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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 25th Louisiana Railroad Festival in DeQuincy, Louisiana host this week's American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains program.
The City of DeQuincy which observed the centennial of its incorporation in 2003, owes its existence to the railroads. The original townsite was laid out in 1896 and 1897 when the main line of the Kansas City Pittsburgh and Gulf Railroad reached here.
Over the years the railroad -- the Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific Railroads -- have provided employment for several generations of DeQuincy residents and have been a mainstay of the local economy.
Before the coming of the Interstate system and better roads, DeQuincy was the hub for railroad travel, with several east-west and north-south passenger trains coming through each day. The passenger trains are gone now, but the city is still important in the railroad freight industry and continues to be a “railroad town.”
We invite everyone to come and help us celebrate our heritage and traditions as a railroad town; visit our beautiful Railroad Museum which was built in 1923 as the Kansas City Southern Depot, and which is recognized as one of the most attractive restored depots in the nation.
Join us live in person or live in the chatroom or by calling in to the show at 646-716-7106.
On our last show, we hosted a Texas trio of candidates who had great visions for representing the people. We had such a great time, we're heading down to Lone Star state again this Sunday!
*Our first guest is Steve Brown, candidate for Texas Railroad Commission. Steve considers himself a public advocate for the Railroad Commission (RRC). He has 5 pillars for reforming & improving the RRC: establishing an Office of Public Advocacy, Adequate Funding, Staff Training & Development, Environmental Stewardship, as well as Job Creation & Workforce. Tune in around quarter after 7pm Eastern to learn more about these pillars of strong and safe railroad advocacy in Texas: http://www.electstevebrown.com/
*James Cargas is man with Capitol Hill & White House experience, along with progressive ideals and a legal mind, running for Congress in Texas. Mr. Cargas has vast experience in environmental law and advocacy. His voice is quite needed in a state that has a private sector that has made $Billions and has scarred the environment in the process. Catch James' wonderful voice for the environment and other issues about a quarter to 8pm Eastern: http://www.jamescargas.com/
*Our final guest and second Congressional candidate of the evening is running in a very famous Congressional race. Wesley Reed's opponent is in Bill Maher's Final Four in the #FlipADistrict contest. Wesley is already a "friend of the show," having appeared on our show back in April. Wesley is a Marine veteran from a working class military family. As a current FedEx pilot, Wesley has some great insight on terrorism and job creation. Catch this amazing candidate around 8:20pm Eastern: http://www.wesleyreed.com/
I'm excited about this Lone Star crowd. Aren't you? Let's get the conversation going...
De’Vante Reeves aka “Don Codeine”, in some perceptions, is probably viewed as an 18 year old and a recent graduate just out looking for a party, but the fact is, the Codeine Music team is a hip hop powerhouse. Don Codeine has been packing shows since early start of 2014. In fact, at a show in Philly February 2014 at a venue called The Let Out, Codeine and the Don Codeine squad sold so many tickets that the concert poured out into the streets.
Don Codeine’s presence on the 2014 Greek Tour has associates dubbing him as “The East Coast’s #1 Prospect”. The current mixtape, “Real Life Situations”, is laced with several potential single releases and a grab bag full of party records.
Don Codeine stays busy and in the way of opportunity, just in the past week. The staff at Underground Railroad Entertainment Group and the executives from D4L (Shawty Lo’s Label) have been discussing a possible move for Codeine and the Don Codeine Team that could add them to the D4L Roster.
“How can the Underground Railroad Entertainment Group lose with this dude”, says the Memphis Don from U.R.R.E.G. “When industry professionals are looking for an artist in today’s world of Internet beats and electronic distribution, professionals want a guy to understand the role of the current project. Don Codeine is a one stop shop.”
Stay on informed about Don Codeine and the Underground Railroad Entertainment Group movement via: http://simplebooklet.com/undergroundrailroadentertainmentgroup
Source – Phillip Duncan aka Memphis Don
Underground Railroad Entertainment Group, CEO
Since 2014 began, Scodde has been very busy recording numerous collaborations with Fast Life Entertainment as well as a few hooks with Underground Railroad’s Artist; Lil A. Scodde did a break out song titled “The Real” followed by another song, titled “Rent Due”. “The Real” and “Rent Due” quickly grabbed the attention of Coast2CoastMixTapes; “The Real” ranked #43 on The Indie Top 50 Volumes 261 and 262. “Rent Due” ranked #23 on Coast2CoastMixTapes Presents: #Next Up Mixtape Vol. 65 and ranked #24 on Coast2CoastMixTapes Presents: The Indie Top 50 Vol. 482.
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On this week's APRHF's Let's Talk Trains Show, we visit with the people that make the Kansas City Northern (KCNRR) run. We will learn about park's trains and the history of the KCNRR. We will find what makes a ride on a park train so special for so many people, young & old alike. Join us won't you? Call in and talk about your local park train.
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 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.
The photos of enslaved West Africans show these quilted coded patterns from the quilts "ichie" marks
cut into their skin.
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The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains travels to the University of Missouri-Saint Louis to visit the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library. Established in 1984 as a special collection of the St. Louis Mercantile Library, the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library stands today as one of North America’s largest and finest railroad history collections. Named after the noted twentieth century railroad executive, John W. Barriger, III (1899-1976), whose collection forms its heart, the Library has grown to become a major resource for the history of railroad business and technology as well as for the study of railroading’s multidimensional influence on the American economy, society and culture. Join us as we tour one the world's greatest transportation libraries.
This week's Let's Talk Trains we will reach out to our friend Skip Waters to discuss the proposed changes that are being voted on in a few days. We will also discuss the John Hankey Blog on TRAINS.com. We would also like to hear from you on the issue, please call 646-716-7106 to discuss it.
Then for the second half of the show, we talk with Brain Waller, who is leading the effort to save the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railroad.
Great show, so won't you join us?
World Footprints is pleased share this GOLD Award winning show which was recognized by the North American Travel Journalist Association.
In celebration of Black History Month and the 150 Anniversary Commemoration of the American Civil War and Gettysburg Address, you will see a very compelling side of Gettysburg as told through our guests. In 2013 the city of Gettysburg, the nation and the world reflected upon the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place from July 1 to July 3 1863, and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. We showcased what visitors can expect to see and experience following the Commemorations and beyond the battlefield with Stacey Fox, Vice President of Marketing and Sales of the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Then, Scott Hancock, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at Gettysburg College joins us to discuss the role of the Underground Railroad in the war, the African-American struggle for freedom--from President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and the seminal events that took place in Gettysburg in 1863 that forever changed America.
Finally, Debra Sandoe McCauslin of For the Cause/Gettysburg Histories takes us along the Underground Railroad in Adams County, Pennsylvania where we visit Yellow Hill and the Quaker Valley to uncover the African-American families who settled in the area and the role of Quakers in the Abolitionist Movement there.
The Central Missouri Railroad Association is our host for this week's APRHF's Let's Talk Trains. The CMRRA is having their annual Model Train Show and Swap meet. We will talk about the model rail hobby in central Missouri and how the club is helping preserve the hobby and bring new members into the hobby. Since the train show is held next to the old Wabash, now NS trains, we thought we would invite the Wabash Historical Society to come and pay us a visit too.