"Escaped Africans today referred to as Maroons, are said to have hunted the wild boar common to the region, then preserved it for days in a spice-heavy marinade. When it came time to cook the meat, the Maroons dug holes in the ground, filled them with charcoal, and buried the meat in the holes, which they then covered so as not to produce smoke and attract the attention of those that would bring them back into slavery."
Tonight, Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome historian T. Rasul Murray! Although suffering from jet lag from his trip to Africa, Rasul has agreed to lecture on the African Diaspora and it's international impact of the African Burial Ground, in New York. Rasul a licensed New York City Tour Guide serves as an a volunteer historical interpreter and griot at the African Burial Ground National Monument. He conducts interpretive tours of the monument and walking tours of the old city and its African pass. He also conducts private tours of his city, including a tour of Old Manhattan and Its African Past, Harlem, and an introduction to New York for the first time visitor.
A life-long cultural and political activist, Rasul served as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, staffed the 1963 March on Washington and has been a community organizer and manager and administrator of a variety of community programs in New York City.
His work has appeared in African Voices, Black World, The Journal of Black Poetry, Expressions, Esprit, Black Creations, McCalls Magazine, and other magazines and journals both here and abroad.
Topic of discussion:
Jerk Chicken and The underground Railroad
Ashesi, university in Africa
Kwame Nkrumah tomb, Accra, Ghana
African Renaissance Monument, Dakar, Senegal
Gorée Island, Senegal
Elmina Castle, Elmina Ghana
W.E.B. Du Bois
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