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Join The Gist of Freedom, Thursday February 13th, as we welcome author Betty DeRamus, our guest for a special show in honor of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, ! Betty will talk about her first book, Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad, a collection of true stories about enslaved couples—and a few interracial ones—who took extraordinary steps to avoid being separated during the slavery era.
Betty's book Celebrates the Black men and women who fought to preserve their relationships during the slavery era. These romantic and heart- wrenching stories come to life in author Betty DeRamus’s two acclaimed non-fiction books. Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad (Atria 2005) and Freedom by Any Means: True Stories of Cunning and Courage on the Underground Railroad (Atria 2009.
Forbidden Fruit is a collection of true stories about black couples (and a few interracial ones) who defied mobs, bloodhounds, bounty hunters and bullets to avoid being separated by slave masters, distance and time. Wrote author Herb Boyd: “Betty DeRamus has tapped a heretofore unknown vein of Black culture: love stories from the Underground Railroad.”
The book’s characters include a free black man who voluntarily became a slave to remain with his enslaved wife, and a runaway slave who carried his ailing wife to freedom on his back. Forbidden Fruit spent 9 months on Essence Magazine’s bestseller list. It also has been used as a textbook at Queen's College, New York, and John Jay College, New York: Memphis, Tennessee's LeMoyne-Owen College, Livonia, Michigan's Schoolcraft College, and numerous other Michigan schools.
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LIVE interview with BETTY DERAMUS.
Betty DeRamus is an author, world traveler and former journalist.
While an editorial writer at the Detroit Free Press, she accompanied and wrote about an official city of Detroit trade mission to Nigeria and Liberia in 1979. for outstanding human interest reporting; in 1981, she journeyed to Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo Brazzaville and Senegal for workshops and lectures sponsored by the American Forum for International Study. 1984, she toured Central African refugee camps on a media tour sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In 1985, she won The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation’s Eugene Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writers. The fellowship funded educational trips in 1986 to Cuba, Brazil, Eastern Europe, Amsterdam, Finland and the old Soviet Union.
In 1987, she became a columnist for The Detroit News. While there she covered Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 and his inauguration in 1994. She received Best of Gannett award and an award for international reporting from the National Association for Black Journalists. In 1993, she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series of Detroit News columns about the Los Angeles riots.
She also has written two non-fiction books about the Underground Railroad, both published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. For questions, or comments call our Guest-in line at 347-945-6272.
The Book Tree Radio Show presents Betty DeRamus who has a passion for the triumphs of ordinary people motivating her to write two nonfiction books, Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad and Freedom by Any Means: True Stories of Cunning and Courage on the Underground Railroad. Published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, both books stress the achievements of mostly little-known African-American heroes and heroines of the 18th and 19th century. These highly acclaimed works are a MUST for you bookshelves.
Saturday Oct 25, 2014 The Adventures of Bucky and Betty
Join the host Robert Jetter, Jr. and panelists Activist Cindy Todd, Founder of Overpasses for America James Neighbors, & Constitutional scholar Kelly Mordecai, with contributor Dan Gray former columnist of the Washington Times. Call in and you stay on the line. You too can Join our Round Table Discussion.
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Tonight Bards Logic welcomes Vladimir Sliva from Czechoslovakia. Also, we will here from Ralph Meloon, who has traveled to over 30 communist countries.
Ralph was raised in Ossipee, New Hampshire. He began his boat building business in New Hampshire, but moved to Florida in 1925 and established the Florida Variety Boat company. WC became well known in the community for building boats, a system of canals in Orlando, storm proof boathouses, dams, and even rescued an architect's million dollar home from sinking into the Florida muck. After WC bought a ski boat design from Leo Bentz, Ralph began to travel the world looking for skiers who would buy Correct Craft boats. This travel took him to over 90 nations, almost 40 of which were communist. Ralph and his wife Betty would camp in a tent while they traveled around the US.
The story of their contracts with the US government is a study in business ethics and Christian morality.
The Bards Logic Team and audience will explore the lives of those that have lived under socialism and communism. Hear their true stories and come join us with YOUR questions. For this is YOUR show the People's show. See why this coming 2014 Mid-Term election is so important in staving off those that would have America coming under communist-style rule.
Bards Logic is the Grassroots, We the People Show.
We are in th emidst of the final two weeks of the 2014 Mid-term Election cycle. So much is happening, too little time to cover it all.
Wednesday morning at 8AM-10AM EST join me "In the Pickle Barrel" as we tackle some of the issues that are making this election cycle a very interesting and challenging election. Obama running scared may be ready to ok torture, excuse me, enhanced interogation procedures. Who are the so called dirty dozen political donors?. Why can't the GOP get their act together to heal the fractuires and wounds that seem to be never ending? Did you know there really are MONSTERS among us?
Betty Dowling (R) candidate for Florence County Auditor will be stopping by to discuss her bid for office.
SC House Seat 61 candidaate Raleigh Ward (R) will be joining us to discuss his run to represent a large part of the Pee Dee Region in Columbia.
Betty Jackson (of Greensboro, North Carolina), better known as Versatyle, knew at a very early age that the stage was where she belonged. Throughout her teenage life she graced the stage in performances ranging from school choral productions to gigging at weddings and anniversaries to being selected by her choral director Donna Culbreth to sing at a master class in New York with Broadway producer, teacher and performer Ed Lindeman at a Carnegie Hall Training Room in 1997. Throughout the years Versatyle has been influenced by many musicians and artist including her favorite vocalists Rachelle Ferrell, Donny Hathaway, Whitney Houston and many more. But her biggest influences come from her very own family.
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Public schools are closing in cities across America and the ones that remain open are questionable when it comes to offering relevant information and preparation for life in a safe learning environment. But whereas public schools have often been dismal failures in America's urban areas, private, culturally based schools have had tremendous success. What is the missing ingredient. Haki and Safisha Madhubuti, founders of The Institute of Positive Education, discuss their journey as educators, publishers, and founders of several learning institutions that focus on African history and cultural values. As IPE prepares for an anniversary celebration this weekend, the Madhubutis reflect on the social andfinancial challenges involved in running independent schools.
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Award-winning actress Tippi Hedren talks about her scary experiences while filming The Birds, one of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thrillers. Tippi earned a Golden Globe for her terrific performance in this movie. During her candid interview, Tippi also reminisces about playing opposite Sean Connery in Hitchcock's Marnie. Among Tippi's non-Hitchcock films are such offerings as Charlie Chaplin's The Countess from Hong Kong, I Heart Huckabees, Pacific Heights, Jane Mansfield's Car and Roar, a movie she produced and starred in with her daughter Melanie Griffith. She has also appeared in numerous TV shows.
As an avid supporter of animal rights, Tippi is involved in the ROAR Foundation and the Shambala Preserve. She has received many awards for her humanitarain efforts, including the Bahai Faith Humanitarian Award and a "Women of Vision" Honor from Women in Film and Video.
On this episode Evangelist Lloyd Yearwood and his wife Betty is joined by Freida Litchfield in Thomaston, Georgia, USA / Evangelist Eddie Bolton in Jacksboro, Tennessee, USA / Robin Gresham in Thomaston, Georgia, USA / Evangelist Clinton Green in Springboro, Ohio, USA / Evangelist Gladys Ditmer in Morehead, Kentucky, USA / Evangelist Dorothy Nansubuga in Entebbe, Uganda, Africa / Pastor John Samples in Thomaston, Georgia, USA / Music by Timothy Dockery in Madisonville, Tennessee, USA
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