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  • 02:00

    Antebellum Weddings at Oak Island

    in Romance

    This multi-million dollar, 17-acre Estate encompasses all of the majesty that one could imagine. Our gorgeous 11,000 square foot Antebellum mansion sits majestically on a six-acre private island. The mansion boasts 8,000 square feet of porches with stunning panoramic lake views. All four sides adorn asouthern, old-world facade, complete with 8 large Doric order columns. The interior reveals two curved staircases facing one another, opposite hand in a spacious Grand Hall, perfect for wedding ceremonies or receptions. The world class barn is draped in a magical palette of lights for the most amazingly romantic setting. It also boasts beautiful lake views on all four sides. We have three very popular outdoor ceremony sites. On the Island we have the elegant fountain in front of the Mansion and a lakeside ceremony site with breathtaking views of Lay Lake. Beside the barn we have a beautiful pasture ceremony site that also affords a lakeside setting.  Please call or email for more information and to schedule a tour of the Estate, as the pictures do not  do it justice. Email:  Candaceoakisland@gmail.com (205) 671-7950

  • 01:17

    Forging Freedom with Amrita Chakarabarti Myers, Ph.D.

    in History

    Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston


    For black women in antebellum Charleston, freedom was not a static legal category but a fragile and contingent experience. A deeply researched social history, Forging Freedom reveals the ways in which black women in Charleston acquired, defined, and defended their own vision of freedom.


    Drawing on legislative and judicial materials, probate data, tax lists, church records, family papers, and more, Myers creates detailed portraits of individual women while exploring how black female Charlestonians sought to create a fuller freedom by improving their financial, social, and legal standing. Examining both those who were officially manumitted and those who lived as free persons but lacked official documentation, Myers reveals that free black women filed lawsuits and petitions, acquired property (including slaves), entered into contracts, paid taxes, earned wages, attended schools, and formed familial alliances with wealthy and powerful men, black and white--all in an effort to solidify and expand their freedom. Never fully free, black women had to depend on their skills of negotiation in a society dedicated to upholding both slavery and patriarchy. Forging Freedom thus examines the many ways in which Charleston's black women crafted a freedom of their own design instead of accepting the limited existence imagined for them by white Southerners.


    Amrita Chakrabarti Myers earned her doctorate in American History from Rutgers University. A historian of the black female experience, she is interested in race, gender, sexuality, rights, freedom, and citizenship and the ways in which these constructs intersect with one another in the lives of black women in the Old South. She is currently Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

  • 00:15

    Can the African-American Diet be Made Healthier Without Giving up Culture

    in Pop Culture

    Miller says: If you actually look at rural roots of soul food in the antebellum South, it was a cuisine primarily based on seasonal vegetables, and very little meat was eaten. Meat was typically used to flavor the vegetables, which fits into a culinary framework from West Africa, where dried, salted, or smoked fish was often used to one pot meals. Frying was for special occasions, so their food tended to be baked, boiled, or eaten raw. Think about what nutritionists are telling us to eat: dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, legumes, and fish. These are building blocks of soul food! In the antebellum South, the enslaved were pretty much fed water, vegetables with little meat; prestige foods were only served during special occasions on weekends, when the work schedule slowed down. Because of the shift in tempo, you could do more elaborate cooking using more prestigious and processed ingredients like butter, refined flour, sugar, and whole milk rather than the whole-wheat flour, molasses, and buttermilk that was more readily available. The diet is closer to what we now call vegan. Soul food’s unhealthy reputation grows when more celebration foods and processed foods enter the diet as people become more prosperous. Quite naturally, if you have more disposable income, you start eating the good stuff more often; thus, celebration food becomes more commonplace. This is further compounded by eating more fast food and industrialized food. To me, that’s a bigger factor of perceived health problems in the African American community, more so than soul food.

  • 01:49

    The Big Perm Show #75 - Gary Jenkins & Chris Tickle

    in Entertainment

    Join us this Sunday night at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST !!

    This week we chat with Dark History Con guest Gary Jenkins, a former Intelligence Unit detective with the Kansas City Police Department and a documentary film producer. Gary’s film, “Gangland Wire” is the real, inside story behind the Martin Scorsese film, “Casino”. Gary was on the task force that worked with the FBI to bring down four Midwest Mob families operating out of Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Kansas City. Gary is an organized crime expert and has also produced the films, “Negroes to Hire: Slave Life and Culture on Antebellum Missouri Farms” and “Freedom Seekers: Stories from the Western Underground Railroad”. Gary also authored a companion book titled, “John Brown and the Last Train”.

    We'll also catch up with former guest and UFC veteran Chris Tickle. A native of Pontiac,IL , Chris currently resides in Bloomington,IL. On September 24th Chris makes his pro boxing debut at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus,OH. We'll chat with Chris about his pro boxing debut and a bunch more.....Chris isn't shy about speaking his mind !!

    Don't miss the show !! We're gettin' gangster !!

  • 02:04

    American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark #21

    in Radio

    Derek Stark's 21st broadcast as a student of American Broadcasting School. The broadcast includes songs from Taylor Swift, Gina Giordano, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Chely Wright, Evanescence, Garth Brooks, Gary Morris, Terri Clark, Thompson Square, Alan Jackson, Gary Allan, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Lady Antebellum, Ozzy Osbourne, Marty Robbins, Jon Lajoie, Joss Stone, Darius Rucker, and Big & Rich. Be sure to follow Derek Stark on Twitter (@derekstark) and like American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/absthedrivehome.

  • 00:29

    American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark #21

    in Radio

    Derek Stark's 21st broadcast as a student of American Broadcasting School. The broadcast includes songs from Taylor Swift, Gina Giordano, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Chely Wright, Evanescence, Garth Brooks, Gary Morris, Terri Clark, Thompson Square, Alan Jackson, Gary Allan, Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Lady Antebellum, Ozzy Osbourne, Marty Robbins, Jon Lajoie, Joss Stone, Darius Rucker, and Big & Rich. Be sure to follow Derek Stark on Twitter (@derekstark) and like American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/absthedrivehome.

  • 00:24

    TALK! with Marie Presents Musician Lindsey Hinkle @ConcertWindow & @BookBub

    in Music

    Today's show features Singer/Songwriter Lindsey Hinkle on Concert Window.  Stay connected on twitter!


    This week, I had a chance to listen to Lindsey Hinkle live on Concert Window. Today, you'll hear some of her music on the show. She is a self-taught musician armed with resonating lyrics that are filled with insight into the human condition, as well as haunting and penetrating vocals that seem to echo mercilessly inside your head. She has been writing and performing original material since age 13, and has opened for Keith Urban, Casey James, Drake White, Shawn Mullins, Marc Broussard, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Thompson Square, Michelle Malone, Antigone Rising, and Sarah Bettens of K's Choice.

  • 01:01

    Judy Whitney-Davis, Historian: Hatred or Heritage; the Confederate Flag Debate

    in Current Events

    Join Cultural Conversations as I welcome historian and Southern Antebellum tour and performance artist to our online studio. Ms. Whitney-Davis gives her historical perspective on the Confederate Flag and the conflict between heritage and hate within the current debate over the flag. MONDAY LIVE CALL IN (347) 857-3121.  Call in and give your insight into this dynamic conversation.  http://tobtr.com/7785881


    Judy Whitney-Davis is a Southern performance artist and historian focused on bringing the stories, icons, and caharactors of the deep south of the United States to light.  She has worked on the south's most prestigous plantations and have taught hundrends of visitors desiring to know more about the role slaves and southern land owners played in the creation of America.


    Verona Mitchell, Ph.D.
    Host & Producer


     


     

  • 00:51

    HIDDEN HISTORY

    in Politics Progressive

    Lynn Rainville is a research professor in the humanities and the founding director of the Tusculum Institute for local history and historic preservation, located at Sweet Briar College. Although her PhD is in Near Eastern archaeology, she has spent the last decade studying historic African American cemeteries, documenting forgotten burial sites, conducting oral interviews with descendants of enslaved communities, and developing on-line mortuary databases.


    Lynn began researching the enslaved community on the Sweet Briar Plantation in 2001 with the re-discovery of the on-campus slave cemetery; she is working on a book about this project titled Invisible Founders: African American Heritage at Sweet Briar. Her grant-funded research has produced numerous articles and a recent book titled “Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia" (University of Virginia Press, 2014). Her latest grant-funded research is on World War I memorials and gravestones. She hosts an annual Teaching with Historic Places workshop for central Virginian teachers and holds memberships in and presents papers at a wide variety of historical organizations including the American Historical Association, the National Council on Public History, the Archaeological Institute of America, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Society for American Archaeology.

  • 01:03

    Lady Antebellum: Christmas From The South

    in Music

    This group has been renowned with their powerful vocals and music, but this is not all, the lyrics to their songs move the heart. Join Radio DJ Joseph Guy as he unfolds the reality and power of country's stars Lady Antebellum.

  • 02:05

    American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark #11

    in Radio

    Derek Stark's 11th broadcast as a student of American Broadcasting School. The broadcast includes songs from Jamey Johnson, AC/DC, Avril Lavigne, Disturbed, Billy Currington, Brooks & Dunn Ft. Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Sunny Sweeney, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Easton Corbin, Kenny Rogers, Motion Device, Brantley Gilbert, The Zac Brown Band, Randy Houser, The Henningsens, John Anderson, Charley Pride, Nickelback, and Clint Black. Be sure to follow Derek Stark on Twitter (@derekstark) and like American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/absthedrivehome.