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AUDIO BOOK READING chp 4 BREAKING THE CHAINS, WM.L.KATZ
Jenny Smith Fletcher was the daughter of W. H. Smith, founder of Nicodemus. She was the first postmistress and schoolteacher in Nicodemus, Kansas. She was also one of the original charter members of the A.M.E. Church.
Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies to experience freedom in the "promised land" of Kansas. Nicodemus represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.
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AUDIO BOOK READING - BREAKING THE CHAINS, Week 4 Chapter 4 Resistance
Although slave revolts constituted the most dramatic form of slave resistance, they were by no means the only method of reprisal. Arson proved to be an exceptionally effective and consequently frequent form of retaliation. In 1795, slave-set fires in Charleston, South Carolina, prompted the governor to declare a day of fasting. More arson there in 1804 resulted in the destruction of six ships and hundreds of homes. The problem of arson was so widespread that, in 1820, the American Fire Insurance Company of Philadelphia stopped issuing policies in the South.
Assaults and attempts at assassination were also common. In 1740, accusations that slaves were attempting to poison New York City's water supply resulted in widespread arrests and executions. Poison attempts were so frequent they were even referred to in the lyrics of at least one slave song. Vandalism and destruction of crops were also regular occurrences.
Have you ever watched the blockbuster hit movie, Lean on Me, starring Morgan Freeman? Have you ever wondered what happened to the REAL students from the Lean on Me movie?
Well, Dr. Pinky Miller is a graduate along with the producer of The Gist of Freedom, Lesley Gist. Dr. Pinky is telling OUR story about the experiences at Eastside High School (1982-1986) and the impact that leadership had on students, teacher, and administrators—good, bad, and indifferent!
Join The Gist of Freedom host, Roy Paul for a candid discussion with Dr. Pinky www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com
Documentary coming soon!!!
Author and Harlem Historian Michael Henry Adams, former director of cultural affairs for State Senator Bill Perkins .
Will discuss preservations of historical landmarks with Roy Paul on The Gist of Freedom.
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Soldiers from a 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed a Harlem Hellfighters, marching in a feat march in New York City, 1919.
Harlem Hellfighters Homecoming Parade
“Never have white Americans accorded so heartfelt and hearty a reception to a contingent of their black country-men,” the Tribune continued. And “the ebony warriors” felt it, literally, beneath a hail of chocolate candy, cigarettes and coins raining down on them from open windows up and down the avenues. It would have been hard to miss them, at least according to the New York Times, to whom all the men appeared 7 feet tall.
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I went to the slaver and inquired what was her price for me. She said a thousand dollars.... I opened a regular place of business...
During this time I had found it politic to go shabbily dressed, and to appear to be very poor, but to pay my mistress for my services promptly. I kept my money hid, never venturing to put out a penny, nor to let any body but my wife know that I was making any. The thousand dollars was what I supposed my mistress would ask for me, and so I determined now what I would do.
I opened a regular place of business, labelled my tobacco in a conspicuous manner with the names of “Edward and Lunsford Lane,” and of some of the persons who sold it for me, — established agencies for the sale in various parts of the State, one at Fayetteville, one at Salisbury, one at Chapel Hill, and so on, — sold my articles from my place of business, and about town, also deposited them in stores on commission, and thus, after paying my mistress for my time, and rendering such support as necessary to my family.
I found in the space of some six or eight years, that I had collected the sum of one thousand dollars.
Listen in as The Gist of Freedom continues The Summer Audio Book Series with William Katz, Breaking The Chains
I could not legally purchase it, and as the laws forbid emancipation except, for “meritorious services.” This done, Mr. Smith endeavored to emancipate me formally, and to get my manumission recorded; I tried also; but the court judged that I had done nothing “meritorious,” and so I remained, nominally only, the slave of Mr. Smith for a year; when, feeling unsafe in that relation, I accompanied him to New York whither he was going to purchase goods, and was there regularly and formally made a freeman, and there my manumission was recorded.
Healthy Barbecues and Cookouts with Nutritionist & Healthy Living Coach Rebecca Johnson
Join Roy Paul on The Gist of Freedom as he discusses Healthy Barbecues and Cookouts with Nutritionist Rebecca Johnson, Plant Rich Life!
"Enjoy Summer Food Fun but not at the risk of heart health. This show is for those who want to cut out the fat but still have a good time at cookouts and for those like myself who live a plant-based whole foods lifestyle."
- A. Rebecca Johnson
grilled fruit kabobs
Vegan Tempeh & Black Bean Burgers
Yummy Vegan Pesto (Adds a cheesy flavor)
Plant Rich Life Life wellness solutions that help you transition from a low-nutrient Standard American Diet (SAD) high in fatty, sugary, salty, processed and animal foods to nutrient-dense, low fat, whole-foods, plant-based living.
A Plant Rich Life is a way of living where health is restored, strong, fit bodies are maintained and youth and vitality are not fleeting but available at any age.
With doctors like Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, Joel Fuhrman, MD, John McDougal, MD and Neal Barnard being backed up by the research of T. Colin Campbell, PhD we are seeing a shift in personal health through what is now called lifestyle medicine.
Diets don't work but lifestyle changes do. Stop waiting and get the health, energy and freedom you deserve.
AUDIO BOOK READING - BREAKING THE CHAINS, Week 2 Chapter 2
"In the North tax money built libraries and public schools
in the South it built jails to hold slaves and paid the salaries of slave patrols.
New York state published more newspapers than the fourteen slave states combined."
Join The Gist of Freedom, www.BlackHistoryBlog.com as we continue our 2nd week of our summer audio book reading!!
“In his Breaking The Chains, which earned the Carter G. Woodson award, Katz chronicles how resistance by Africans marked the era of slavery. It shows how slaves battled for dignity and liberty in fields, cities, through education and religion, by joining maroon colonies, by staging revolts or fleeing on the Underground Railroad. Katz shows how slaves transformed the Civil War into a battle for freedom and brought about the Union victory. “This book will force many readers to reexamine their assumptions about American history… Young readers will be fascinated and better informed for having experienced this book,” wrote School Library Journal. Striking photographs highlight this unknown heritage.”
— Black Child Magazine, February/March 19
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Judy Tate,Emmy Award Winning Theatrical Writer -
The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present to The African Burial Ground Lower Manhattan, Playwright, Judy Tate!
Judy is the Producing Artistic Director of The American Slavery Project, a theatrical response to revisionism in this country's discourse around slavery, the Civil War and Jim Crow.
She is a playwright and 4 time Emmy award winning writer and the creator of "Unheard Voices" a monologue play with music collectively written for the unknown men, women and
This week's 'The Rundown with Renee' on 'Yo Momma Black Radio' is hosting a Black women's think tank. It is to address the following issues & how to empower ourselves, families, & community. Only 'US' can save 'US', & accountability & growth are a MUST!! 1.) the 2014 Black woman...
2.) Identifying & supporting culturally minded Bruthas...
3.) raising our next generation of young revolutionaries...
4.) Overcoming the absence of a father...
5.) Effects of sexual abuse & promiscuity...
6.) mental, physical, & nutritional health & well-being of Sistars...
7.) Black lesbianism & connections with homosexual Black men..
8.) building Sistar solidarity...
9.) dating, marriage, & polygamy...
10.) natural hair movement.. Wed July 23rd @ 8pm CST, click the link for the show, or to Listen/ Comment/ Question, call (929) 477-3763... Don't miss it!
Join the Innovative Black Men as they discuss "What Is a Black Life Worth?"
We'll discuss at length the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while in police custody.
The Conversation starts at 7PM (CST) / 8PM only at #BlogTalkRadio #TaylorKennedie
Add your voice to the conversation by calling (347) 324-5327 press #1 to chime in.
The most controversial figure in adult entertainment presents a no holds barred discussion about the future of the business. Rob's insight is spawned from having grown up around the adult biz, as his father owned several adult bookstores throughout Western New York.
Rob was the owner of Extreme Associates, which was at the time considered an outlaw in the biz because of its edgy content. Such fare is commonplace now.
Rob and his wife Lizzy Borden paid an extreme price for innovating adult, as both spent a year in prison on federal obscenity charges.
Rob also owned XPW - Xtreme Pro Wresting, which was one of the top wrestling organizations in the world, with a weekly national TV show, employing such superstars as Shane Douglas, X-Pac, Sabu and the late Chris Candido. XPW folded in 2003 after Extreme was indicted.
Join Rob and his friends for a lively 2 hours of explicit talk. No topic is off limits. No subject is taboo.
Listen to The African History Network Show Wednesday, July 23rd, 8pm-11pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. Our guest will be Prof. Kaba Kamene (aka Booker T. Coleman) of “Hidden Colors 1-3”. We’ll talk about his participation in the “4th Annual Knowledge Fest: Unlocking The Code of Racism” taking place, Saturday, July 26th at The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville Kentucky. Visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more information.
We’ll also listen to excerpts of Michael Imhotep’s presentation from this past weekend at “The Liberated Minds Black Homeschool & Education Expo” entitled “Slavery’s Back In Effect: From Miseducation to Incarceration”. Listen at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2014/07/23/slaverys-back-in-effect-from-miseducation-to-incarceration or by phone LIVE at (914) 338-1375 or visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. Call in with your questions at (914) 338-1375.
“Black people are the only people who take their most precious possessions, their children and turn them over to their children to shape and mold their minds.” – Dr. Carter G. Woodson, “The Miseducation of The Negro”
Visit www.LiberatedMindsExpo.com and www.TheBlackHomeschool.com for more information on Homeschooling African American Children.
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