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Tonight at 8pm ET Audio Book, Listen to A Reading of Frederick Douglass' Autobiography ~ Mr. Douglass shares his Courageous Escape on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryBlog.com
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"It was the custom in the State of Maryland to require the free colored people to have what were called free papers. These instruments they were required to renew very often, and by charging a fee for this writing, considerable sums from time to time were collected by the State. In these papers the name, age, color, height, and form of the freeman were described, together with any scars or other marks upon his person which could assist in his identification. This device in some measure defeated itself-since more than one man could be found to answer the same general description. Hence many slaves could escape by personating the owner of one set of papers; and this was often done as follows: A slave, nearly or sufficiently answering the description set forth in the papers, would borrow or hire them them till by means of them he could escape to a free State, and then, by mail or otherwise, would return them to the owner. The operation was a hazardous one for the lender as well as for the borrower. A failure on the part of the fugitive to send back the papers would imperil his benefactor, and the discovery of the papers in possession of the wrong man would imperil both the fugitive and his friend."
Reading of Frederick Douglass' famous speech givenon July 5, 1852 to the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, held at Rochester's Corinthian Hall.
Frederick Douglass a great man that rose way above being a slave and didn't learn to read until after 12 years old.
Became a friend and foe to Abe Lincoln. An author, statesman, high ranking United States official,freedom fighter,
abolistionist, and much more includling the "Lincoln/Douglass Debate"
A Program for all children 10 years and above.
part two and completion of reading Frederick Douglass' famous speech "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negor"
The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present to you excerpts from The Frederick Douglass Capitol Statue Unveiling Ceremony with songtress Lori Williams and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and the great great grand-daughter of Frederick Douglass, Nettie Washington-Douglass..
“On this statue – there are many things that are on this beautiful – isn’t it beautiful statue. It says on the side that: ‘The soul that is in me, no man can degrade.’ ‘The soul that is in me, no man can degrade.’ How perfect, how beautiful.
Each understood the truth of Douglass’ statement: ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will,’ he said. Frederick Douglass demanded freedom. He demanded a nation that stayed true to its ideals. He demanded and helped achieve a ‘more perfect union.’ And we still have work to do.
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“Good morning everyone. Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Leader Reid, Leader McConnell, Senator Schumer – the Senate sponsor of the bill that brings us here today – and of course, our colleague, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton, who has been a relentless champion. Congratulations. This is your day.
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This episode of Diet Free Life with Robert Ferguson features Frederick Douglass Opie who has appeared on the History Channel's "101 Fast Foods That Have Changed the World." He is also a Professor of History and Foodways at Babson College and the author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America and the forthcoming book Black and Latino Coalitions in New York 1959 to 1989 (Columbia University Press.) This is a can't miss episode that you'll find intriguing, informative and inspirational.
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Frederick Douglass Haynes, III, is a prophetic pastor, passionate leader, social activist, and eloquent orator and educator engaged in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, fighting against racial injustice; committed to economic justice and empowerment in under-served communities and touching and transforming the lives of the disenfranchised. For 31 years, Dr. Haynes has served as a visionary and innovative senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Under his servant leadership, the ministry and membership have grown from less than 100 members in 1983 to over 12,000.
Dr. Haynes was born in Dallas, TX and grew up in San Francisco, California. He is the grandson and son of socially conscious and active pastors. He attended public schools in the Bay Area and was one of three valedictory speakers when he graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco. Haynes graduated, with honors, from Bishop College in 1982 with a B.A. degree in Religion and English. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2005, he earned a Doctorate in Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation where he was afforded the opportunity to study at Christ Church, Oxford University in Oxford England. His dissertation reflects his commitment to faith based social activism: To Turn The World Upside Down: Church Growth In A Church Committed to Social Justice.
Since Dr. Haynes accepted the call to become Senior Pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, the church has grown numerically and in ministry to the Dallas community and around the world. Friendship-West has moved three times under the leadership of Haynes in order to accommodate its growth. When Friendship-West moved to its' Kiest location, it moved to a community characterized by crime and violence.
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K Carl Smith will be our guest today for this truly inspiring and sometimes controvercial discusstion about his book and The Frederick Douglas Republican Movement.
Sure we all know how the Republican Party and the Conservatives are looked at by the Left. That being said to be a person of color and own the name of a Frederick Douglas Republican carries its own weight and responsibility.
Find out why K. Carl is doing this and discover his passion for it, the country, and YOU!
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Why are major catastrophic issues such as Diabetes, Hypertension, AIDS and other STDs as well as a host of other serious medical and health conditions so prevalent in, and destructive too the black community? Join us this Easter sunday live as professor Frederick Ellis brings you the real deal behind this question. If you value the health of your family and our community then this is definitely a show that you cannot afford to miss.
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Frederick was born in Chicago in 1970 and now lives in Villa Park with his wife, Rae and their three miniature dachshunds. He began by writing fictional works all through high school, earned an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Electronics in 1994 and the Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University in 2005. In 2009, Frederick began writing his first novel, "The Dregs of Exodus", which was self-published with Authorhouse in late 2010. This was followed up with another novel, "The Pirates of Exodus" in 2012.
Throughout that year and early 2013, he continued writing and published four short stories in eBook form for Kindle and Nook. All of these stories share the same premise, but all are independent from one another, though the short eBook, "Campanelli: The Ping Tom Affair" and his third novel, issued by Solstice Publishing, "Campanelli: Sentinel", share the same main characters.
He loves writing and enjoys meeting and talking to readers at book signing events.
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