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    Dr Kevin McGruder on Emancipation Proclamation: Forever Free

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    Dr. Kevin McGruder visits The Wealthy Speaker Show to share insight on his book, Emancipation Proclamation: Forever Free. Paul Lawrence Vann hosts this episode to assist listeners to commemorate 150 years after Emancipation Proclamation: Are we really free?
    Dr. McGruder is attending the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) 43rd Annual Conference, as part of the Author's Pavilion to meet and greet attendees while conducting book signings.
    Emancipation Proclamation: Forever Free provide readers with a behind the scenes look at the people who fought against slavery before the Constitution, Civil War and covers the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery. The book also covers the reelection of President Barack Obama and the irony of President Obama being reelected 150 years after Emancipaiton Proclamation.
    Dr. McGruder co-authored Emancipation Proclamation with Ms. Velma Maia Thomas. Dr. McGruder, PhD, holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from COlumbia Business School and a doctorate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
    During the 2011 to 2012 academic year Dr. McGruder was a Scholar Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. McGruder is currently Assistant Professor of History at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
    Tune in, Listen in and call in with questions at (877) 404-1615 and or join us in the web chat room: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paullawrencevann

  • 01:00

    Commemorating 150 Years of the Emancipation Proclamation

    in History

    January 1, 2013 marks the 150 year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation that end the institution of slavery in America. The freedom bell rung with a loud sound that pentrated the ears of millions of enslaved Africans and African American people, whom were emancipated from the tight grips of slavery throughout  the rebellious states. My maternal great, great grandfather Robert Harrell waited all his life to hear the freedom bell ring. He and his family was now free. His son Alexander Harrell was born in 1859 and at the young age of four years old he was now set free. 
    Jasper Harrell, Sr., my grandfather was the youngest son of Alexander Harrell. I often wonder if my great grandfather Alexander talked to his children about slavery and what his father Robert told him, if anything at all.
    Where was your enslaved ancestors when the freedom bell rung? Did your grandparents ever talk to you about the stories that were passed down to them? What did they tell you? What happen to your family upon receiving their freedom?
    Please join host Antoinette Harrell and Dr. Okpara Nosakhere for this upcoming discussion.

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    CAPTIVITY: Emancipation vs Liberation

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    Do blk ppl claim to have liberty? Do they have a right to liberty? Have they ever been liberated from the Gentiles? Are emancipation and liberation the same?

  • 01:09

    Topically Yours Rev. Dennis Dillon(Emancipation Proclamation

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    Deardra Shuler talks to Rev. Dennis Dillion about Freedom 2013: Emancipation Proclamation 150th Celebration. The Emancipation Proclamation called for the abolishment of slavery and was by far one of the most defining moments in American history. Signed into order September 22, 1862, by President Abraham Lincoln the document freed African and mixed race slaves.  It also provided liberties for them to defend themselves and join the military. History has shown freedom came at a high price. 150 years later, African Americans still contend with racial profiling, unbalanced scales of wealth, escalating foreclosures that cripple communities while ushering in gentrification.  A new paradigm is needed to tip the scales towards equality and inclusion.
    In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Freedom 2013 Conference will celebrate the historic moment with an all-day symposium, rally and gospel concert featuring Tamela Mann.
    The event is spearheaded by Rev. Dennis Dillon, publisher of the New York Christian Times.  A visionary and chief researcher behind the ground breaking New York Economic State of Black New York, in partnership with Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, national civic leader, chief architect of The Maafa and pastor of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, as well as over 100 convening clergy, takes place Wednesday, June 19, at The Riverside Baptist Church, 490 Riverside Drive, in Harlem.
    Freedom 2013 will commemorate this historical moment with a time-lined exhibition tracing the journey from Africa through slavery leading up to the emancipation and from the emancipation to present. There will also be an Emancipation Awards Luncheon honoring those unsung heroes, shereos (some posthumously), and institutions that have played a significant role towards the passage of the signing of the emancipation.  

  • 01:26

    150th Emancipation Proclamation, Watch Night!

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    Join The Gist of Freedom as Preston Washington welcomes Historian Dr. Bradley Skelcher for a lively discussion about The 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation, African American's New Year's "Watch Night" Celebration!
    John Henrik Clark~ "History Is A Compass That People Use To Find Themselves On The Human (Spiritual) geography."
    Black Methodists and Baptists celebrate Watch Night, December 31, 1862: the Emancipation Proclamation would go into effect at midnight. The basis for the celebration in African American churches today. The Emancipation Proclamation applied only to enslaved Africans of the Confederate States. The prayer meeting congregation depicted in Carlton’s painting consists of former enslaved Africans that migrated to Union territory during the Civil War.  Carlton’s painting is variously called “Watch Night — Waiting for the Hour” or ” Watch Meeting–Dec. 31st, 1862.” It was sent to President Lincoln by abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison  The painting in 1864 circulated widely as an engraving (below).  It now hangs in what is called the Lincoln Bedroom, really that president’s study and Cabinet Room, over the desk upon which he signed the Emancipation Proclamation on the afternoon of New Year’s

  • 00:41

    JOHN PACE - Jesus Announces An Emancipation Proclamation

    in Religion

    In this teaching, John talks about Jesus Announcing An Emancipation Proclamation of FREEDOM!  It's time to walk in the freedom that Jesus announced.

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    Lincoln's Proclamation Part II

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    "...for the object of practically restoring the constitutional relation between the United States, and each of the States, and the people thereof, in which States that relation is, or may be, suspended or disturbed..." was the EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION issued. Last week was the part 3 of the 3 part discussion on the events surrounding the CONSPIRACY of the Union and Confederacy all leading up to the initial Emancipation Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln. Join us tonight for a continuation of the discussion about Lincoln's Proclamation(s). Its the Proclamation part 2. A sequel to the 3 part series.

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    Lincoln & Emancipation Proclamation @ LIU w/ Harold Holzer

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    Join The Gist of Freedom as we broadcast Live From Long Island University at The 150th Emancipation Proclamation Celebration with historian Harold Holzer! Watch The Video
    In 1861, Congress passed an act stating that all enslaved people employed against the Union were to be considered free. In 1862, Congress passed The Second Confiscation Act. This law stated that property used by the Confederates to further their rebellion could be seized by the U.S. government. African Americans who had been once considered by the Confederates as their property, were therefore now considered by abolitionists as "contraband of war". And as such this war law, The Confiscation Act could be used to legally take the enslaved from Slavers. In an effort to placate the slave-holding Border States, Lincoln resisted the demands of the abolitionists, Black and White, for complete abolition.  In addition to the Confiscation Act, President Lincoln signed a bill, passed by Congress, which prohibited the army and navy from returning fugitive slaves to slave holder claimants. Any officer violating the law would be discharged from service, and would be forever ineligible to any appointment in the military or naval service of the United States.  This ended the shameful practice by northern generals of returning Africans to slavery for a fugitive slave reward, and it also stimulated the flight

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    Dr. Denise Bennerson and The Daniel Series

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    In 1997 Dr. Denise Bennerson wrote and published 3 children’s books: Daniel and Hurricane Marilyn, Daniel After Hurricane Marilyn, and Daniel and the Big Cruise Ship, and in 2001 she published 3 more children’s books: Daniel Gets a New Daddy, Daniel and the Christmas Festival, and Daniel and the 150th Emancipation Celebration. Written with St. Croix, US Virgin Islands as a backdrop for the stories, they are a wonderful introduction to Crucian Culture and Crucian History.

    Written about his experiences with real life situations, they are about hurricanes and cultural experiences, such as in, The Crucian Christmas Festival. According to Dr. Bennerson, "Children, like adults, learn by their experiences and their ability to communicate those experiences to others." Her hope is that, both children and adults through Daniel can have a sense of bonding with the character, because they may have also experienced similar situations.

    Dr. Bennnerson is also an award-winning Virgin Islands wedding photographer and portrait photographer. Specializing in wedding and portrait photography, her photography is for the sophisticated and discriminating client who appreciates her style of photography. 

    One site where you can find Dr. Bennerson is:


    or you can join her mailing list: http://goo.gl/f4yNV 

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