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Tonight at 8pm ET Audio Book, Listen to A Reading of Frederick Douglass' Autobiography ~ Mr. Douglass shares his Courageous Escape on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryBlog.com
on iTunes www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com
"It was the custom in the State of Maryland to require the free colored people to have what were called free papers. These instruments they were required to renew very often, and by charging a fee for this writing, considerable sums from time to time were collected by the State. In these papers the name, age, color, height, and form of the freeman were described, together with any scars or other marks upon his person which could assist in his identification. This device in some measure defeated itself-since more than one man could be found to answer the same general description. Hence many slaves could escape by personating the owner of one set of papers; and this was often done as follows: A slave, nearly or sufficiently answering the description set forth in the papers, would borrow or hire them them till by means of them he could escape to a free State, and then, by mail or otherwise, would return them to the owner. The operation was a hazardous one for the lender as well as for the borrower. A failure on the part of the fugitive to send back the papers would imperil his benefactor, and the discovery of the papers in possession of the wrong man would imperil both the fugitive and his friend."
Join The Gist of freedom and host Roy Paul at The Still Family's 145th Reunion!
The Underground Railroad First Family ~The Still Family William Still, Dr. James Still and Peter
Gist-Still The Gist of Freedom is Still Faith chronicles the faithful ties that bound three incredible families of activists; all from an array of generations and races. The Still Brothers of The Historical Underground Railroad Family;
Peter Gist-Still, Self-emancipated and authors Dr. James Still (The Recollections of Dr. James Still and William Still 1821-1902 (The Underground Railroad);
Dr. James Still's book http://archive.org/details/earlyrecollectio00stil
Peter Gist-Still's book http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/pickard/menu.html
William Still's book http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15263
Tonight on The Gist of Freedom listen to excerpts from the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a survivor of the middle passage! www.BlackHistoryBLOG.com
--Survived The Middle Passage, purchased his freedom, became a black abolitionist and authored the first known Enslaved African Narrative . He was a famous proponent of British abolitionism and worked with William Wilberforce. His story is featured in the movie Amazing Grace.
He settled in the United Kingdom in 1792. His autobiography, "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano", depicts the horrors of slavery and influenced the enactment of the Slave Trade Act of 1807.
They put us in separate parcels, and examined us attentively. They also made us jump, and pointed to the land, signifying we were to go there. We thought by this, we should be eaten by these ugly men, as they appeared to us; and, when soon after we were all put down under the deck again, there was much dread and trembling among us, and nothing but bitter cries to be heard all the night from these apprehensions, insomuch, that at last the white people got some old slaves from the land to pacify us. They told us we were not to be eaten, but to work, and were soon to go on land, where we should see many of our country people. This report eased us much. And sure enough, soon after we were landed, there came to us Africans of all languages.
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Happy Autumn, "CONTACT" friends! On this coming Sunday evening, Nov. 16, we will be broadcasting LIVE, and Wes Roberts and myself (Host and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke) will be welcoming back to the show, SERGE GRANDBOIS - metaphysician, full trance-channeler and author of KRIS CHRONICLES – A FIELD GUIDE TO DREAMS...Discourses on Dreams Volume l(www.authorhouse.com). According to The Colorado Seth Conference, Mr. Grandbois is the exceptional channel for KRIS - a compassionate and intelligent entity, or “Energy Personality Gestalt”, as he describes himself. Serge is without doubt, one of the clearest vessels for non-physical communication in the world today. He has given a voice to KRIS for more than thirty-five years – helping a wide variety of individuals from all walks of life. We are honoured to have both Serge and KRIS joining us on this Sunday's programme, and as always, we will take Listener calls/comments in the second part of the programme, as usual and our popular CONTACT RADIO CHAT ROOM will be open!
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On this Sunday evening's 'LIVE' episode of "CONTACT", Host, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Past Life/Interlife Regressionist Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, will welcome back author, clinician, explorer, energy worker and energetic healer, PATRICK POWELL. Patrick Powell’s recent books, STILL NOTHING and THE GREAT BOOK OF EXISTENCE, are both illuminating and life-changing, covering a scope esoteric concepts and questions. In fact, both of these books are so significant, that they have been included in the reference libraries of several important Buddhist monasteries on the other side of the world. As an energetic healer, Patrick has had incredible results in working (via “Astral Projection” or “Remote Viewing”) with individuals suffering from a wide variety of ailments – including cancer, Chrones Disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and more. As always, the CONTACT CHAT ROOM will be open throughout the show, and the phone lines will be open in the second half of the programme for Listener calls and comments!
The Gist of Freedom is pleased to welcome renowned filmmaker and Television host Keith Beauchamp.
On one of Keith's latest installments of Investigation Discovery’s Injustice Files Keith Beuachamp explores “sundown towns” – communities in America that didn’t allow African American people to live there or even be present once the sun went down.
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