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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.
Writer/Director – Adam Tulloch
Assistant Director – Sian Edwards
Choreography – Sharon Henry
Music – Jamal Hue-Bonner
Tickets available via Eventbrite
Full Price £10
Limited number of £5 Early Bird tickets
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.
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.
Tubman's organizing ability was key to her success -- she had to work with supporters on the clandestine Underground Railroad, as well as get messages to the slaves, since she met them away from their plantations to avoid detection. They usually left on a Saturday evening, as the Sabbath might delay anyone noticing their absence for another day, and if anyone did note their flight, the Sabbath would certainly delay anyone from organizing an effective pursuit or publishing a reward.
Tubman was only about five feet tall, but she was smart and she was strong -- and she carried a long rifle. She used the rifle not only to intimidate pro-slavery people they might meet, but also to keep any of the slaves from backing out. She threatened any who seemed like they were about to leave, telling them that "dead Negroes tell no tales." A slave who returned from one of these trips could betray too many secrets: who had helped, what paths the flight had taken, how messages were passed..
Quakers Released Slaves
Not only did many Quakers release their slaves, but they saw to it that they could take care of themselves, teaching them to read and write and, in many cases, seeing that they were escorted to states or territories where they could live in freedom.
Quaker John Woolman was involved with the abolitionist movement from an early date. He traveled the countryside, preaching against slavery. Woolman, born in 1720, became convinced that slavery was wrong when, at the age 20, he was asked by his employer to write a bill of sale for a slave girl. He did write it, but told his boss that he “believed slave-keeping to be a practice inconsistent with the Christian religion.” Shortly after this incident, Woodman left his job to travel and was instrumental in spreading the abolitionist message.
Join Maya Schenwar on Human Rights Demand Blogtalkradio channel, Monday, Feb. 23. Call-in at (347)857-3293. She will discuss her book, "Locked Down, Locked Out - Why Prisons Don't Work and How We Can Do Better." What did Angela Davis and Michelle Alexander say about this book, which was written by the Sr. Editor of Truthout? Their reviews are below:
“Maya Schenwar's stories about prisoners, their families (including her own), and the thoroughly broken punishment system are rescued from any pessimism such narratives might inspire by the author's brilliant juxtaposition of abolitionist imaginaries and radical political practices.”
—Angela Y. Davis, author of "Are Prisons Obsolete?"
“This book has the power to transform hearts and minds, opening us to new ways of imagining what justice can mean for individuals, families, communities, and our nation as a whole. Maya Schenwar’s personal, openhearted sharing of her own family’s story, together with many other stories and real-world experiments with transformative justice, makes this book compelling, highly persuasive, and difficult to put down. I turned the last page feeling nothing less than inspired.”
—Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow"?
Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. Schenwar profiles community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems—both individual harm and larger social wrongs—through connection rather than isolation, moving toward a safer, freer future for all of us.
This week, Yamaneika and Side Eye Chloe are reunited in studio as they catch up and discuss Chloe’s fascinations from her tour around the country, Michelle Rodriguez’s comments about people of color finding their own lane in Hollywood, Harriet Tubman and abolitionist post cards, and Jihadi John's attractiveness. Check it out!
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Jared Brock is the author of A Year of Living Prayerfully, and the co-founder of Hope for the Sold, an abolitionist charity that fights human trafficking one word at a time. Jared is happily married to his best friend, Michelle, with whom he is the co-director and co-producer of Red Light Green Light. Together they have traveled to over 40 countries and have spoken in over 100 cities around North America. Jared’s writing has appeared in Huffington Post, Converge, Esquire, and Relevant Magazine, and he writes regularly at JaredBrock.com.
"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 was joined by Lynne Stewart and their colleague Betty Davis during the debut broadcast on February 10, 2015, available at the link below:
Poynter helps to clarify current events by sharing his vast knowledge of American History, Black History, and World History. A better understanding about what has already transpired prepares us to comprehend what's really happening and effect positive outcomes. You are urged to call-in with questions and comments.
Ralph Poynter and Lynne Stewart celebrated both the one-year anniversary of Stewart's prison release and our continuing work to bring home all of the nation's political prisoners in February 2015. 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.
Februrary is Black History Month!!!! Tonight we will honor the heros of the 16th-19th centuries. Soujourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglas, and all of our early ancestors who fought and sacrificied for African-American people and all people. These abolitionists and all that fought during these centureis paved the way for the Civil Rights Movement! Join me as I salute these and other great giants of slavery and our early centuries. Talk with you then!
When thinking about the history of slavery one tends to think about the abolitionist movement. Generally speaking when we thing about this movement we tend to think about the Quakers and their impact in the USA and perhaps beyond and rightly so.
While it’s true the Quakers did much toward ending slavery I content the abolitionist movement started about the time Jesus of Nazareth ascended into Heaven. Paul’s Epistle to Timothy clearly illustrates the picture of a disdain for owning a human being. Paul explains whey we have the law;
“the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the gospel. (I paraphrase).
This then becomes a clarion call to the world actually that slavery was an abomination to God. That as Christians we can not abide by a person owning another person. This of course was taken seriously by both believers and non believers alike. To the non believer who owned slaves he saw an enemy of his enterprises. To the believer they came to truly understand what Paul meant when he said;
In speaking to the Athenians, Paul stated that God "has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings" (Acts 17:26). We are all descendants of Adam. While we are divided between different nations and languages, we are all the same -- human beings created by the hand of God.
Today we will discuss health, wealth and prosperity. We will discuss The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles. We will have Special Guest Teresa R. Kemp author of the new book "Keeper of The Fire". She is an Author, 5th Generation Quilter, Abolitionist, Historian, Researcher, Owner of Plantation Quilts &UGRR Secre Quilt Code Museum. Born in Baumholder, West Germany to the late Dr. Howard and Serena (Strother) Wilson. She graduated from Berlin American High School and attended the Ohio State Univ in Columbus, OH. She transferred to WV State University and graduated with a BA. She graduated from DeVry University in Decatur, GA with a BS in Computer Information Systems. As an Abolitionist, she fights Human Trafficking while researching international slavery, documenting and preserves the world's cultural heritage. We hope to hear you on the lines, Call In 424-222-5250 press 1 to speak.
Speak Life Radio ~ Remembering African American History!
Blessings family and welcome back to another amazing show. When most people think about African American History, the first thing that comes to mind is slavery right? Well our History is much richer and goes deeper than that, we were and still are a Great people with great minds and a fascinating culture. Unfortunately not much of our history is taught in school but that shouldn't stop us from learing it and teaching it to our youth! God says, "My People Perish For Lack Of Knowledge" and that's exactly whats happening to our people because we have no idea how great we are nor do we realize all that we have contributed to society.
Here are some Important and Famous African Americans you may or may not know: Benjamin Banneker ~1731-1806 Astronomer, clockmaker, publisher. Phillis Wheatly ~ 1753-1784 Poet, one of the first African American poets whose works were published. Frederick Douglass ~ 1818-1895 Abolitionist, editor, orator, author,statesman, reformer. Harriet Tubman ~ 1820-1913 writer, abolitionist, as an ablitionist, she acted as intelligance gather, refugee organizer, raid leader, nurse, revival speaker, and fund raiser. This is just a few but I pray this will give you a taste to study more!!!!
We are very pleased to have as guest tonight Mr. Donald L Dowridge jr ~ Historian, Motivational Guru, Founder of DLD (Determined to Learn and Develop) Enterprises and Founder of the DLD Black History Museum. Please join us plus invite others.
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