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Louisana's Creole culture and a famed New Orleans' neighborhood share the spotlight on today's show. Our Creole cultural exploration takes us just outside New Orleans to the Old Mississippe River Road where we'll share the story of a Creole family and a plantation named Laura--voted "Best history tour in the USA" by Lonely Planet Travel and a top travel attraction in Louisiana. Laura Plantation, named after Laura Locoul Gore, is an old sugarcane plantation over 200 years old. We experienced life on the plantation as a member of the Locoul family through the voice of one of Laura's decendents, Norman Marmillion. We will also visit Faubourg Treme with filmmaker Dawn Logsdon. Treme is considered the oldest black neighborhood in America and the birthplace of the civil rights movement in the South. Treme is a place where African-Americans lived free during slavery and became a place of social and economic diversity.
JOIN HOST THE ORINGINAL GOD AS WE TOUCH ON THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA ! WERE BLACKS ALWAYS PASSIVE? WHAT ROLE DID CHRISTAINTY PLAY IN SLAVERY? WE WILL LOOK AT THE STORY OF GREAT MEN SUCH AS NAT TURNER! HOW WERE THE SLAVES FREED? WHAT MAKES AFRICAN SLAVERY THE WORST OF ANY OTHER SLAVERY..? AND WE WILL TOUCH ON THE EFFECTS THE TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE HAS ON BLACKS TODAY!! AND MUCH MORE!!
A rebroadcast from June 2011.
Anne Gordon, Ulster County (N.Y.) Historian, and Bob Lusk, nationally known folk musician, who are spearheading the drive to erect a statue of Sojourner Truth in Port Ewen, N.Y. (where Sojourner lived); and Thomas McLiechey, a descendant of Sojourner from Battle Creek, Mich., talk about Sojourner, her legacy, and slave ancestry in New York. Bob will sing a few songs written by Sojourner as well.
Among the photos is the statue of Sojourner Truth, dedicated on 21 September 2013, in Port Ewen.
Before American slavery abolotion, the total slave population south of the Mason-Dixon line was somewhere in the likes of FOUR MILLION predominately black people. The US government instituted chattel slavery and made BILLIONS OF DOLLARS from free slave labor. The tactics used by slave owners left Black Americans and other minorities stripped of their native tongues, religion and culture. We were killed if we became literate and were taught to hate each other simply because of skin complexion.
Today, Black Americans are subjected to a NEW form of slavery. Many feel that the effects of slavery in the 18th and 19th century are still felt today. We were slaves then and we are slaves now; just this time it seems irreversible, right? Or are blacks in a much better position? Have we gained strides in America? This episode, we discuss the effects of slavery on Black Americans today, if any.
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This segment of Long Story Short is a brief exploration into the activities surrounding the Atlantic African Slave Trade. Major focus is on Brazil and North America.
Long Story Short is a weekly show focusing on African American history, current issues in the black community and the future of people of African descent around the world. For the month of February, Dr. Hardy is dedicating the show to Black History Month where he will share some untold, as well as some familiar stories of the history and souls of Black folks. Tune in as Dr. Hardy makes the long, rich stories of the African Diaspora short, sweet and unforgettable.
You are invited to call 347-850-1533 on Sunday, March 1, 2015 to listen and/or comment on our show TRUE TALKS WITH OFAE OFAE entitled AWOLE'S CURSE: YORUBA SLAVE DESCENDANTS
WHAT EXACTLY IS AWOLE'S CURSE?
WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH THE YORUBA PEOPLE AND THE DESCENDANTS OF SLAVE NOW IN THE DIASPORA?
IS AWOLE'S CURSE PLAYING OUT IN THE POLITICS OF TRADITIONAL YORUBA RELIGION OF TODAY?
WHAT DOES AWOLE'S CURSE HAVE TO DO WITH THE IFA 2014/2015 ODU ODI OGBE?
IS THERE REALLY A CURSE AND IF SO WHAT CAN BE DONE TO END IT?
Inquiring minds need to know so that the CURSE will be broken!
WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE FACTS IN THE ERIC GARNER CASE. WE ARE GOING TO REPLAY THE TAPE AND GO OVER IT DETAIL BY DETAIL. YOU WILL GET TO HERE THE ORINGINAL GOD'S FULL PRESENTATION. ALSO WE WILL LOOK INTO THE CORRUPTION OF POLICE DEPAREMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. AND MORE FACTS THAT SURROUNDING THE DEBATE WITH SARGE ON TALK REAL SOLUTIONS. YOU DONT WANT TO MISS THIS DYNAMIC PRESENTATION FAMILY!!
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For well over 300 years, European countries forced Africans onto slave ships and transported them across the Atlantic Ocean.
The first European nation to engage in the Transatlantic Slave Trade was Portugal in the mid to late 1400's. Captain John Hawkins made the first known English slaving voyage to Africa, in 1562, in the reign of Elizabeth 1. Hawkins made three such journeys over a period of six years. He captured over 1200 Africans and sold them as goods in the Spanish colonies in the Americas. But there is more to this complex story join us as we dialogue on this subject and much more
The modern welfare system seems to have resurrected a pattern of behavior that was designed to destroy emotional ties between men, women and children in order to breed human beings for sale on the market. The plantation stud. Back in slavery times, this was a virile young man assigned by the plantation owner to have sex with a female chosen by the plantation owner in order to impregnate her. Once she was pregnant, the stud was then reassigned to another female, to have sex with her until she became pregnant. This business, known as "slave breeding" became popular once the United States outlawed the importation of Africans on slave ships. Without new arrivals, plantation owners had to create a system of breeding children for farm workers or for sale by creating an emotionally detached sexual relationship between enslaved men and women. This way, fathers would have no bond with their children, they often didn't know which children were theirs. The enslavedmen lost the instinct to protect and provide for a family, they were conditioned to be only driven by sex. They would therefore offer no resistance when the child or the mother was sold, beaten, or otherwise abused as a slave. Is the modern day phenomenon of emotionally detached men with multiple women and children a resurrection of the plantation stud? How do we correct this destruction of our family cultural values?
Today's show will find World Footprints traveling to the crown jewel of Louisiana's River Road, revisiting a dark chapter in American history, and uncovering the best that New Orleans has to offer.
The Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana is an antebellus plantation and sister property of the famous Greenbrier Resort in Virginia. This historical jewel sits between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and contains a treasure trove of history within its walls. We were pleased to spend a day with the planation's colorful owner, entrepreneur Kevin Kelly and learn what he is doing to preserve Houmas House as a living history and decorative arts showcase.
Then, the greatest act of slave resistance in American history took place in 1811 just outside of New Orleans and has remained largely untold, until now. Author Daniel Rasmussen joins us to discuss his book, American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt, and shed new light on the great American paradox--slavery.
Finally, native New Orleanian and travel writer Laura Martone is the author of the Moon Travel Guide to New Orleans and she stops by to offer an insider's guide to the best that New Orleans has to offer.
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