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The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present to you excerpts from The Frederick Douglass Capitol Statue Unveiling Ceremony with songtress Lori Williams and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and the great great grand-daughter of Frederick Douglass, Nettie Washington-Douglass..
“On this statue – there are many things that are on this beautiful – isn’t it beautiful statue. It says on the side that: ‘The soul that is in me, no man can degrade.’ ‘The soul that is in me, no man can degrade.’ How perfect, how beautiful.
Each understood the truth of Douglass’ statement: ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will,’ he said. Frederick Douglass demanded freedom. He demanded a nation that stayed true to its ideals. He demanded and helped achieve a ‘more perfect union.’ And we still have work to do.
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“Good morning everyone. Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Leader Reid, Leader McConnell, Senator Schumer – the Senate sponsor of the bill that brings us here today – and of course, our colleague, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton, who has been a relentless champion. Congratulations. This is your day.
History is brought to life in a dialogue between ex-slaves and abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, reinacted on stage this Spring by actors Abdul Hussain Quddus and Naimah Latif Today's conversation examines how the Post Civl War era of violence and poverty has not changed much in the last 150 years. "Sojourner Truth" discusses how the government's Freedmen's Bureau (like today's welfare system) creates a cycle of dependency, poverty, lawlessness, and immorality. "Frederick Douglass" talks about how the slave system created an emasculated male that had no respect for himself or women. Both met with President Abraham Lincoln to make demands for the newly freed black citizens of America. What can be done to reverse the modern day effects of slavery? Call in and comment.
Timothy Johnson is Founder and Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation (TFDF), is a national grassroots public policy and educational organization with local chapters across the United State. TFDF seeks to bring the sanctity of free market and limited government ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing thenation. TFDF is a composed of a collection of pro-active individuals committed to developing innovative and new approaches to today's problems with the assistance of elect
Join The Gist of Freedom host, Preston Washington and author Dwight Zimmerman. In The Hammer and the Anvil, the award-winning author Dwight Jon Zimmerman vividly depict the tumultuous time through the lives of two men who defined it: Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The Hammer and the Anvil reveals that its protagonists each wrestled with the question of slavery from a young age. Douglass, a slave who was spared no brutality, once fought an especially cruel master a
A father and a grandfather, KCarl is an unyielding defender of the constitution and liberty. Inspired by the guiding principles of the Founding Fathers and holding fast to the oath taken during his service to our country, he launched The ConservativeMESSENGER™ in 2009. Captivating Messenger- A “grassroots” initiative, The ConservativeMESSENGER’s mission has been to: Enlighten, Educate, Empower and Equip its members based on the Frederick Douglass Republican™
THE FINAL EPISODE Slave Narratives The ten works collected in this volume demonstrate how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and laid the foundations of the African American literary tradition by expressing their in anger, pain, sorrow, and courage. This week we are in Ch.9-10 of the featured book: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
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Kenneth Morris, Jr is the Great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and Great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. He is President of the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation. Their Mission: The Frederick Douglass Family Foundation’s (FDFF) vision is to end human trafficking in communities all over the world and our mission is to educate and inspire young people to take collective action against human trafficking and modern-day slavery using modern communications and social networking technologies. Since slavery is so deeply woven into the human fabric, something as transformative as a sustained social movement is needed to achieve our mission – a youth-led, anti-trafficking revolution. Their Work: Slavery exists today in various forms throughout the world. It’s estimated that millions of people live in a state of servitude. Right now there are women being forced into prostitution, children working in factories for little or no wage and men being sold or traded like cattle. They started the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation to help those people to live free.
K Carl Smith will be our guest today for this truly inspiring and sometimes controvercial discusstion about his book and The Frederick Douglas Republican Movement.
Sure we all know how the Republican Party and the Conservatives are looked at by the Left. That being said to be a person of color and own the name of a Frederick Douglas Republican carries its own weight and responsibility.
Find out why K. Carl is doing this and discover his passion for it, the country, and YOU!
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The Gist of freedom is honored to welcome our distinguished guest, Dr. Kenneth Morris. Dr. Morris is the Great great great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the Great great grandson of Booker T. Washington.
Dr. Morris is the president of The Frederick Douglass Family Foundation’s (FDFF) vision is to end human trafficking.
On May 5th, Dr. Morris gave the keynote address at the annual John Brown Day celebration held at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid.
John Brown and Frederick Douglass first met in Massachusetts in 1848, 11 years before Brown's history-changing raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry VA. By the time they, met, Douglass had become one of the most eloquent and sought-after champions of freedom and equal suffrage for women and men, regardless of race.
Slave Narratives The ten works collected in this volume demonstrate how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and laid the foundations of the African American literary tradition by expressing their in anger, pain, sorrow, and courage. This week we are in Ch.8 of the featured book: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
Afrikan Knowledge Beyond The Book Club Presents Slave Narratives The ten works collected in this volume demonstrate how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and laid the foundations of the African American literary tradition by expressing their in anger, pain, sorrow, and courage.