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  • 02:12

    Harriet Tubman and Quakers = Underground Railroad

    in Politics Conservative

    Tubman's organizing ability was key to her success -- she had to work with supporters on the clandestine Underground Railroad, as well as get messages to the slaves, since she met them away from their plantations to avoid detection. They usually left on a Saturday evening, as the Sabbath might delay anyone noticing their absence for another day, and if anyone did note their flight, the Sabbath would certainly delay anyone from organizing an effective pursuit or publishing a reward.


    Tubman was only about five feet tall, but she was smart and she was strong -- and she carried a long rifle. She used the rifle not only to intimidate pro-slavery people they might meet, but also to keep any of the slaves from backing out. She threatened any who seemed like they were about to leave, telling them that "dead Negroes tell no tales." A slave who returned from one of these trips could betray too many secrets: who had helped, what paths the flight had taken, how messages were passed..


    Quakers Released Slaves


     


    Not only did many Quakers release their slaves, but they saw to it that they could take care of themselves, teaching them to read and write and, in many cases, seeing that they were escorted to states or territories where they could live in freedom.


     


    Quaker John Woolman was involved with the abolitionist movement from an early date. He traveled the countryside, preaching against slavery. Woolman, born in 1720, became convinced that slavery was wrong when, at the age 20, he was asked by his employer to write a bill of sale for a slave girl. He did write it, but told his boss that he “believed slave-keeping to be a practice inconsistent with the Christian religion.” Shortly after this incident, Woodman left his job to travel and was instrumental in spreading the abolitionist message.

  • 00:29

    The Underground Railroad

    in Hip Hop Music

    The Underground railroad brought to you by Chicago based Artist and Socialite Sydney A is a show based on catering strictly to the underground internet market of musicians and people looking to sell products through radio. artists will be able to submit music to be played and companies will be able to buy slots for advertisement Welcome to the Internet RailRoad Circuit helping spread the word ear by ear 

  • 01:01

    Entrepreneur and Underground Railroad Conductor ~Rev. Peter Fossett (1815 -1901)

    in Education

    Join Historian and African American Artifacts Collector, Philip Merrill on The Gist of Freedom as he lectures on Rev. Peter Fossett and other historical related topics.


    Entrepreneur and Underground Railroad Conductor ~Rev. Peter Fossett (1815 -1901)


    At the age of 11, Fossett's life took a turn for the worst in 1826. On July 4, 1826, Jefferson died. While Jefferson freed Fossett's father in his will, the remainder of the Fossett family still remained in bondage, being sold at auction in January 1827.


    Peter Fossett was enslaved by John R. Jones. Fossett's father attempted to purchase Peter's freedom, but Jones refused to sell his son Peter so him. In 1843, after purchasing several family members' freedom, Joseph Fossett moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, leaving Peter behind in Virginia still in bondage. Joseph Fossett made several trips back to Virginia to see his enslaved family members. Twice, Peter Fossett tried to run away to join his family in Ohio. Both times his owner recaptured him.


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    In 1994, Philip Merrill founded the organization Nanny Jack & Company, an archives and consulting agency specializing in creating projects that illuminate the African American experience through memorabilia, oral history and research. The company would eventually house over 30,000 artifacts, including photographs, rare books, folk art, documents, music, dolls, furniture, and quilts. Nanny Jack & Company would go on to collaborate with various educational organizations and television channels, including The Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, the Discovery Channel, the Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Public Television, and the History Channel. In 1996, Merrill became an appraiser with the Public Broadcasting Service’s (PBS) television show Antiques Roadshow.

  • 00:22

    A Tribute to Black History Month: The Underground Railroad

    in History

    What is the real story behind how the Underground Railroad began and what were the effects of its movement? And who, other than Harriet Tubman, is responsible for its success. Tune in and get the answers to these questions and more.  Listen live...dial (347) 843-4163 to share comments or questions. 


    Long Story Short is a weekly show focusing on African American history, current issues in the black community and the future of people of African descent around the world. For the month of February, Dr. Hardy is dedicating the show to Black History Month where he will share some untold, as well as some familiar stories of the history and souls of Black folks. Tune in as Dr. Hardy makes the long, rich stories of the African Diaspora short, sweet and unforgettable.

  • 00:29

    A Tribute to Black History Month: The Underground Railroad (Pt2)

    in History

    What is the real story behind how the Underground Railroad began and what were the effects of its movement? And who, other than Harriet Tubman, is responsible for its success. Tune in and get the answers to these questions and more. This episode is part two of the podcast which aired on 2/18/2015.  


    Long Story Short is a weekly show focusing on African American history, current issues in the black community and the future of people of African descent around the world. For the month of February, Dr. Hardy is dedicating the show to Black History Month where he will share some untold, as well as some familiar stories of the history and souls of Black folks. Tune in as Dr. Hardy makes the long, rich stories of the African Diaspora short, sweet and unforgettable.

  • 02:16

    All Aboard The Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman! 19-0

    in History

    This installment of The Forbidden Fruit will remember the contributions of Harriet Tubman and her underground railroad. 


    Call in at 347-202-0492 or just use Skype

  • 02:03
  • 00:37

    The 145th Still "Underground Railroad" Family Reunion

    in Culture

    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
     

  • 00:23

    Interview with Don Codeine - Underground Railroad Entertainment Group

    in Entertainment

    De’Vante Reeves aka “Don Codeine”, in some perceptions, is probably viewed as an 18 year old and a recent graduate just out looking for a party, but the fact is, the Codeine Music team is a hip hop powerhouse. Don Codeine has been packing shows since early start of 2014. In fact, at a show in Philly February 2014 at a venue called The Let Out, Codeine and the Don Codeine squad sold so many tickets that the concert poured out into the streets.


    Don Codeine’s presence on the 2014 Greek Tour has associates dubbing him as “The East Coast’s #1 Prospect”. The current mixtape, “Real Life Situations”, is laced with several potential single releases and a grab bag full of party records.


    Don Codeine stays busy and in the way of opportunity, just in the past week. The staff at Underground Railroad Entertainment Group and the executives from D4L (Shawty Lo’s Label) have been discussing a possible move for Codeine and the Don Codeine Team that could add them to the D4L Roster.


    “How can the Underground Railroad Entertainment Group lose with this dude”, says the Memphis Don from U.R.R.E.G. “When industry professionals are looking for an artist in today’s world of Internet beats and electronic distribution, professionals want a guy to understand the role of the current project. Don Codeine is a one stop shop.”


    Stay on informed about Don Codeine and the Underground Railroad Entertainment Group movement via:  http://simplebooklet.com/undergroundrailroadentertainmentgroup


    Source – Phillip Duncan aka Memphis Don


    Underground Railroad Entertainment Group, CEO

  • 00:20

    Interview with Scodde #TeamYTE Underground Railroad Entertainment Group

    in Music

    Since 2014 began, Scodde has been very busy recording numerous collaborations with Fast Life Entertainment as well as a few hooks with Underground Railroad’s Artist; Lil A. Scodde did a break out song titled “The Real” followed by another song, titled “Rent Due”. “The Real” and “Rent Due” quickly grabbed the attention of Coast2CoastMixTapes; “The Real” ranked #43 on The Indie Top 50 Volumes 261 and 262. “Rent Due” ranked #23 on Coast2CoastMixTapes Presents:  #Next Up Mixtape Vol. 65 and ranked #24 on Coast2CoastMixTapes Presents:  The Indie Top 50 Vol. 482.


    For more information regarding direct social media links for Scodde please visit the link below:

    http://2hot4airwaves.discussioncommunity.com/post/scodde-teamyteunderground-railroad-entertainment-group-6847317
     

  • 00:31

    Test for The Underground Railroad

    in Music

    Test for The Underground Railroad