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"frederick douglass" Discussed on Here & Now
"And. I have just about everything that. All the book signed first editions of. Zora neale. Hurston Jesse FAUCI said. Ralph Ellison your name it. I have first edition in some cases signed two other important people. Nice feeling and a nice feeling. It sounds like to give it away to give the to scholars into the public will. Yes, I'll tell you what happened after David Blake came to the house. He would come at least one sometimes two or three times a year. Sit at the table. And he did this for about twelve years, but not only did he come. He told other scholars about it, and they started coming, and they told other people, so it was a pilgrimage to Savannah and they all set at the dining room table. I wouldn't stay in there with him I. would check in in the evenings. What did you find because they found things that I didn't even know was in there I mean there's there the scholars collector? And by way, it's also going to be part of the film that the production company is putting together for net flicks. I'm just curious. Have you chatted with the Obamas about your collection or I have not, but I have chatted to people who are involved with this and I told them that I am at the age now seventy seven that. Frederick Douglass was when he passed and I would make a grand. Frederick Douglass. But I wouldn't mind making a cameo. Well you could maybe tell them that you know. There might be a place at the dining room table. If you WANNA come look at my stuff. Wouldn't that be wonderful? I love being. Collector Walter Evans A. We'll have some pictures of his artifacts at here. Now. Dot Org Dr Evans. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me I would like to say one thing please. The Bina key will digitize this collection. and. It would be available for the world to see. an the original documents will be there in time for the world to see, and we are having an exhibition that I think will happen within the next two years of the Douglas Material. And some of the other material from the heavens collection. Jane Baldwin Letters and they all Harrington cartoons in other words. You're saying you want people to come. Exactly. Walter thank you so much. Thank you. The world's richest man is set to testify before Congress tomorrow for the first time ever, Jeff. bezos is one of four powerful taxi IOS who face tough questions from the house antitrust subcommittee along with Apple. CEO Tim. Cook facebook CEO mark. Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai the CEO of Google and its parent company alphabet. Let's bring Jason del Racing Your correspondent for recode. Jason let's start with Bazo 's He's got a lot to answer questions about. This will also be first time. He'll have to respond publicly to that damaging report alleging that Amazon uses data, it collects from its own merchants to compete against them, which is something? The company has told Congress it doesn't do how big a moment is this going to be forbe's Amazon I think it's a really important moment you know. Jeff is a public figure in many ways, but they have really shielded him from. Two interviews in the seven years I've covered the company. He's never for an extended interview with sort of a regular Amazon beat reporter, and so I think this is the closest thing. We're GONNA. Get to him. Sort of having to be publicly responsible and provide public on the record comments for some business practices that people just have a lot of questions. About what do you think he's going to be asked about? You? Know I think they'll be three or four main issues that are expecting one for. For sure is how if in how Amazon is data from its own merchants that sell on Amazon to build products to compete against them. Amazon has long said it uses aggregate data from these sellers about a given product to see how they develop their own products, but the Wall Street Journal published a report interviewing former employees, saying actually we've looked at an individual sellers product and made informed decisions based off just that so that for sure will be a topic Amazon also has been accused of favoring. Its own business needs ahead of its own merchants in other ways by how it decides, who wins a certain sale with a certain customer in real time that's algorithm, but there will be questions about that and then completely separate I think we'll see questions about. Counterfeit and stolen goods on Amazon and how it does, or doesn't police that well, and we may even get questions related to its treatment of warehouse, associates that is not sort of traditional antitrust issue, but I'm sure we could make an argument that it's power gives it sort of this labor power that allows it to treat warehouse workers in certain ways. Ways, do you expect this hearing will lead to any actions that we've been hearing calls from both parties to break up big tech for some time now is that any clothes should actually happening I don't think we'll see sort of a direct correlation between you know this hearing and near-term action, but we will see is a couple of things potentially pressure on. On the regulators like the FTC or the Department of Justice to enforce actions against these companies based on some perhaps evidence or statements, we may also see them. Come out with a report after this hearing that says hey, those antitrust laws that we've had on the books for a century. We need to throw them out or really reinvent them because they were. Were created long before these digital platforms sort of modernized and revolutionized the way commerce media and entertainment happen online, and so I think we will see some impact, it just may not be as near term as perhaps some critics would, both as Jason Del Rey senior correspondent for recode. We'll be watching. It should be very interesting tomorrow Jason. Thank. You thank you. The trump administration's been busy during the pandemic, ramping up efforts to reshape rollback or dismantle longstanding environmental regulations on Water Air, climate change, including the law considered the foundation of American. Environmental Law, the fifty year old National Environmental Policy Act and that's just the tip of this rapidly melting iceberg, according to reporters like Peer Louis Senior for Gimblett media's how to save a planet podcast and.
"frederick douglass" Discussed on Giants of History
"So. Let's pause here for a moment to again. Take all this in. Can You imagine the helplessness Frederick Douglass must have felt at that moment. I mean absolutely no way out of any of it. He had fainted hit been beaten as a result of his fainting. He had walked seven miles to his master's house in this bloody condition. Only to be told to go back or else he'd now get whipped again. I mean. I am floored that this was someone's reality. I mean there was absolutely nowhere to turn for shelter from the Damn Storm. So Douglas then made his way back to covey's farm arriving early the next morning, thinking the whole while about the beating that he was going to take from covey once he arrived. and Lo and behold Douglas said that he had barely made it over Covey's fence line before covey was running out of his house with the whip coming straight for him. And Douglas here courageously ran into the Cornfield and he hid from Covey. As of Corn Rows, never answering Covey's demands to show himself until covey finally gave up trying figuring that Douglas would have to emerge at some point. Which of course Douglas eventually did? But something weird happened after that. Covey. Left him alone. And? It wasn't like that in cross paths, either they did. Covey even asked Douglas a day or so later to help drive the pigs on the farm to a nearby lot which Douglas did for him. And all the while Covey still showed no signs of hostility towards Douglas. Till one day. It was a few days after Douglas Return to the farm that he was in the horse stable. And remember up until this point covey had shown no further hostility towards him. Douglas was in the loft on the second floor of the horse stable, throwing bales of hay down below. When, he was done. He was coming down the ladder. When all of a sudden covey burst into the stable with a long rope. He caught Douglas on the ladder and went right to work hurriedly trying to tie Douglas's feet together. Douglas suddenly realized what was happening and tried to jump from the ladder, but his feet were caught, and he fell into the hey below. And at that point, Covey stood over him. And Douglas knew just what was about to happen. And here is where it all turned for Douglas and a half to let him say what happened next with his own words quote. Mr Covey seem to now think that he had me and could do what he pleased. But, at this moment, from whence came the spirit I don't know, but.
"frederick douglass" Discussed on Giants of History
"And he made his way across the farm to find out why. When he arrived, he found Douglas laying down and not moving. He asked Douglas. What was wrong and Douglas? Being barely able to speak quietly told him that he had fainted and was. To get up. Covey waited a few seconds, and then he kicked Douglas in his stomach and told him to get up. Douglas then tried to raise himself up, but covey kicked him again harder this time. Douglas tried again to get up and Covey again kicked him in the stomach. Mr Covey then grabbed a Hickory slat and whipped Douglas, and then covey soon took the Slat, and hit Douglas over the head with it cutting him severely. At that point covey stopped and stood there and watched the blood. Pour Down Douglas his face from the wound. Covey then left him there to attend to some other business on the farm. And Douglas remained on the ground bleeding profusely. A little while later Douglas was able to get up, and he decided then and there that he was going to walk to his master's House. Remember again that he was given to. Mr Covey to be broken by his actual master. So Douglas decided to walk the seven miles to his master's House to tell him what covey had just done to him. So Douglas waited for the right time when Covey was nowhere to be seen to make his move for the woods. But just before he entered the woods, covey caught sight of him in the distance, and yelled for him, demanding that he returned to his work and that if he didn't return immediately, he would be whipped mercilessly once again. But Douglas Ignored Covey's calls and moved as fast as he could into the woods to find cover amongst the trees and bushes. Douglas States in his writings here quote. I had not gone far before. My little strength again failed me. I could go no farther. I fell down and lay for a considerable time. The blood was yet. From the wound on my head and for a time I thought I should bleed to death and think now that I should have done so, but the blood so mad at my hair as to stop the wound. After lying there for three quarters of an hour I nerve myself up again and started on my way through blogs and briers barefooted bareheaded, tearing my feet, sometimes nearly every step. And after a journey of about seven miles occupying some five hours to perform it, I arrived at my master's store. Quote. And Douglas goes onto. Describe his appearance after this incident and journey stating quote. I then presented an appearance enough to affect any but a heart of iron. From the crown of my head to my feet. I was covered with blood. My hair was clotted with dust and blood. My shirt was stiff with blood. My legs and feet were torn in sundry places with briers and thorns, and were also covered in blood. I supposed I, looked like a man who had escaped a den of wild beasts, and barely escaped them. and quote. But despite his appearance, and despite the heartfelt pleased that he made to his master once he found him. His master denied him any protection from Covey, and insisted that he makes his way back to covey as soon as possible or else, he would whip him also..
"frederick douglass" Discussed on Giants of History
"Which you're about to hear was first published about two years ago in May June of two thousand eighteen. And a good portion of you listening have never heard this series because this was a series that wasn't published on the podcast main feed, but published on the shows Patriot page. But, I did think that with all that's now happening in our country and with us. Hearing Frederick Douglass his name thrown around the National News, quite a bit, and with earlier this month, inexplicably a statue of Frederick Douglass in Rochester New York I believe being vandalized and then pulled down. I thought it might be a good idea or at least appropriate to release this into the main feed now so that more people can hear some of the incredible stories from Frederick Douglass Life. And so what you're about to hear comes mostly from Frederick Douglass himself who wrote about all this in his memoir, which was published in eighteen, forty five, so one hundred seventy five years ago, and that autobiography was titled Narrative of the Life Frederick Douglass an American slave. And like I said this was published in eighteen, forty five but I read this book for the first time. Probably Eleven or twelve years ago. And I just remember reading it and being so moved by this book specifically the part where? Douglas reaches his breaking point as a slave, and then fights back against his oppressor, and against the injustice that he feels. And this is a book if you haven't read it. I highly recommend you read. But in the absence of reading that I offer you these stories from his life. And this was a two-part series, so I'm guessing both parts at the same exact time so that there's no delay in you hearing the full story and just hit him back to back. With that preamble behind us I now bring you stories from the life of Frederick Douglass. A. Quote. You have seen how a man was made a slave. You shall see how a slave was made a man. And quote?.
"frederick douglass" Discussed on 710 WOR
"The six foot five inch doofus masquerading as they are to go the Harlem to paint graffiti on the streets. Secondly, I think it's time to give indication Toe on old time radio cold named Jimmy from Brooklyn. He was right on target. Thank you. All right. Thanks for calling. Yeah, this guy. This mayor is just one creepy weirdo. I mean, he is, you know, Remember, In the beginning of all this, these psychologists tell honest crisis brings out the real character and people, you know, you see people's Realty true character. You've seen that with your friends and whom you know who is good. In this crisis. New is bad and Different businesses and this mayor, he was always thought of as a kind of left wing. Lazy didn't get anything done. But now he's just a creepy, weird, bizarre character, just making the most insane and named decisions. You know, as 40 people get shot in Manhattan. He's painting black lives matter. If every all these lives matter, stop, the shooting stopped the gunfire. That's the first step. You could paint that later. Paint that next week first stop the shooting, Then paint that he was going to paint it in front of Trump Tower. You notice he stopped. It was the season. What happened if they said I some complications? Yeah. The complication was everybody whispered into his ear. If you paint that in front of Trump Tower, you are not going to get a bailout. He may need to three billion a za bail out at some point you soon as you paint that there that will be the most expensive piece of graffiti ever in the history of the world. It'll cost you billions. Don't paint that there. Because it's just him being petty and stupid and weird. Let's go to Marie in Long Island. Hey, Marie. Good morning mark. How is people really need to do their homework? They want to stop playing a black national anthem before football games and It would read up on who this person James Weldon Johnson is. He was a black conservative Christian Republican who denounced the racist Democratic Party for lynching black people. I mean, they don't they're not going to catch is over. They have no idea. Anything that they're doing. All right, Marie, thanks for calling. I never did any homework in school, and suddenly I could do any homework now, but that's the problem. I said This was the beginning. This movement which started off as a movement, fighting for important changes and better procedures, and better policies and changes that will make a difference. It got hijacked by all these idiots and all these crazy groups and all these money raising groups. And now it's all out of control. It's just stupid, symbolic nonsense, knocking down statues just cause they're statues and knock down Abraham Lincoln statue every day, the one day the guy's getting assassinated for freeing the slaves. Next day, his statues getting torn down because he's a racist. Ah, who was the other one that was torn down? Frederick Frederick Douglass? Frederick Douglass? Here's Here's the guy. You want to make more statues for his statues getting they don't if they see the dark metal statue. They just knock it down. Dark green metal. Knock it down. Whatever it is, they don't know what anything is. Funny how all these statues weren't racist That would just find during the Obama years. Suddenly they're symbols of races. Stop with the statue's Forget the syrup. Forget the Uncle Ben. Forget all that start with important changes in procedures. You know, you're starting to get to stuff there like the choke all stick to important stuff. Anyway. When we come back, Michael Goodwin will be with us. The great columnist will talk to him next. On 7 10 w o R. Rewind of today's Mark Simone.
Frederick Douglass statue ripped from base
"A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been ripped from its base in Rochester, New York, on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches. Police say the statue was taken from Maplewood parking place near the Genesee River Gorge on Sunday. On July 5th, 18 50 to Douglas gave the speech. What to The slave is the fourth of July in
Frederick Douglass statue in Rochester, NY vandalized on anniversary of his Fourth of July speech
"Police in Rochester, New York, say they're investigating the damage to a statue of Frederick Douglass. Police say the statue of the abolitionist was ripped from his base in the city, where he gave one of his most famous speeches in 18 50. To what to the slave is the fourth of July.
Statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass toppled from base in Rochester, New York, park
"Has knocked down a statue of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. ABC easily now boys says It happened yesterday at a well known historic site in Rochester. Police say the statue was taken from Maplewood Park, which is a sight along the underground railroad were Douglas and hair. It's have been helped lead slaves to freedom. It was found in a river nearby. Yesterday was the anniversary of one of Douglas is most well known speeches. What Teo The slave is the fourth of July. It's not known whether the timing of the vandalism was deliberate.
11-year-old fatally shot in Southeast Washington, D.C.
"Our Our top top local local story story is is the the killing killing of of an an 11 11 year year old old who who dreamed dreamed of of becoming becoming a a football football star. star. He was killed while heading to a July 4th Get together. Ron McNeill was on his way to a cookout Saturday but stopped by his aunt's house along Cedar Street, right by the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, his grandfather says as he walked toward the building. He was hit in the head by a bullet DC police say it happened just after 9:30 p.m. As a group of about five men in a black sedan began shooting up in the air before getting away through an alley. Yvonne later died at a hospital. He was a student at Kramer Middle School and hoped to one day play in the NFL man Mario Bowser says the public's help is dire in bringing to justice the perpetrators of this horrendous
Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park
"A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass vandalized in New York state. On the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches delivered in Rochester, New York, a statue of Frederick Douglass ripped from its base. Police say the statue was taken from Maplewood Park, which is a sight along the underground railroad were dead. Bliss and hair. It's have been helped lead slaves to freedom. It was found in a river nearby, Douglas gave the famous What to The slave is the Fourth of July speech. They're calling Celebrations of Liberty, a sham, with black people still enslaved and oppress. Lionel Boys. ABC
Frederick Douglass: Historic US black activist's statue toppled
"China's Foreign Ministry says the United States has deliberately sent its navy to the South China Sea to flex its muscles, accusing Washington of trying to drive a wedge between the region's nations. Two U. S. Aircraft carriers are conducting joint maneuvers
Frederick Douglass statue ripped from base
"A statue of Frederick Douglass has been ripped down from its base at Maplewood Park in Rochester, New York and place right near the Genesee River Gorge. It was on site on the underground railroad were Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. Vandalism took place on the anniversary of one of Douglas most famous
Police seek information on shooting of 11-year-old boy in Southeast Washington, DC
"Not far from the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site along Cedar Street in Southeast D. C. Police chief Peter Newsom says a group of about five men in a black sedan began shooting up in the air. Last night. Just after 9 30 An 11 year old boy was hit. He was taken to a hospital, but later died. The men got away through an alley. Please don't have any suspects, but her pleading with the public for any information that might lead to an arrest. Newsom says They are expected to release more details in photos as the investigation continues. Melissa held w. T O P News. The victim has been identified as Davon MacNeil of Southeast D. C. His mother, according to the Post. Krystal McNeal works is a violence interpreter working with the district's most hardened criminals. Mediate disputes and convince them to put down their guns. Body cameras once again being debated in Maryland, Maryland matters
Trump doubles down on divisive messaging in speech to honor Independence Day
"And Navy bands played as fireworks exploded in the sky over the National Mall last night. It's part of the salute to America. Fourth of July celebration, President Donald Trump raised the military A and the country's founding fathers in a speech. We will not throw away our heroes. We will honor them, and we will prove worthy off their sacrifice. Friday, he said. He signed an executive order to create a National garden of American heroes and after park that would feature people he called the greatest Americans who have ever lived, including the Founding Fathers and Frederick Douglass.
Amid furor over monuments, Trump seeks `garden' of US heroes
"Amid the furor over monuments president trump is proposing to establish a national garden of American heroes a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live president trump's proposed garden would pay tribute to more than thirty Americans from founding fathers in presidents including George Washington Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln to civil rights and social activists like Martin Luther king junior Susan B. Anthony Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman as well as explorers an aviation pioneers such as the Wright brothers in Amelia Earhart trump's initial list includes generals Billy Graham and the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia absent are any native American or Hispanic people the White House declined to comment on how the list was assembled Ben Thomas Washington
House Vote On Washington, DC Statehood Was Years In The Making
"Being two hundred and thirty two votes in the affirmative one hundred and eighty vote in the negative. Last Friday the House of Representatives passed legislation that would increase the number of stars on the American flag from fifty to fifty one for the first time members approved a bill that would make the capital of the United States Washington DC its own state right now. It's a federal district basically. Within a country that typically houses the national government and is directly controlled by it. The bill says that while federal buildings like the White House would still be federal property. Everything else would be part of this new state, and instead of the District of Columbia. It would be called the Washington Douglas Commonwealth named after abolitionist. Frederick Douglass in theory. It doesn't take that much to create a new state, basically the house Senate and the president. All have to be on board, but DC's history is a federal district is complicated. To explain. We have to go back to the seventeen hundreds. During the American Revolution, the Continental. Congress didn't have a permanent home. The continental capital bounced around from New York to Philly, and then as the result of a compromise between southern and northern states they met in the middle literally in seventeen. Ninety President George. Washington picked spot for the nation's capital along the Potomac River, and it was named the district of. Columbia And the founding fathers wanted the receipts they wrote into the Constitution that DC should be federal city article, one section eight clause seventeen to be exact. They said otherwise Congress in the White House could be too influenced by the state government in which it lived. Tradeoff, though was that DC? Residents lost their representatives in Congress and in the Electoral College. This wasn't something people just let slide. In fact, someone in Congress has fought for DC to become a state every year since nineteen sixty five. Remember no taxation without representation from history class. That's when Americans under British rule demanded representatives across the pond in exchange for their tax dollars in the seventeen hundreds. And you can still find that slogan on DC license plates in twenty twenty, because district residents pay federal taxes, but they don't get to elect representatives with power to represent their interests in the federal government. Instead they have a local government, but even that is still subject to federal control through something called. Rule by invoking home rule Congress can actually block any law. Local officials or residents support. Some things have changed since seventeen ninety, though in its to thirty years of taxation without representation, the D. C. Population has grown to over seven hundred thousand people that's larger than the populations of some states, including Vermont and Wyoming and thanks to the twenty-third amendment district residents now at least gets vote for president and have their vote counted. DC has three votes in the electoral college, but advocates argue three electoral votes is not enough, and they've faced opposition in large part from Republicans in Congress. That's because Washington. DC residents have voted overwhelmingly for Democratic presidential candidates, so the concern is if you make it, state dens will get more of an upper hand in Congress moving forward. Mike we said this is a fight that's come up pretty much every year for decades, but this year the fight for DC to become a state has stayed in the spotlight. That's partly because of the recent protests over racial injustice. In DC. The trump administration has sent federal officers to clear protesters from the streets. Here was DC mayor Muriel bowser on PBS last month, where the capital city were federal district where seven hundred thousand tax paying Americans and I'm the Mayor Governor County executive all at once, but because we are not a state the federal government can encroach on our atonomy. Those recent clashes between protesters and federal officers have raised more questions about whether it's fair for the federal government to have so much. Say in how the city operates. Advocates also argue that the fight for DC to become a state is a civil rights issue. The majority of the district residents are people of color which means Washington. DC is one clear example of a place in which black Americans are being denied representation. So. DC statehood passing in the house last week was historic, but to be clear. It's not likely to pass the Republican controlled Senate. And president trump is also said he opposes the idea which means this bill will probably go nowhere, but if the balance of power changes in Washington and November it could be back on the table again and other US territories buying for statehood like Puerto Rico home to more than three million Americans could also have a shot at finally becoming part of the Union. Happy for the July.
House approves measure to make Washington, D.C. a state
"The house approved a measure to make Washington DC the fifty first state marking the first time a decent statehood proposal has passed either chamber of commerce the legislation passed to thirty two to one eighty with only one Democrat joining Republicans to vote against it the legislation titled HR fifty one would create the state of Washington Douglas Commonwealth named after Frederick Douglass president Donald Trump has criticized the idea of DC statehood and the White House has threatened to veto any
How Did Juneteenth Get Started?
"Every year on June nineteenth, millions of people across America. Come together to celebrate June eighteenth with parties parades, prayer, breakfast and golf tournaments, cookouts and music. The holiday is now officially recognized in forty seven states plus Washington DC though it hasn't been made a national holiday yet, despite having been around for more than one hundred and fifty years. We spoke with Paula Austin a professor of African American Studies and History at Boston University. She said You'd be surprised. There are many students who get to my class, and they sort of never learned about the history of enslavement. They've never learned about the civil rights movement. I think I've had students who because of where they're from, or their families know about June eighteenth, and of actually participated in the celebrations, but most students come, and they don't know. But let's go back to the beginning on June nineteenth eighteen, sixty, five more than two months after confederate general Robert e Lee surrendered to ulysses s grant at APP Maddix which all, but ended the civil war, a US army officer by the name of Major General Gordon Granger. In Huston Texas with two momentous announcements, the end of the civil war, and with it the end to slavery. Nobody is quite sure why it took so long for news of summation to reach Texas several stories have been told throughout the years though none has ever been confirmed including one of an earlier messenger who was killed on his way to Texas to tell the news of freedom. Others believe that some enslavers truth, but simply continued going about business as usual. The most likely is simply that there were not enough troops to enforce the emancipation proclamation whether enslaved people knew about it or not, so things remained status quo. That is until Major General. Grainger showed up. After granger's announcement, some of the two hundred fifty thousand freed people in Texas, immediately left for the promise of true freedom in the north, while others traveled to rejoin family members one formerly enslaved person, Molly Herrell said in the slave narratives of Texas. We all walked down the road singing shouting to beat the band. Others stayed defined pain work in the fields elsewhere. That day marks what is now often called lack independence day, or the fourth of July. It's the American celebration of freedom from slavery. June teen was first observed in Texas in eighteen, sixty six. It wasn't officially recognized as a holiday in any state until Texas did so in Nineteen, seventy nine. Since then only North Dakota South Dakota and Hawaii have declared a holiday. In recent years both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate have formally recognized June nineteenth as June, tenth Independence Day. Various movements to grant the day status is a national holiday are ongoing. US Senator Cory Booker said in two thousand eighteen. On this day we must confront ugly parts of our history and honor the slaves who suffered and died under a repressive regime. We must also pay tribute to all those who had the strength and conviction to fight to end slavery and keep our Union together. June teeth independence. Day is also an important moment to recognize how far we've come and take note of how far we have yet to go. Certainly during the original June eighteenth, there was still a lot of work to be done. It came just months after the civil war ended and two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, which abolished slavery, had been passed by Congress was well on its way to being ratified by the states, but the fourteenth and fifteenth guaranteeing equal protection and the right to vote to all citizens, regardless of skin color were still a couple years off. And not all enslaved people in Texas were immediately freed some held by defiant plantation owners were not emancipated until much later, some formerly enslaved people who tried to leave historical reports show were tracked down and killed. Many more stepped into a future of poverty, fear and uncertainty. Austin suggests that many Americans ignorance about June eighteenth stems from a disinclination to completely face the country's past slavery, and it's far reaching and continuing aftermath. Still? June eighteenth has persevered. Its observance has waned through the years under the oppression of Jim Crow laws and attitudes, but the festivities that began in Texas eventually spread to more states and the idea of commemorating block independence picked up through the civil rights era of the nineteen sixties, and the parties continued today. Austin, said the kinds of celebrations that I've seen and been a part of have been incredibly wonderful there about black culture there about black history there about the resistance and the resilience of the black community. Several years before grainger made his do nineteenth declaration in Galveston famed American Orator Frederick Douglass himself formerly enslaved, spoke to an abolitionist group in New York about the fourth of July. As being dave independence, and how it didn't fit for all Americans, he said what the American slave is your fourth of July I answer a day that reveals to him more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. Opel Lee a former schoolteacher counselor in Fort Worth. Texas has been instrumental in trying to get June. Tenth recognized as a national, holiday. This year she'll walk from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the will. Rogers Coliseum, leading a caravan, urging people to sign a petition for the cause leave who is ninety three years old has been part of the Fort Worth June eighteenth festivities for more than forty years. Last year, it's as important as the fourth of July. In fact I dream some day. They celebrate from the nineteenth to the fourth like they do Mardi Gras. I haven't dreamed as large as the Rose Bowl or the macy's parade, but I'm getting there. To those who observed June eighteenth despite its shaky beginnings, and it's still unfulfilled pledge the day still holds the promise of freedom, independence, equality, ideas, and ideals always celebrating.
Road to 2020: Pete Buttigieg
"Today our guest is someone that most of you all are familiar with. I'm assuming that is why you're here. he is a political for it is none other than mayor piece of the Democrat candidate in this twenty twenty presidential election. Let's give around the block. My thank you so much. I'm going to put this Mike Gallagher. US podcast Mike's okay Go all right. Oh okay so mayor. Thank you so much for being here today. One of the things I love to do with my podcast. This is just a good ice breaker. We are you scared you already got that law handling it is something called rapid round and so I know that you are a former McKinsey consultant. Which means you are very deliberate? You don't have much deliberative time. It is the rapid round though. So let's start here. The first one is Pete's pet pe- what is it who uh-huh grammar bed grammar emails. Instantly I relate I relate okay next one last song you listened to WHO Cigarettes like Iceland kind of techno band. Daddy's like sleep tracks anybody sir so basically the Abbot from Iceland. Yeah listen to that on. The plane was just kind of Zone. See that link. I might need that. I'm tired of this. That's how `Bout your favorite black American history you know history Your teeth and my question did you. Doug Frederick Douglass you haven't player named after NFL or Nah NFL okay. But I'm from south. Bend Ball we don't care about Provo you cannot you just have bonus areas back to your most coveted endorsement in this race is is these like gotTa stop and think of these kinds of can try that is is consult -dorsements. Okay okay okay. And then last time he cried I love to all the time this was on. Okay okay. Who Shot Ghost got nothing? My in turn gave me that when I got to be I about this favorite rapper I've been I don't know the favorite favorite I think chances they're kind of controversial I. Maybe I'm biased. Because I heard all that but for those Roseana down like chance we worried about you last time you best. Oh probably an hour ago. We're on broadcast here. I've got to behave. Compressing residents presidents apparently really like even cuss on twitter. Yeah well I wouldn't say. This is standard were aspiring to. I agree I agree I hear you went about. Do you know the black the reunion theme song. I don't recognize let's see. Let me see if I have any help in this. This room redesign do. I cannot get helping here when it was named before. I let go okay. This one part the more after this on the way that box corner okay but it is. y'All got it before I let go. What about hip hop rb RB? Okay age of your first heartbreak. These are not rapid. Fire there so in. This is my last one. This is the one I'm most fascinated with. You speak eight languages. Eight language are counting English. But that's the yoga seven. I don't have them eight languages. Can you say what's billing in each of these. I'm GonNa not yet. I'm going to name him in order bar. Okay Freeze Ski Mountain Shallow Norwegian Arabic J. Barry sorry Spanish Italian gamonal irritable on for good measures. Just do it. Your best was any. Bush was good all right so mayor. You Jess Eh past rapid round. I think that you paste the place. You just celebrating a birthday yes you actually give it up. He just celebrated liberated Brown. Can we get her birthday. was a birthday wish. Ways your birthday wish for this year. My birthday wish is that I will become the President United States. Give me one more. I want to have the right kind of a bill for the summer. I WanNa get me to less. Hold each other to okay. I've been running but I've been lifting. I gotta I gotTa Change Okay and I read somewhere that in addition to you being named after some pretty important folks in the Bible both Peter and Paul Aw booth edge means Lord of the poultry. That is so fascinating to me. My last name is Ri- The only two things in the food space or outlaw. Space that I got is brand and Whiskey I would much rather the poultry the chicken. I don't know if you had either forgiven checking or give up whiskey I would. I could live without chicken I really. I don't eat right. Whiskey that's
College Football Playoffs Scores: Oklahoma takes Baylor, LSU beats Georgia
"They get eight state championships for coveting Catholic football after they defeated Frederick Douglass fourteen seven last night in the Kentucky five a championship game in Lexington at Kroger field college football number twenty UC giving up only touch down to number seventeen Memphis in their last offensive drive falling short lose the American athletic cut the American athletic conference championship game twenty nine twenty four other championship game Saturday mid American conference belongs to Miami of Ohio was the red hawks beat central Michigan twenty six twenty one in the big twelve it was number six Oklahoma over number seven Baylor thirty twenty three in overtime as CC number two Ellis you be number four Georgia thirty seven ten American athletic excuse me the Atlantic coast conference championship it was number three claims in taking care of business over number twenty three Virginia sixty two seventeen and number one Ohio state to trail by fourteen at half time to number eight Wisconsin score twenty seven unanswered and shut out the badgers in that second half to win thirty four to twenty one we will know the four playoff teams in the final college football playoff rankings are released later today at noon afterwards bowl matchups will be an ounce as the day
Cop shot in chest during wild struggle with naked man in Harlem
"A police officer was shot in the chest overnight in a confrontation with a man behaving a radically in Harlem a few hours later the officer was discharged from the hospital a dramatic moment at Saint Luke's Mount Sinai hospital is the police commissioner held up the bullet proof vest that saved this officer's life a bullet hole right in the middle of that vast top from the thirty second precinct responding here the seven story apartment at a hundred forty eighth in Frederick Douglass just before two AM after nine one one calls about a naked man running around screaming and smashing doors inside the building police racing up to the second floor the police commissioner takes it from there one officer suddenly encountered the suspect standing naked pointing a nine millimeter semi automatic handgun at the officer a violent struggle immediately Ganon shots were fired officers backing up saw the struggle and also fired their weapons killing the twenty nine year old man a gun recovered next was body the rest of the officer who was shot seven years on the force his wife was also a cop fourth police involved shooting in our city and just eight days one shot ten ten wins here in Harlem
The Marshall Plan
"Couple of weeks ago we visited the george george c marshall foundation in lexington virginia and we are here. It's next to the campus of the virginia military institute. George marshall is this v._m. Is most prestigious alone ready darren. I'm ready. The foundation was really excited to have us and to be honest. We were pretty excited to reserved parking for mr result ski and mr woods anything's ever been resorted with my name on it. The building looks like an armory cement. Now a lot of frills like a police where you would wait out a nuclear winter or hide plutonium good morning good morning good morning. We all knew we were there to meet a guy named age poll baron. I grew up in houston texas and then after college marine corps and served for twenty four years. I was air controller and a helicopter pilot as anybody buddy told you you have a resemblance john mccain. I've heard that paul does kinda actually look like john mccain. He's wearing a navy-blue jacket with a pin. Tell me about that bad on your jacket foundation pin. It has five stars on it. Five star general marshall was a five star general polls. An expert on the military strategist and statesman hates men. George marshall came over sway to ask him but something that's come up again and again in the presidential primary debates. Everyone's talking about the marshall plan julia alien castro. One of the things i proposed in my plan is essentially a twenty-first-century marshall plan for central america kissed gillibrand. What congress needs to do is pass. A marshall marshall plan to rebuild puerto rico make sure candidates are calling for marshall plan to fight climate change a marshall plan to improve national infrastructure structure forward a douglas plant and the reason we call it. A plan named after a person is not just in honor of frederick douglass to remind us of the marshall plan. That's buddha judge. He's calling for a marshall plan for racial equality and here's hillary clinton a few years back calling for one in appalachia. We have to have like the equivalent of a marshall plan. Bush called for juan obama. You get it and this isn't new. Actually there've been calls for more marshall plans since the original marshall plan which by the way began in nineteen forty eight that year someone called for a marshall plan for stray dogs and cats but no one is being really specific about what a marshall should plan actually means. It's just like this magic. Catch all never mind. The details will fix it term so those made us wonder what actually was the marshall through plan. Why is everyone always talking about it but kind of never really doing it. Hello welcome to planet money. I'm greg results ski and i'm darren woodson today on the show with going back to the caddock days just after world war two and two guy who came up with this plan to help your rebuild after the war george c the marshall. It's a story about what might be the most successful intervention history when we sent bullets of cash actual boatloads to help not just one other country but sixteen other countries. Thank you uncle sam that so generous yep. That's not the full story. The whole whole world hangs in the balance
"frederick douglass" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"About Frederick Douglass maybe don't realize what a superstar speaker on on every night on cable television telling the country what he thought about this policy that policy heat oven to media he was a star in the nineteenth century David blight author of this year's Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Frederick Douglass Michael join us on the next plane there show also discussing cannabis with your kids the Brian Lehrer show at ten AM on WNYC welcome back to all of I see I'm Jennifer Flanagan filling in for Alison Stewart it's been a decade since Linda Ronstadt last saying on stage the ten time Grammy winner and twenty six time nominee first emerged in the late sixties as a folk and pop artist with a uniquely powerful voice she going to record hits like you're no good when will I be loved and blue by you as well as recording don't know much with Aaron Neville and releasing two albums with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris later in life she lent her voice to the jazz standards operettas and Mexican folk music that you've grown up listening to in Arizona but beginning in the nineteen nineties Ronstadt began to feel her voice deteriorating later she would receive a Parkinson's diagnosis and she stopped performing in two thousand and nine she's been awarded the Latin Grammy lifetime achievement award been inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame and received the national medal of arts and humanities from president Obama in twenty fourteen and now her life and career are documented in the film Linda Ronstadt the sound of my voice which features interviews with the likes of Dolly Parton Emmylou Harris Jackson Browne Bonnie Raitt and even Ronstadt herself here's a clip.
"frederick douglass" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Anthony and other leaders of the women's suffrage movement which left some pretty ugly scars in the kinds of things they ended up saying to to one another although Douglas to be perfectly frank took a lot of that as a gentleman or as his foes stanton and Anthony showed deep kind of racism that had always been there but I do WanNa GonNa say Douglas is this set of contradictions like most great leaders are most great people he was this radical Patriot as you said earlier but you know he also levied some of the most withering attacks we've ever had on racism American hypocrisy and on the craven defenses of slavery he <hes> on the one hand you know always stood up for anyone undergoing oppression Russian and indignity and so on and yet he became when the war came he became a thumping war propaganda is advocating the death in the killing of every slave holder and every confederate soldier who defended the demon south when you read some his war propaganda during the warriors it will cause you to wince kinds of things that he says he was on the one hand always a proponent of the natural rights tradition edition and equality before law he was an advocate of activist government on the other hand he also preached inside and out Black Self reliance is did most black leaders of the nineteenth century so you you can find all of these kinds of contradictions in our paradoxes and then the product is of course also there and his private right David Blake. We've just got a couple of minutes left and in this brings us to the point in the conversation where we are. Oh you and I are speaking about Frederick Douglass life here we are in two thousand eighteen in an America that of course has not left the legacy of racism behind in any way shape or form in fact you know <hes> for many many reasons we can say it's as pressing as ever so I'm just wondering from from our from this perch here in this year in this time in the nation as it is now just got a couple of minutes left. I mean what are the lessons that you think we ought to be taking speaking from Frederick Douglass Life while as we said earlier if you read enough Douglas you'll sometimes think that that sentence or that paragraph was in today's headlines whether it's him examining the idea of race or the problem problem of the legacies of slavery or the problem of racial violence or the relationship of equality the relationship of people to the fourteenth amendments <hes> command of equality before law or birthright citizenship citizenship <hes> or even when we're talking about this phenomenon now of mass incarceration you know what are we capable of doing. <hes> you know a one human being to another or the whole idea how you fight power power from outside of that power Douglas is there as a template in fact. I think one of the most lasting parts of his legacy is that he is that prototypical example at least in America of the old radical outsider you know the old activist abolitionist who with time experiences victory a real triumph of his cause in the middle of his life in his in his forties and yet then lives thirty more years here's to reap what in effect became by the eighteen eighteen nineties of the betrayal and nearer ratio of those same victory so what what does the radical outsider do when he becomes with time. I'm a political insider have many examples of those people around the world from Nelson Mandela to <hes> many great leaders of the Civil Rights movement and even to that <hes> that political organizer who became came President United States well I. It seems as if everyone wants to claim Douglas says their own yeah Oh yeah he's become a little bit like Lincoln in that sense. Everyone wants to get Douglas on their side. So the conservative movement today especially Libertarians go in and they pluck out those passages from his writings about self reliance but the left plucks out his radicalism and he's all of those things you can't fit Frederick Douglass in a box and it's what makes him so interesting well. David Blades is professor scholar and public historian and author of the new biography Frederick Douglass Prophet of freedom. We have an excerpt of the book at on point..
"frederick douglass" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"The politics of abolition in he embraced political parties to an extent embraced what they call all the anti-slavery interpretation of the constitution he even embraced the possible use of violence against slavery if necessary he got involved himself fugitive slave rescues and and with his newspaper and this is what's important he made tremendous use of the rotary press he wrote editorial after editorial <hes> about every kind of crisis and issue about the expansion of slavery covering the politics of slavery. Whether it was the fugitive slave the dread Scott case the session itself all throughout the eighteen fifty douglas became quite the political activist and even a political pragmatist because he had to well. We're speaking with Professor David Blight. His new biography is Frederick Douglass Prophet of freedom. We'll be right back. I magnin Chakrabarti. This is on point <music>. I hope and expect this the only time that I speak to you in this manner I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance Kurds before Congress special counsel Robert Muller isn't getting his wish he set to testify about his investigation into Russian interference and possible obstruction of justice by President trump afterwards the N._p._R.. Politics podcast is going to be there to breakdown everything. You need to know about what he says. This is on point a magnet trucker Bharti were speaking this hour with David Blight. He's author of the new biography Frederick Douglass Prophet of freedom and Professor Blade. I have to say we've got a lot of <hes> response coming into this conversation online someone over twitter someone calling themselves on entity was reacting to earlier in this conversation. I was struggling with saying that that White Americans owned black Americans in slavery and Auntie entity says say owned the persistent whitewashing of American slavery and indeed all of American history is exactly why this country is riddled with festering social cancers of all kinds and on T._N._T.. And Steve You're still listening. I have to say I definitely take your point. My struggle with it was not an effort to whitewash history but rather just feeling the pain of the truth of American history still to this day so I just wanted to let her know that I and I keep going back to Frederick Douglass own writings <hes> themselves and David. I'm just going to quote him again here. Because <hes> you know in the pain and the truth of slavery there was another section one of his own autobiographies where Douglas was writing about hearing men and women sing sing songs as they were enslaved and he says that the hearing of those wild notes always depressed his spirit filled with ineffable ineffable sadness that he has frequently found himself in tears while hearing them to those songs I trace my first glimmering conception of the dehumanizing character of slavery and I can never get rid of that conception so beautiful words but what is describing. There's his memory as a child at the White House plantation. He said this always happened on allowance day which was one day every month. When all the slaves from around the vast why plantation would.
Obamas Announce Netflix Slate; Oprah Teases Interview Show
"This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes simple online makes it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW deli. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on a Monday morning. It's nice to have something to look forward to even if it's just TV and in that regard last week gave us a lot to look forward to the Obamas announced their initial Netflix lineup while Oprah talked up the productions coming from her team for apple the Obamas company higher ground productions will produce fiction and nonfiction ranging from a bio pic about abolitionist Frederick Douglass to a period drama set in postwar, New York issues of race class democracy and civil rights will be prominent, but there's even a show for preschoolers in the works about healthy. Eating wonder who came up with that one their initial lineup of four TV series too documentaries in one feature film will be released over the next several years according to net flicks Formosa who announced a partnership with apple last summer, expect a docu series on. Mental health, and what she calls the world's largest book club in a tease to her millions of fans last week, she hinted to the Hollywood reporter that she may even launch another interview program now as we already know the streaming field is getting rather crowded and more. So by the day while the net flicks, apple rivalry, appears fears. Both will also have to contend with Disney's new streaming service Disney plus apple TV, plus is expected to go live in the fall Disney. Plus will enter the fray, November twelve the perennial question is how many streaming services will one customer pay for to make sure the answer is many. These companies are racing to outdo each. Other with compelling, original content rivalry can be a very great thing for viewers. But in a surprise PR twist, apple and net. Looks are now saying, hey, we're all friends here. Just like chums Oprah and the Obamas. Right. Netflix. Hold only about ten percent of the US streaming market right now in chairman Reed Hastings said last week, he welcomes his new competitors. Apple CEO, Tim cook. Also acting like a polite dinner guest last week. He told shareholders there's plenty of room for everyone. And that he sees apple TV, plus as a service that will coexist alongside the others a perfect Orme meal for TV viewers. From wondering this is business wars daily. If you like our show, we sure would appreciate a review and a rating on your favorite podcast, Dave Brownback tomorrow. This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes with sin pro online from Pitney Bowes, you can send everything from packages two overnights letters without leaving your office, right? From your desk for his lowest four dollars ninety nine cents per month, French shipping, labels and stamps from your own printer easily compare rates using send pros online software, get special USPS savings for letters and priority, mail shipping. Plus, you can track all of your shipments and get Email notifications when they've arrived. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BWI. Dealy?
"frederick douglass" Discussed on Historical Figures
"To the north from the south their partnership would be short lived as ABRAHAM LINCOLN was assassinated that next year, some historians. Believe Lincoln's widow Mary Todd Lincoln gave Frederick Lincoln's walking stick in honor of their friendship after the civil war with slavery, finally abolished. Frederick Douglass turned his attention to a new issue in the fight for equality voting rights in eighteen sixty six Frederick Douglass along with feminists Elizabeth, Katie Stanton. And Susan b Anthony founded the equal rights association and organization. In that fought for the universal suffrage of black people and women that same year Douglas was elected to represent Rochester, New York at the national loyalist convention where he and other radical Republicans discussed what would later become the fifteenth amendment this amendment prohibited state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race color or previous condition of servitude. However, the debate over the fifteenth amendment led to arguments within the equal rights association about whether rights for women or black people should be prioritized. Frederick claim that Elizabeth Stanton was ignoring the importance of black male voters who were still afforded less legal privileges than white women Stanton argued that women's suffrage deserve to be spoken about and both causes should remain United regrettably in eighteen sixty nine the two sides split in the equal rights association. Dissolved also in eighteen sixty nine newly elected president Ulysses s grant appointed Frederick Douglass to head a commission on the annexation of the Dominican Republic to the US president grant wanted to annex the Dominican Republic for two reasons to ensure a European power didn't take it I and to create a safe haven for black people suffering in the United States. Grant appointed Douglas to become an ambassador in the Dominican Republic where he would investigate and create a report in favor of annexation this appoint. Made Frederick Douglass the first black man to hold an and Basseterre position in the United States. As is often the case when society progresses some fought back against the movement for equality in the wake of the civil war's end and the emancipation of American slaves racist organizations, like the Ku Klux Klan began to form by the following year. The K K K had a chapter in every southern state even with legislation like the enforcement act of eighteen seventy one which gave the president more power to intervene against white supremacy organizations racial violence was a constant danger in eighteen seventy two the Douglas family home was burned down in a suspicious fire. It's unclear who may have started the fire, but it was widely considered to be arson as Frederick had many enemies in anti civil rights circles, tragically fire consumed all their old copies of the northstar which by then were out of print the fire didn't discuss. George Frederick after losing their home, the family moved to Washington DC where Frederick continued his civil rights work in eighteen seventy four Douglas was brought on as president of the Friedman savings and trust company. The Bank was created by the United States Congress in eighteen sixty five to offer aid to newly freed slaves. But by the time Frederick was appointed nine years later..
"frederick douglass" Discussed on Historical Figures
"He started publishing his own weekly abolitionist newsletter the north star. Its motto was quote, right? Is of no sex truth is of no color. God is the father of us all and we are all brethren and quote, the northstar became one of the most influential anti-slavery, newsletters of the era in addition to writing about abolitionists. Frederick also used the newsletter to fight for women's rights. Frederick was a member of the western New York anti-slavery society where he met women's rights activist Elizabeth McClintock, she invited into the first woman's rights convention in July of eighteen forty eight at Seneca, falls New York shortly after the convention Frederick published a statement in the north star that said, quote in respect to political rights, we hold woman to be justly entitled to all we claim for man, we go farther and express our conviction that all political rights, which it is expedient for man to exercise is equally. So for women and quote. Frederick social activism didn't stop with speeches in newspaper articles in the late eighteen forty's he and Anna opened up their home as one of the northernmost stops on the underground railroad. The secret path that escaped slaves used to get past the Mason Dixon, line and into Canada. The Douglas is also took in civil rights freedom fighters and other colleagues of Frederick's while Frederick was off giving talks Anna continue to support the family with work as a servant and shoe binder in her book, my mother as I remember Rosetta Douglass wrote that Anna ceaselessly provided for the family. So that Frederick could go out and fulfill his dreams while Anna was well, regarded among the community for her devoted motherhood and her underground railroad work reputation took a hit after two of Frederick's white European female colleagues moved in with them one of the women. Juliet griffiths. British abolitionist who'd helped Frederick start. The northstar lived with the family for three years, according to Rosetta Douglass. She would read aloud to Frederick when he was tired or depressed and often accompanied him when he travelled out of town. The second woman till you asking was a German abolitionist and feminist who stayed with the family over the summers for twenty two years unsurprisingly. Rumors began to surface that Frederick was having affairs with both. Julia. And till the Anna bore the weight of these rumors silently for her speaking up whether to affirm or deny the claims meant exposing to the world, the privacy of her home life. She wouldn't encourage the rumors by stirring, the pot in eighteen fifty seven when Frederick was thirty nine. Amanda, all the daughter of Frederick's old slave master Thomas Auld approached him after a lecture. Amanda had become an abolitionist, Frederick and. Amanda, became friends and maintained a written correspondence for several years. But although Frederick Amanda, moved past the scars of slavery with a peaceful reunion the rest of the country wasn't quite so ready for reconciliation. On April twelve eighteen sixty one after a confederate tack on fort Sumter in South Carolina. The civil war began Frederick was one of the first to advocate for free black men to participate in the war claiming they should be a part of the fight for their freedom. He later served as a recruiter for the fifty fourth, Massachusetts, volunteer infantry, regiment. His son Frederick Douglass junior was also recruiter and his other son. Louis Douglas went on to become a decorated member of the army in the early years of the war. Frederick was an adamant supporter of ABRAHAM LINCOLN. But in eighteen sixty three after Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation Frederick met with Lincoln to express his grievances. Frederick was upset. Lincoln didn't use the proclamation to allow x-l-e-a-r the right to vote or use it to condemn the unequal pay and mistreatment of black soldiers Lincoln's oversight. In. This matter is likely the reason that Douglas supported John C, Freemont of the radical democracy party in the eighteen sixty four election Lincoln was reelected, and he apparently took Fredericks advice to heart in August of eighteen sixty four Lincoln asked Douglas to assist in preparations for aiding the newly freed slaves coming.
"frederick douglass" Discussed on Historical Figures
"And by the eighteen thirties. It was beginning to gain momentum in the more slavery reliant, south abolitionists and made a strong impression in Maryland in eighteen twenty seven with the establishment of the Maryland colonization society, which was an extension of the American colonization society. The ACS is form of abolition was to free all black slaves and send them to Africa where they would quote have a better chance at a quality. So they meant well, but their ideas for fixing slavery weren't. Always the smartest. The ACS faced backlash both from southern slave owners and from other abolitionists and freed black slaves who didn't see the sense in their radical plans, but controversy aside the formation of the MCS brought the abolitionist movement to Baltimore and to the attention of young Frederick Douglass v read newspapers that covered the abolitionist movement for the first time in his life. He realized that people in the north might help him if he were to escape from his masters, but he knew that in order to make a successful escape. He would need to continue learning his letters, and he would need to grow bigger stronger. In eighteen thirty two Frederick was sent to live with Hugh's, brother. Thomas in Saint Michaels. Maryland Thomas was brutal to his legs under the guise of being a devoutly religious man Thomas starved, his slaves and deprive them of basic necessities. He claimed he was teaching them the benefits of depravity though, Hugh, and so feel all had abused Frederick in an attempt to stop him from reading. They had always provided him with food shelter and close Thomas had little interest in caring for slaves in this manner from Frederick's perspective Thomas truly did not care if his slaves lived or died, though, he was only fourteen years old Frederick knew that if he hoped to survive Thomas's apathetic cruelty he would have to fight back. We'll explore Frederick Douglass bravery and rebellion after this quick break. Kingpins is a new podcast from par cast about how money and power changed people and how those people change their communities through organized crime every Friday kingpins tracks the rise. And fall of the notorious telling bizarre.
"frederick douglass" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Baltimore. Baltimore was Frederick's first experience with an actual city. He was shocked by what he saw though richer families in Baltimore own slaves. The city slaves seem to have a tremendous amount of freedom. This city had a different social order than the more isolated plantations. It was considered improper to be a cruel slave, owner urban slave owners didn't want people to think they were too poor to care for their slaves. And so city slaves were often, well fed and had nice clothes. Frederick arrived. At the home of Hugh Alden. His wife so FIA surprised to be welcomed with open arms in his autobiography Douglass wrote debt aside from the moral crime of owning a slave. So FIU was a kind woman shortly after his arrival in Baltimore so FIA began teaching Frederick to read. The lessons didn't last long when Hugh all realized what his wife was doing. He put a stop to it in. Hugh, all Joan words, it was quote on lawful and unsafe to teach a slave to read, and quote, he wasn't completely correct about that many states at that time had laws in place that forbade owners from teaching their slaves to read a write Maryland did not have any such laws. However, there was still a negative stigma around contributing to slave literacy, Hugh, expressed a commonly held belief that education was key in helping slaves become free citizens, which is why he didn't want Frederick learning to read a slave who could think for himself would be unruly and difficult to manage for his master to hear him say it if a slave learn to read, quote, it would forever unfit him to be a slave. He would become at once unmanageable and of no value to his master and quote Frederick over. Overheard Hugh say that and from that moment on he wanted nothing more than to learn how to read and write Frederick Douglass serve the alds for seven years during that time he secretly continued to teach himself to read and write he was beaten by both Hugh and Sophia whenever he was caught. This happened often. So FIA had adopted Hughes views on the dangers of an educated slave. She would become suspicious if Frederick was out of her sight for too long, he might be in another room with a book. The house wasn't always a safe place to continue his lessons. So Frederick learned other ways to continue his education, for example, he'd steal food from the house before I went on errands, then he'd trade the food with poor white children in new and exchange for words. In his dealing with these white children Frederick was often overcome with frustrations poor not these children would grow up and be free. He would only grow up to continue being a slave. Douglas wrote, quote, I would sometimes say to them I wished I could be as free as they would be when they got to be men you will be free as soon as you are twenty one. But I am a slave for life. Have not I as good a right to be free as you have and quote when he was twelve Frederick obtained a copy of the Columbian orator, the Colombian order was a collection of speeches that was commonly used to teach school children to read and write. It contained an essay dialogue between a master and the slave which explores a fictional conversation. Where slave pleads his case for freedom with his master in the dialogue, the master brings forward every. Common argument in favor of slavery. But the slave rebuts him and asserts that he deserves liberty as much as his master does. Eventually, the slave owner is so swayed by listening to the slaves perspective that he frees him just as his owners feared the more Frederick read the more he became discontent with his position in society. Frederick Stotts became dark. He considered killing himself. It was the only way he could see to escape his life of unjust servitude. It was around this time that Frederick became aware of the abolitionist movement. Abolitionists argued that slavery was morally evil and should be outlawed. The movement was rooted in the northern United States, which largely did not rely on slave labor..
"frederick douglass" Discussed on KMET 1490-AM
"Enslaved frederick douglass a former slave witnessed and described that exact phenomenon among his fellow slaves many of whom were proud of how hard they worked for their masters and faithfully they did what they were told from their perspective a runaway slave was a shameful fief having stolen himself from the master douglas described how thoroughly doctrine indoctrinated mini slaves were to the point that they truly believed that their own enslavement was just and righteous quote i have found that to make a contented slave it is necessary to make a thoughtless one it is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision and as far as possible to annihilate the power of reason he must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery he must be made to feel that slavery is right and he can be brought to that only when he ceases to be a man that was quote from frederick douglass now the democrats through programs of government dependency have been doing exactly that exact same thing in modern times the goal is collectivism and individualism and humanity must be denied the komo rouge understood that to control people their individuality and humanity must be erased so that they become nothing more than dependence and loyalist to the state quote i am not a human being i am an animal unquote can be read at the end of the confession of the former leader and minister who nim the implication was that a human life quite literally had no more value than that of a beast people were killed for losing cattle and torture at torture death for having struck a cow human life was worthless quote you have individual tendencies you must shed these allusions unquote was told by one commercial soldier when he attempted.
"frederick douglass" Discussed on In Our Time
"He was finally ultimately persuaded in terms of little four but but when douglas goes out of he starts to talk to people in his sons in others they are galvanized in terms of trying to fight because to not fight right means that you are accepting the situation exactly the way it is and that is is almost unbearable for lindt individuals who are living in this place where on freedom is there is there is is that reality workers have so important i just want to say that what doctors realizes is the black people fighting constitutes a prima facie case for citizenship and a quality and he is absolutely right and prove right with regard to lincoln and a sense of the warm group of african americans that lincoln acknowledges during his lifetime may be entitled to the vote or people who fought in the war can we take this story on then so the civil war finishers then what whereas douglas was idea murray's ideas so this does the politician stotts to come to release a life in this postcivil war period at this point i think is also important to reflect on the douglas myth and the douglas on question of the family are all working alongside him so douglas as you mentioned melvin is match annemari at this point has five children who are all engaged in working on the newspapers with him there will political thinkers that will radical philosopher sarasota eta his firstborn child is someone who is teaching at this point in the post civil war moment she someone who writes to her father in the 1860s in says i feel myself in bondage frederick douglass junior has a campaigner an activists for civil rights he was a recruiter for the 54th join the civil war he writes about freedom is our watchword lewishenry is eldest son who fight some watches gooch you'll die in front of him at fort wagner during the civil war rights to his father i will fight.
"frederick douglass" Discussed on In Our Time
"And back so in effect what happens is that even as the mail at abolitionist movement promotes our the rights of black people particularly black men ultimately it's not doing the same for women so what you get seneca fools in a few 48 is the first win right women's rights convention so to talk about full political and civil equality for women douglas is a speaker douglas is very committed to this movement but he's already experiencing tensions with some of the leaders of the women's rights movement because they want to get women's rights onto the agenda and the same place as the end of slavery and rights for black people and in a sense the sequencing of these struggles for rights for black rights for freedom and women's rights becomes a points of contention current can i turn to you you're hearing anyway he started a change narrative about slavery could we could yukos and you say what you're against anywhere but could you also bring in not speech in aging fifty do what to the slave is the fourth of july yes i'm just going to pick up quickly i think what what nicklaus talking about about cynical falls and winds rights because we've been talking right now about um douglas is recognition of the lash and and whipping and the brutality in the suffering the pain of black women um so it's not lost to him that there is this women's rights movement that is not recognizing that the these women as part of it so you were describing nick talking about the men in relationship to antislavery and yet there are significant amounts of women black women who are talking about human rights and also talking about on ending slavery people likes a journal truth or harriet tubman we have another person who of rightist leave their to name harry jacobs so there is not this notion that his only duggal is trying to occupy this position there are other sort of voices that are trying to talk about pain and the same tensions about whether or not their rights embodies invoices will actually get a stage an arm and a play in that space and that's i think something that shows up in what to the save this before.
"frederick douglass" Discussed on In Our Time
"The threat of being sent to the deep south american country how did the slavonia americans reconcile the right to liberty within slavery well that's an answer to the interesting question i mean in effect it's an impossible act of reconciliation and if you think about the intellectual maneuvers that white americans especially powerful white americans make before 1830 generally speaking the justification for slavery is it's a necessary evil so in effect is something that's been entailed on the united states and it's very hard to get rid of and many of the founders in particular contrast the british emancipation struggle were in effect britain is charged with emancipating slaves who will become free in the caribbean with their problem dilemma which is if they free slaves they'll have to live alongside them so in a sense the probe of anti slavery in the united states is also a problem o of integration and are great hopes for integration amongst anti slavery campaigners even people at thomas jefferson and james madison so the kind of leading founders rhetorically commit to this that our great hopes for integration which by 1815 1820 are beginning to fade away and in maryland where frederick douglass is growing up one of the most powerful solutions to slavery amongst those people to think it's wrong is when black people afraid they should be sent somewhere else so in effect what you get in maryland is the idea that even if you can persuade slaveholders that they should abolish slavery the longterm future of black people is to be sent outside the united states so in effect what you don't get even amongst the antislavery campaigners is a commitment to integration and equality it's a commitment to expulsion and we know that when the lewis racist fullpower power and when facetoface it lincoln he brought that up and stood is grown marie serb this boy hussein is to whipped from a color watched her whipped and he was oversee morally a were counted kick karn cancelled that how do you become politically away.
"frederick douglass" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Heroes as american heroes today is to is is that is to erase memory it is the frederick douglass said it a brilliantly actually frederick douglass speaking at a memorial day speech they used to call it take a rations speech said there was a rightside and the wrong side in the late war which no sentiment ought to cause us to forget and while today we should have malice toward none charity tour at all of course he's quoting lincoln there it is no part of our duty to confound right with wrong or loyalty with treason in other words lincoln certainly favorite a quick reentry into the union of the southern states and he did not favour prosecutions of of southerners for having taken up arms against the country a us grant was elected with a slogan let us have peace and it was to make peace with the south but that didn't mean glorifying what have been a tragically mistaken misguided wrong and yes immoral cause let's go to david in philadelphia david you're on the michael medved show thank you michael talk at the heritage foundation of of history and all the handling of both for a broken heart of the mining if they're coming down from plated of honor the middle of a town square and so forth it the real face of history.