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The Gist of Freedom, Your Black History Podcast wwwblackhistoryUniversity~ Valentine's day Special Show, First Lady Michelle Obama in her own words.
The Gist of Freedom and host Natasha Demosthene is pleased to present to you Mr. Gary Grant President of The BLACK FARMERS, AGRICULTURALISTS ASSOCIATION &THE LAND LOSS FUND. Natasha and Mr. Grant will discuss topics such as preserving Black Heir Property.
The struggle for the survival of the Black farmer is not over. During the lead up to the now historic settlement of the Black farmers lawsuit, Pigford v. Glickman, Secretary of the USDA, Howard University was working with the Black farmers’ leadership to host a "mock trial" that would have exposed the racial discrimination and other atrocities inflicted by the agents of the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) - now the Farm Service Agency (FSA) – on Black farmers across the nation. The USDA could not afford for these stories to be told for they would show the limit to which this government would and will go to keep a people dependent and not able to raise their standard of living or be able to safely feed themselves. African American people are becoming a landless people in the United States. We are losing the land and wealth that our parents, grandparents and great grandparents worked, fought and died to acquire for us. We owe our ancestral warriors a debt and our youth an opportunity for safe and healthy food. USDA has not helped us and certainly the courts have proven more devastating than we ever dare thought. So, who will help us? WE must help ourselves by insuring that the next generation is ready to maintain and conserve the land. Come and let us reason and plan together, our enemies do.
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Host Alicia will be joined by authors John Burnett, Dante Zuniga-West and Gemini Jones to discuss black history and culture.
WOMEN OF COURAGE Conceived and Directed by Michael Green
This installment of the “Trilogy of Truth Series” Features four short plays that take a revealing look into the lives of four women whose contributions and accomplishmentsare minimized but are relevant to the tapestry of American and world
history. Biographical sketches of these bold African American women will shed a truer light on many historical misconceptions and
foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the “Black Experience” from the perspective of three African American Female historical icons, Barbara Jordan, Ida B. Wells and Harriet Tubman.
Featuring: China Colston , Daralyn Jay (Barbara Jordan), Ricki Lynee, Chris Raglin.
The show incorporates music, multi-media and dramatic interpretations
to bring these stories to life.
Duration: 1hour 55minutes with 10min
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Listen to The Gist of Freedom tonight as we talk with Jennifer Nelson a descendant of the historical black town, Boley OK.
One of the first nationally chartered black-owned banks, Farmers and Merchants Bank in Boley, Oklahoma, an all-black town successfully fended off “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s Bank Robber's Gang!
ON NOVEMBER 23, 1932, three members of Charles A. “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s gang made the worst mistake of their lives. They tried to rob the state’s first nationally chartered black-owned bank Farmers and Merchants Bank in Boley, Ok, an all-black town of proud-walking pioneers.
Up to that point, the Floyd gang had been robbing an average of a bank a week, usually without any resistance.
Gangster Floyd had warned his gang members against robbing the Boley bank because, the people of Boley all had guns, knew how to shoot them and weren't afraid to use them. Photos: Boley Council Members, Boley Bank, SEMINOLE NEGRO INDIAN SCOUTS _
They didn't heed Floyd's warning and Birdwell and Patterson, armed burst into the bank early that morning. announced they were robbing the bank and warned "don't pull no alarm."
The bank's Bookkeeper McCormick, saw the robbers enter. He slipped into the bank's vault, retrieved the rifle and aimed it at Birdwell who was scooping up cash.
At the same time, the Bank's president D.J. Turner, was on duty. He loved Boley and was determined to defend it.
When the alarm began wailing Birdwell hollered, "Did you pull that alarm?" "Sure I did," Turner answered.
Gangster Birdwell shot and Turner fell mortally wounded. McCormick, in turn, shot the second gang member, Birdwell to death.
Excerpts taken from Mrs. Betty DeRamus Facebook post
Join The Gist of Freedom as host Natasha Demosthene talks with community organizer Ken Sargeant
about the preservation of Harlem Renaissance Ballroom!
The abandoned Harlem Renaissance Ballroom A vital piece of Harlem's history, the Harlem Renaissance Ballroom was built between 1920 and 1923 and was a black owned and operated center of culture.
The two-story entertainment complex included a 900-seat movie theater, a ballroom, a space for basketball games, dances and meetings.
The developers who bought the Harlem Renaissance Ballroom - agreed last night to stay demolition in order to hold discussions regarding saving the facade. Thank you to the leadership of Community Board 10, especially chair Henrietta Lyle and Land Use chair Brian Benjamin for facilitating the exchange. And many THANKS to Cheryl Wills for telling OUR story.
Inventor and Farmer, Andrew Beard~Born in Alabama in 1849, Andrew Beard spent the first fifteen years enslaved on a small farm in Alabama. A year after he was emancipated, he got married and became a farmer in a small city outside of Birmingham. While in Birmingham, he was able to develop and champion his first invention (a plow). Three years later, he patented a second plow. These two inventions earned him almost $10,000, with which he began to invest in real estate.
Tune in tonight to The Gist of Freedom as we discuss the history of Black Farmers with Gary R. Grant. Mr. Grant is the president of The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association.
Read Mr. Grant's paper "Black Farmers United: The
Struggle Against Power and Principalities"
The authors are the President of the Black Farmers
and Agriculturalists Association, Tillery, NC,
Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kansas State
University, and doctoral candidate in Sociology at
Kansas State University, respectively.
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Following his stint in real-estate, Andrew Beard began to work with and study engines. In 1892, he filed a patent for an improvement to the rotary steam engine.
Mr. Beard was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio for his work on railroad coupler design.Andrew Beard invented the JENNY coupler for railroad cars.
Little is known about the period of time from Beard's last patent application in 1897 up until his death. He died in 1921.
Tonight on The Gist of Freedom Join host, Roy Paul and guest, former prosecutor Dwayne Nash as they discuss Holder's decision not to charge Zimmerman.
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that George Zimmerman will not face federal criminal civil rights charges for shooting and killing teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012.
Zimmerman fatally shot Martin while the unarmed African American 17-year-old was walking in Sanford, Fla. The shooting became a national flashpoint, sparking a discussion of race relations that continues to reverberate since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and other incidents across the country.
“The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement. “It shook an entire community, drew the attention of millions across the nation, and sparked a painful but necessary dialogue throughout the country.”
As a result of the announcement Tuesday, the federal investigation into the shooting has been closed.
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