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Join historian Steve Strimer on The Gist of Freedom as he lectures on abolitionists Sojourner Truth and David Ruggles!
David Ruggles opened the first black-owned bookstore in America, although it was burned too. He was an editor and printer and started a reading room and a circulating library. He published the first magazine by an African American in this country. All amazing accomplishments! But wait, there's more!
David helped found the New York Committee of Vigilance (A cross between The Black Panthers and N.A.A.C.P), a group dedicated to preventing blacks from being sold into the South. David wrote fiery pamphlets, daringly publishing the bounty hunters' names. He helped hundreds of fugitive slaves, traveled extensively as an anti-slavery agent, and became one of the chief conductors of the Underground Railroad. He helped a runaway slave from Maryland survive to become Frederick Douglas.
Ruggles home, 36 Lispenard St., will be included The New York "Freedom Trail" the house where David Ruggles, a leading abolitionist, sheltered hundreds of runaway slaves as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
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.
A rebroadcast from June 2011.
Anne Gordon, Ulster County (N.Y.) Historian, and Bob Lusk, nationally known folk musician, who are spearheading the drive to erect a statue of Sojourner Truth in Port Ewen, N.Y. (where Sojourner lived); and Thomas McLiechey, a descendant of Sojourner from Battle Creek, Mich., talk about Sojourner, her legacy, and slave ancestry in New York. Bob will sing a few songs written by Sojourner as well.
Among the photos is the statue of Sojourner Truth, dedicated on 21 September 2013, in Port Ewen.
Join Felix and Annie at 7pm EST Sunday night to talk about the week in Boston sports. What are your thoughts on the Bruins? Will they make the playoffs? And how are the Red Sox looking as they move through spring training? Are you worried about the starting pitching? We'll cover both teams, as well as some New England Patriots. And maybe some golf. And the usual randomness. What are your favorite songs from the 90's? Tune in on Sunday to talk about whatever is on your mind, along with great early spring sports talk.
Tonight I reviewed the upcoming movie from The National Geoprahpic Channel called Killing Jesus. After that I talked about and gave my opinion on the Indiana Religious Freedom Act. The law was read word for word and Indiana Governor Mike Pence's statement was read as well. Also included was a heart felt post from my daughter Brook encouraging people to do their research and not just believe everything you are told.
THE ED BOSTON PODCAST - #PRAYINGFORMARK
This week we are dedicating the show to praying for the lead singer of Casting Crowns, Mark Hall. Mark had cancer surgery on Wednesday and we will be praying, asking others to call in and pray and playing music from Casting Crowns.
There will be a total of 50 lines available and fans, musicians, and Christian leaders are all invited to call and talk about Mark, the power of prayer and to join us in prayer.
LIAM MATTHEWS (BOBBY) in the new movie Do You Believe? will be our guest during the first hour. The movie will be in theaters this Friday, March 20th.
Liam Matthews has been performing on stage and in film for more than twenty years. His standout theater productions include To Kill a Mocking Bird, Scapino, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Chaps, Much Ado About Nothing, Dancing at Lughnasa, and Lost in Yonkers. His most recent film credits include BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE; ISRA 88; MICKEY MATSON AND THE COPPERHEAD CONSPIRACY; THE BOOK OF DANIEL; JERUSALEM COUNTDOWN; WAR PRAYER; and DO YOU BELIEVE? in which he plays Bobby. He graduated from Hope College where he played on the ice hockey team and received his MFA from the University of Michigan. He is an avid cyclist, visual artist, and a founding member of 10 West Studios and EMC Productions.
In hour two, I will review a couple of topics that I have covered recently, one being the elections in Israel; and the other is an update on the health of Mark Hall from Casting Crowns. #prayingformark
Tonight I will be breaking down Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech given to a joint session of Congress. I will also talk about the growing unrest in the country, as well as give a tribute for someone special and a shout out to someone who had a baby this past week. All this and more on The Ed Boston Podcast.
The Real Truth is God the Father through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit redeem humankind from the power of sin. The Real Truth indwells Christians by the Holy Spirit so the message can be preached to those in darkness so they can have Real Truth living in them. I hope the Real Truth is welcome in your life. I love you!
BLACK MEN HAVE IT BAD.. NOBODY SPEAKING HIGHLY OF THEM.. NOBODY WANTING THEM AROUND, UNLESS THEY WANT SOMETHING FROM THEM OR TAKING THEM FOR WHAT THEY CAN GET... HELL.. EVEN THE SEX IS USED UP LIKE THEY ARE JUST FOR PROCREATION..... WE AINT IN NO TUNNELL... SO START TELLING THE TRUTH.. WE USING THEM UP .. AND THEY TIRED..
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