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Arriving by train from Washington D.C. on July 18, 1855 was slaver Col. John H. Wheeler of North Carolina; and a black enslaved woman Jane Johnson; and her two sons, Daniel and Isaiah. Wheeler was the American minister to Nicaragua, and his party was passing through, on their way to New York. Wheeler left Jane and her sons locked in a hotel room, giving specific instructions not to talk to any of the black hotel staff. Jane, however, did just that, informing a black worker that she was a slave who wanted to be free. The hotel worker drafted a note to William Still, the African American head of the Vigilance Committee of the local Underground Railroad, and sent it off to Still at the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society office at 153 N. 5th St.(C). Still alerted his white colleague, Passmore Williamson, at his office on 7th and Arch (point D), and they raced off to the hotel. They arrived as the 5 o’clock ferry was about to depart and approached the Wheeler party accompanied by five black dockworkers -- John Ballard, James P. Braddock, William Curtis, James Martin and Isaac Moore -- who quickly perceived the situation. Still told Jane that under Pennsylvania law she was a free woman and could leave Wheeler here and now if she wished.
The Gist of Freedom is pleased to welcome Arthur Browne, author of One Righteous Man:Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York!
In this Sept. 4, 1941 file photo, Lt. Samuel Battle gets a kiss from his 4-year-old granddaughter, Yvonne, at City Hall, where he was sworn in as the city's first black parole commissioner. AP Photo, File
In his latest book, Browne — who currently serves as the Daily News editorial page editor — presents a biography of New York City’s first African-American police officer. Based on an unfinished manuscript by Langston Hughes and Browne’s own research, “One Righteous Man” tells the story of Samuel Battle’s groundbreaking rise through the ranks of the NYPD, a decades-long odyssey that is both the story of one man’s unwavering dedication to racial progress and a harbinger of the divisions between police and the communities they serve that plague America today.
Dr. Sidney Davis, Queen Mother Dr. Delores Blakely, Queen Quet of the Gullah Geechee Nation and Stella Antley,"Reparations Advocate" for The Slave Holding Me on FB will be discussing the March 25th, 2015 unveiling of the United Nation's Slavery Memorial and why there was a notable absence of African-Americans representing our ancestors who were enslaved here, due to not being invited to that event August 13th at 8pm ET, please call in 347.324.5552 ~The Gist of Freedom ~www.blackhistoryblog.com
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When Black Men Talk, you may be surprised what comes out of these conversations. Join your host, Mark Elliott on this provocative call in talk show that will explore the male perspective on life, love, and relationships. When Black Men Talk on Sunday evenings at 9pm to 11pm est on WYDL Radio - Blogtalkradio
Do you know the difference between Hemp & Marijuana? The history behind the prohibition of both? There are 10’s of thousands of uses for Hemp, thousands of benefits and historically hemp has been used to build in Greek, Chinese and Egyptian civilizations.
Now Marijuana has been delegalized for consumption in states around the U.S, but why is it still classified as a schedule 1 substance?
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Also in this show we will go into the Black town revival movement. Updates, timeline, goals & tangible steps to make it happen.
Please join in if you have any questions or anything to contribute to the conversation or just to listen.
Tune in and join Sister Marguerite Muhammad as she welcomes back our phenomenal Brother Rasheed L. Muhammad! Bro. Rasheed will be discussing his "insights into actual Black history." He states, "It puts forth from where all civilizations and races had their origin i.e., the Mother and Father of Civilization--The Black Nation--not space aliens from another universe!" I take such pride in his scholarship and having my Bro. Rasheed return to the show and share with us just "how" this information is translated to us through the Scriptures! Join us on August 30, 4pm-6pm MST and 7pm-9pm EST, www.blogtalkradio.com/hereafterisnow, or call 347-857-4514 if you don't have internet access, or call in to ask questions and participate.
We're in the midst of a late summer spike in violent crime in several predominately Black and poor areas of US cities. While we're talking about systematic racism, policies at every level of government that perpetuated the wholesale disenfranchisement of African Americans, and the need to assert that our lives that have been marginalized and minimized by that system in so many ways do matter, we have to talk about what is going on in our own house,too.
What is behind this spike in violence in the Black community, and what are we going to do to about it?
Were going to have a real discussion about a real problem, and we'll try to come up with some real solutions.
We've got plenty of strong coffee, bring a big cup,
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Unlawful Captives deals with the creation, sustaining, the politics, criminalization and the effects of The Prison Industrial Complex in America and World Wide.
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This Sunday we ask whythe need for 10.10.2015 #justiceorelse The 20th Anniversary of the Million March. An In Depth Conversation with the New York City Representative of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Brother Student Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad
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