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  • 00:05

    Maya Angelou Talks About Quilts, Slavery and The Schomburg

    in Education

    The Schomburg Collection, Harlem USA

    Maya Angelou discusses The Schomburg, Quilts & Slavery- Lesley Gist, the producer of The Gist of Freedom was blessed with the opportunity to call in on the Rolanda Watts Blog Talk Radio Show and talk with Maya Angelou. Maya explained why she decided to donate her work to the Schomburg Library.

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is showing off a collection of papers, manuscripts and letters penned by literary giant Maya Angelou, who died this week. The exhibit, curated in response to her death, will be on display beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the Harlem repository.

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    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is showing off a collection of papers, manuscripts and letters penned by literary giant Maya Angelou, who died this week.
    The exhibit, curated in response to her death, will be on display beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the Harlem repository.”

    The exhibition, titled “Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou 1928-2014” will be shown through June 30.

  • 00:05

    Maya Angelou on Quilts & Slavery

    in Culture

    Maya Angelou on Quilts & Slavery- Lesley Gist, the producer of The Gist of Freedom was blessed with the opportunity to call in on the Rolanda Watts Blog Talk Radio Show and talk with Maya Angelou. Maya explained why she decided to donate her work to the Schomburg Library. 

  • 00:07

    Maya Angelou on Quilts & Slavery

    in Culture

    Maya Angelou on Quilts & Slavery- Sunday, March 10 ~ Harriet Tubman Day! 
    On July 15th the producer of The Gist of Freedom was blessed with the opportunity, by chance to call in and speak to Maya Angelou on The Rolonda Watts Blog Talk Radio Show.
     
    Ten Days of Harriet Tubman Activities  Delaware Governor Markell officially proclaims March 10th as Harriet Tubman Day, the centennial of Harriet Tubman’s death!  
    This Scenic Byway features true stories and real sites associated with Harriet Tubman    The Inaugural Delaware Harriet Tubman Commemorative 2 mile walk, ride, run and race event 

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Metalsmith and Owner of MeanderWorks, Marilyn Brogan

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, August 27th at 3:00 pm PST is metalsmith and jewelry designer Marilyn Brogan, owner of Meader Works, in San Diego, CA. 


     


    Please join us for this live interview and participate by logging onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 


     


    About Marilyn;


     


    My name is Marilyn Brogan and I’m the designer, maker and curator of Meander Works, a one-woman studio based in San Diego, California. Meander Works offers delicate, minimalist jewelry made from recycled gold and silver – and soon, a line of engagement rings and wedding bands featuring recycled and traceable diamonds.


     


    I deeply value and admire good craftsmanship and believe a design is only as good as its execution. Jewelry is an expression of both the maker and the wearer – the quality of the construction is essential to that collaboration. If a ring looks beautiful but it is poorly made, then it may not feel right, fit right, or last. I’m inspired by antique jewelry and love the function of heirlooms. Like the handmade Appalachian quilts passed down to me from my great-grandmother, fine jewelry tells a story across generations. When I finish a piece of jewelry, I see a story that’s just beginning.


    Website 

  • 01:07

    Stepping Into My Power BTR Interviews Author & Historian Teresa R. Kemp

    in Health

                                                        Host Dr. Imani Ma'at


    Join us on June 17, 2015  Featuring Teresa R. Kemp, Author of Keeper of the Fire


                                  Show Time: 9PM EST, 8PM CST, 7PM MT, 6Pm PST)
                                                  Call in number: 646-915-9853


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    Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp (Nana) is the 5th generation quilter and owner of Plantation Quilts & UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum.  In 2005, with her parents she opened the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum. Closed in 2007, Mrs. Kemp is a colon cancer and congestive heart failure survivor. A staunch advocate for conservation, healthier lifestyles for all, she continues to return to be active in the YMCA's Live Strong program. Tune in to learn about her rich multi-cultural background and history.  She is heading to Ghana shortly for the very high honor of being Enstooled as a Nana.   

  • 01:01

    Entrepreneur and Underground Railroad Conductor ~Rev. Peter Fossett (1815 -1901)

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    Join Historian and African American Artifacts Collector, Philip Merrill on The Gist of Freedom as he lectures on Rev. Peter Fossett and other historical related topics.


    Entrepreneur and Underground Railroad Conductor ~Rev. Peter Fossett (1815 -1901)


    At the age of 11, Fossett's life took a turn for the worst in 1826. On July 4, 1826, Jefferson died. While Jefferson freed Fossett's father in his will, the remainder of the Fossett family still remained in bondage, being sold at auction in January 1827.


    Peter Fossett was enslaved by John R. Jones. Fossett's father attempted to purchase Peter's freedom, but Jones refused to sell his son Peter so him. In 1843, after purchasing several family members' freedom, Joseph Fossett moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, leaving Peter behind in Virginia still in bondage. Joseph Fossett made several trips back to Virginia to see his enslaved family members. Twice, Peter Fossett tried to run away to join his family in Ohio. Both times his owner recaptured him.


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    In 1994, Philip Merrill founded the organization Nanny Jack & Company, an archives and consulting agency specializing in creating projects that illuminate the African American experience through memorabilia, oral history and research. The company would eventually house over 30,000 artifacts, including photographs, rare books, folk art, documents, music, dolls, furniture, and quilts. Nanny Jack & Company would go on to collaborate with various educational organizations and television channels, including The Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, the Discovery Channel, the Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Public Television, and the History Channel. In 1996, Merrill became an appraiser with the Public Broadcasting Service’s (PBS) television show Antiques Roadshow.

  • 01:00

    Ep 35 Quilts and Laura Ingalls Wilder

    in History

    Join host Sarah S. Uthoff and quilt historian Linda Halpin as they talk quilts. We'll explore trends in quilts during Laura Ingalls Wilder's lifetime and how quilts changed over time. We'll talk about how quilts were sewn and how they were used. Halpin is the author of "Quilting With Laura."

  • 00:16

    A Theory of Parenting - The American Folk Art Museum

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    www.folkartmuseum.org


    The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the creative expressions of self-taught artists, past and present.


    Since 1961 the American Folk Art Museum has been shaping the understanding of art by the self-taught through its exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. As a center of scholarship and by showcasing the creativity of individuals whose singular talents have been refined through experience rather than formal artistic training, the museum considers the historical, social, and artistic context of American culture. Its collection includes more than seven thousand artworks dating from the eighteenth century to the present, from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living self-taught artists in a variety of mediums.


    Free Admission

  • 00:40

    Quilts by Nature, Tresa McConachie

    in Art

    When one hears of quilting, you think of "quilting bees", Log Cabin quilts, and the celebration of major life events. And while these traditions still and should exist, the craft has been revitalized with new ideas, voices, and techniques that has changed the face of quilting. One such voice is quilter, Tresa McConachie, who got the quilting bug after many years as a sewer.
    Join us today as we learn about Tresa and her quilting adventures. To learn more about creative workshops, tutorials, e-books and patterns, visit iCreateFlix.com. 

  • 00:24

    Robin Caroll, "Hidden in the Stars: Quilts of Love Series"

    in Books

    "I love boxing. I love Hallmark movies. I love fishing. I love scrapbooking. Nope, I've never fit into the boxes people have wanted to put me in." ~Robin Caroll is definitely a contradiction, but one that beckons you to get to know her better.


    Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin's mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage--two aspects Robin weaves into each of her 16 published novels. When she isn't writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty+ years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home--in the South, where else? She gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for ACFW. Her books have finaled/placed in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, RT Reviewer's Choice Award, Bookseller's Best, and Book of the Year.


    On her faith, Robin says, "I love Jesus and will follow Him wherever He leads me."


    An avid reader herself, Robin loves hearing from and chatting with other readers. Although her favorite genre to read is mystery/suspense, of course, she'll read just about any good story. Except historicals! To learn more about this author of deep South mysteries of suspense to inspire your heart, visit Robin's website at www.robincaroll.com.

  • 02:54

    Prosperity Wednesday With Hostess Sister El Special Guest Teresa R. Kemp

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    Today we will discuss health, wealth and prosperity. We will discuss The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles.  We will have Special Guest Teresa R. Kemp author of the new book "Keeper of The Fire".  She is an Author, 5th Generation Quilter, Abolitionist, Historian, Researcher, Owner of Plantation Quilts &UGRR Secre Quilt Code Museum.  Born in Baumholder, West Germany to the late Dr. Howard and Serena (Strother) Wilson.  She graduated from Berlin American High School and attended the Ohio State Univ in Columbus, OH.  She transferred to WV State University and graduated with a BA.  She graduated from DeVry University in Decatur, GA with a BS in Computer Information Systems.  As an Abolitionist, she fights Human Trafficking while researching international slavery, documenting and preserves the world's cultural heritage.  We hope to hear you on the lines, Call In 424-222-5250 press 1 to speak.

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