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The photos of enslaved West Africans show these quilted coded patterns from the quilts "ichie" marks cut into their skin
If you read the book, Hidden In Plain View, written by Jackie Tobin should tune in to The Gist of Freedom with Roy Paul (@RoyPaulReports) and his guest, author Mrs.Teresa Kemp! Teresa book The Keeper of the Fire book covers not just Igbo Tribe's slavery but slavery in Africa by Arabs and Africans.
Many people questions the encoded quilts. They argue enslaved Africans were not intelligent enough to out smart the Slavers. What many fail to understand, that most Africans were multi-langual. They wrote and read in more than on language. Many asked who could understand the coded quilt pattern language. Tonight's guest, Mrs. Kemp has posters from Nigeria that date the symbols and patterns to 1400 AD this is clearly before the Civil War in America 1861-1865. We have the linage of 3 Eze's of Igbo land to 1042, 1087, 1092 BC.
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Join The Gist of freedom and host Roy Paul at The Still Family's 145th Reunion!
The Underground Railroad First Family ~The Still Family William Still, Dr. James Still and Peter
Gist-Still The Gist of Freedom is Still Faith chronicles the faithful ties that bound three incredible families of activists; all from an array of generations and races. The Still Brothers of The Historical Underground Railroad Family;
Peter Gist-Still, Self-emancipated and authors Dr. James Still (The Recollections of Dr. James Still and William Still 1821-1902 (The Underground Railroad);
Dr. James Still's book http://archive.org/details/earlyrecollectio00stil
Peter Gist-Still's book http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/pickard/menu.html
William Still's book http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15263
The Glory of Freedom by Iyanla Vanzant in 1995. Join the Gist of Freedom as we listen to a speech Iyanla gave at Medgar Evers College in 1995. Meet Iyanla Vanzant in Newark, New Jersey September 26-27 http://www.oprahweekend.com/events.
Watch Iyanla on Youtube, www.Youtube.com/LesleyNutube
Part 1 http://youtu.be/oDbkNyFMU4w
Part 2 http://youtu.be/Qf2cnx5CP7U
Part 3 http://youtu.be/vyAnWgjcZd0
The Ebola outbreak, please Join The Gist of Freedom, The Black History Internet Radio show in welcoming Sierra Leonean Hindowa Saidu!
"On Thursday the World Health Organization said that more than 1,900 people have died in West Africa Ebola out break. There have been 3,500 confirmed probable cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. More than 40 percent of death have occurred in the last three weeks, the W.H.O. said, suggesting that the epidemic is fast out pacing effort to control it,
In spite of all of these development Sierra Leoneans in the state of Massachusetts in America in few hours time will be taking on the principal streets of Boston in a walk against the Ebola out break in their country and region. This is to draw the attention of the American public and the rest of the world to the suffering of our people as international press houses have been invited to fully cover the event.
May God cause his face to shine on the land that we love Sierra Leone."
~ Hindowa Saidu
Chapter 6, Music for Jesus Lyrics of Freedom; Chapter 7 Flight and Revolt, Runaways and Maroons
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
"Michael, Row the Boat Ashore" is an African-american spiritual. It was first noted during the American Civil War at St. Helena Island, one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina, USA.
The song was sung by former slaves whose owners had abandoned the island before the Union navy arrived to enforce a blockade. Charles Pickard Ware, an abolitionist and Harvard graduate who had come to supervise the plantations on St. Helena Island wrote the song down in music notation as he heard the freedmen sing.
The lyric describes the simple crossing of the River Jordan with macabre undertones provided by reference to trumpets, eternal life and unknown lands. Despite its deathly connotations the song is affirming, a celebration of faith under oppression.
“This book will force many readers to reexamine their assumptions about American history… Young readers will be fascinated and better informed for having experienced this book,” wrote School Library Journal. Striking photographs highlight this unknown heritage.”
— Black Child Magazine, February/March 1997
Introduction, Fighting Bondage on Land and Sea, The First Rebels, Daily Toil, Perilous Struggle, A Troublesome Property, The Battle for Family and Knowledge, Disrupting Plantation Life, Industrial and Urban Resistance, Music for Jesus, Lyrics of Freedom, Flight and Revolt, Runaways and Maroons, Revolts in the Age of Revolution, Nineteenth-Century Slave Rebels, The Fiery Abolitionists, Marching to Freedom, The Slave's Civil War, The Bayonets of Freedom, From Slave Liberation .
Join The Gist of Freedom, Thursday February 13th, as we welcome author Betty DeRamus, our guest for a special show in honor of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, ! Betty will talk about her first book, Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad, a collection of true stories about enslaved couples—and a few interracial ones—who took extraordinary steps to avoid being separated during the slavery era.
Betty's book Celebrates the Black men and women who fought to preserve their relationships during the slavery era. These romantic and heart- wrenching stories come to life in author Betty DeRamus’s two acclaimed non-fiction books. Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad (Atria 2005) and Freedom by Any Means: True Stories of Cunning and Courage on the Underground Railroad (Atria 2009.
Forbidden Fruit is a collection of true stories about black couples (and a few interracial ones) who defied mobs, bloodhounds, bounty hunters and bullets to avoid being separated by slave masters, distance and time. Wrote author Herb Boyd: “Betty DeRamus has tapped a heretofore unknown vein of Black culture: love stories from the Underground Railroad.”
The book’s characters include a free black man who voluntarily became a slave to remain with his enslaved wife, and a runaway slave who carried his ailing wife to freedom on his back. Forbidden Fruit spent 9 months on Essence Magazine’s bestseller list. It also has been used as a textbook at Queen's College, New York, and John Jay College, New York: Memphis, Tennessee's LeMoyne-Owen College, Livonia, Michigan's Schoolcraft College, and numerous other Michigan schools.
Tonight join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we talk with the executive producer, of the play Black Wall Street, Walter E. Puryear! Running at The Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 GrandCouse Bronx, NY starting Thursday September 18th thru Sunday October 5,204.
BLACK WALL STREET by Celeste Bedford Walker
In 1921, in a small community in Tulsa Oklahoma, there was a Black paradise called Greenwood. This community consisted of Blacks, Indians, and Jews, who respected and did business with each other. In time the town was soon known as Black Wall Street. In a mere 36 block section of town, these African-Americans owned and operated up to 600 thriving businesses. One of the most popular of these businesses was Old Lady Boleys’,(fictional) an eating establishment which is where our play begins. One Sunday evening, the town’s more influential citizens gathered to have their pictures taken for the local newspaper; in honor of the community’s 20th anniversary. Before the play ends, the entire community of Greenwood is completely burned to the ground. In a 12 hour period, a major Black economic movement is halted.
Walter E. Puryear is the Mid-Bronx Council’s project manager for the Andrew Freedman Home. When the home opened in the Bronx in 1924, it looked like a limestone luxury liner sailing up the Grand Concourse, a grandiosity that advertised its odd function: a privately endowed retirement home for the formerly well-to-do, those who might have lost their money but not their manners or manorial tastes.
Tonight on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com, Meet Jamel Robinson! After spending 21 years in the foster care system without being adopted, he beat the odds and is now a successful child welfare reform advocate.
This show is dedicated to Amanda Berry Smith 1837-1915
devoted her life to the ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her most noted achievement is the opening of the first orphanage for black children in Illinois.
In 1899, the orphanage opened its doors to homeless African American girls. The 12-room brick house that served as the orphanage was the first of its kind in Illinois.
The community at large was receptive to Smith’s evangelical message and supported the presence of the orphanage. By 1910, the building housed 33 children, up from 12 in 1900
In Harvey, Illinois, a suburb founded by temperance groups south of Chicago, Smith took up the duties of the national representative for the WCTU, and wrote her life’s story. An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord’s Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist was published in 1893. Through book sales, donations, and lecturing fees, she began to raise money for a new cause: an orphanage for black children. She founded and distributed a small newspaper, The Helper, in order to generate publicity and income for the orphanage and other worthy charities
Join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we welcome genealogist and activist, STELLA ANTLEY. www.blackHistoryBlog.com on iTunes WWW.BlackHistoryuniversity.com
Stella, the Great, Great Granddaughter of a survivor of slavery recently, recently received an Official Apology her ancestor's Slaver.
The enslaved woman's name was Charlotte McClee and she lived to the sage age of 111, AMAZING longevity for a survivor of slavery, and more amazing…. "I have a photo of her holding me as an infant, in a rare Black History 5 Generation "Freed," Post, ante-bellum former enslaved African's Family, all alive, and in tact at the same time."
"In this heirloom picture of the 5 Generations, shown and seated, are: My Mother, My Mother's Mother, My Mother's, Mother's Mother, And My Mother's, Mother's, Mother's, Mother, the "survivor of slavery" and me, I'm the 5th Generation, the Survivor's Great, Great"
This show is dedicated to …Four Survivors of Slavery, miraculously these Queens, are centenarians! They all lived to be 100+ years old! In 1916 the matriarchal heroines gathered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation in Washington, DC. Tell their stories and say their names to your children… Annie Parram, 104; Anna Angales, 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; and Sadie Thompson 110!
Clarence The Pencilman Pointer began winning numerous art contests throughout Southern California and has gained international status. Hundreds of drawing to his credit, the master pencil artist has no signs of slowing down. Some people are in disbelief because most of the images actually look like real photography projects. That is how realistic his work has developed over the years. He can basically draw anything on the planet!
* Recent patrons of his art masterpieces are Singer Stevie Wonder and Actor/Actress/Singers Wil & Jada Picket Smith
Listen in and learn more about Clarence's amazing career and work with Antonia Badon on The Gist of Freedom
Tonight's show is dedicated to Charles White ‘Images of Dignity’, Charles White (1918-1979) captured the strength, character and complexity of African Americans in dramatic charcoal illustrations.
When his Social Realist images were published in a book for the first time in 1967, Negro Digest promoted it. In an un-bylined article, the magazine featured a portfolio of Charles White’s drawings from “Images of Dignity: The Drawings of Charles White” (Ward Ritchie Press).
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Welcome Harlem Artist, D.K. Betts with The Gist of Freedom and host Antonia Badon!
Mark your calendar..Attend D.K. Betts exhibit at the Harlem Public Library on 11 October 2014. This event is free and open to the public! Send an email for more info at dkartist11@ yahoo.com
Lecture with Q&A period on the artwork of DK Betts.
About D K Betts
As a young boy growing up in the streets of New Orleans, the sights, sounds and smells of Food, Music and Art were always present. The culture itself a blend of African, French Canadian and Spanish influences can be observed everywhere. That blend is what makes the “Crib” as we call it here in the “Big Easy” special. New Orleans’ Food, Music and Art have had a major influence on people around the world. There’s just something special about our style, that mystery which seems to draw you in.
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