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Book Reading - William Still's 1871 The Underground Railroad
The Gist of Freedom is pleased to welcome William Jackson, S.T.E.A.M Educator. Mr. Jackson will discuss the presentation he helped The Gist of Freedom deliver to ASALH this week in Jacksonville, Florida via Skype.
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At this juncture, the fugitives verily believing that the time had arrived for the practical use of their pistols and dirks, pulled them out of their concealment—the young women as well as the young men—and declared they would not be "taken!" One of the white men raised his gun, pointing the muzzle directly towards one of the young women, with the threat that he would "shoot," etc. "Shoot! shoot!! shoot!!!" she exclaimed,
Underground Railroad Love Story, hid in the crevices of Caves and Swam through snake ridden Swamps….. to reunite with wife.
William Jordan's heart revolted, for he was warmly attached to his wife, and so he made up his mind, if he could not see her " once or twice a year even," as he had been promised, he had rather "die," or live in a "cave in -the wood," than to remain all his
life under the governor's yoke.
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William Still's Book, The Underground Railroad Published in 1871
Wm Still's Underground Railroad Book presented by The Gist of Freedom
AN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD REUNION - MEETING OF BLIND FATHER AND HIS SONS,
Jackson found his poor old father here, The Underground Rail Road's Vigilance Committee.
In Philadelphia, where he had resided for a number of years in a state of almost total blindness, and of course in much parental anxiety about his boys in chains. On the arrival of Jackson, his heart overflowed with joy and gratitude not easily described, as the old man had hardly been able to muster faith enough to believe that he should ever look with his dim eyes upon one of his sons in Freedom. After a day or two's tarrying, Jackson took his departure for
safer and more healthful localities, her "British Majesty's possessions." The old man remained only to feel more keenly than ever, the pang of
having sons still toiling in hopeless servitude.
The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present to you the reading of William Still's Underground Railroad, 1871! William Still was the Black abolitionist from Philadelphia who was described by the New York Times as "The Father of the Underground Railroad". He commissioned Harriet Tubman's rescue missions. This famous abolitionist literally wrote theUnderground Railroad book. The book which explained the story, narratives often in the words of the participants in the effort to escape slavery. This first reading of William Still's Book The Underground railroad, will recount the story of his reunion with his long lost enslaved brother Peter Still, formerly known as Peter Gist. It also tells the story of Peter's very own John Brown like martyr, Seth Conklin. Still also campaigned to end the racial discrimination in Philadelphia. In 1859 he organized the effort to end black exclusion from Philadelphia streetcars. This campaign was described in Still’s first publication, Struggle for the Civil Rights of the Coloured People of Philadelphia in the City Railway Cars in 1867.
It being understood that "Joe" was to act as coachman in passing out of Washington. Everything having been duly arranged, the doctor's horse and carriage stood waiting before the White House.
The Dr., added, that he was "liable to vertigo," and for this reason he must have his boy "Joe" sleep in the room with him. The Dr. was soon in bed, sleeping soundly, and "Joe," in his new coat and pants, wrapped up in the bed quilt, in a corner of the room quite comfortably.
In the morning he called for "Joe", with the fleetness of a young deer, he jumped into the carriage, took the reins and whip, whilst the doctor and William Penn were cordially shaking hands and bidding adieu. This done, the order was given to Joe, "drive on." Joe bravely obeyed. The faithful horse trotted off willingly, and the doctor sat in his carriage as composed as though he had succeeded in procuring an honorable and lucrative office from the White House.
Join The Gist of Freedom with historian Stephen Clark Harvey as we continue the reading of William Still's Book The Underground Railroad, The escape of one of The Underground Railroad's youngest passengers, fifteen year old Maria Ann Weems!
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The Gist of Freedom ~ Live @ The Still's Reunion~ Underground Railroad First Family. Host R.Lee Gordon Discusses the importance of celebrating Faith and Family with the Still brothers' (Dr. James, William and Peter-Gist) descendants.
Join The Gist of Freedom and Host Preston Washington as we welcome Historian Linda Cousins-Newton. Join us in NYC at The www.MalcolmXfilmFestival.com Mrs. Newton will be discussing her book, FREE GLOBALLY! - The International Underground Railroad, and her work as an historian, reenactor, and ancestral storyteller on the lives of the great Black Seminoles (who ushered the international underground rr to varied global spots).
The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present you the William Still Underground Railroad book reading… Part 3~ The Shoot out of Wesley Harris and the Matterson Brothers! and The Penniless Former Slave-holder: James Mercer, William H. Gilliam and John Clayton. The young aspirants for liberty were betrayed, and in an attempt made to capture them a most bloody conflict ensued. Both fugitives and pursuers were the recipients of severe wounds from gun shots, and other weapons used in the contest.
Forty-five minutes west of Walt Disney's make-believe history, archaeologists dig for real artifacts. Hunched over a shallow, square excavation, they search for Peliklakaha, the largest Black Seminole village, Fort Mose known to historians, a place where different cultures joined in a fight for freedom more than 200 years ago. Until now, say University of Florida archaeologists, Peliklakaha existed only in the writings of military leaders and a painting commissioned by the U.S. general who had burned it down.
Join The Gist of Freedom with Historian Gilbert Raiford!
The Gist of Freedom is honored to interview Historian Harry Bradshaw Matthews. Mr. Matthews will lecture on the African American Freedom Journey and how it included the Genealogy of Revolution that resulted in the scholarly preparation of an ethnic identity as Colored Americans of the typical branch of the Ethiopia Race.
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