusta, Ga. Boasting the #1 Radio Show (WPRW Power 107) for 3 years, he openeded a sports bar & Promoting some of the Cities biggest Parties to Date. In 2014 when he dropped the local hit “Runnin Out of Money” . Inking a deal with Push Managements own Dewayne "Duprano" Martin in May 2014 P-Nyce dropped his biggest record to date “Who Gone Check Me” ..