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WeTV Executiive Ashley McFarlin Buie Talks with Shellie on Black History Univeri
Join The Gist of Freedom as Shellie Gaines welcomes WETV’s Vice President,,Ashley McFarlin Buie! Ashley M. Buie, founder of Bird's Eye Entertainment, Inc., continues to set the entertainment world on fire. Buie has catapulted her career from Production Assistant to Executive Producer to Network Executive. She has worked on a multitude of television shows with some of today’s top television networks including: BravoTV, Discovery, Oxygen, CNN, MTV, CMT, The Travel Channel, and VH1. Ashley shares an inspiring story of how she used her recovery from a debilitating brain disease to author a faith based books.
You can watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/MuYM2Wc6p-A
The 2020 Election with Michelle Daniels
The Gist of Freedom is honored to welcome Michelle Daniels! The 2020 Presidential Election is historic and Michelle explains the controversies surrounding the swing state's delayed results. YouTube Link https://youtu.be/zdjAsom71V0
Oblate Sisters~ Black Nuns at Saint Francis Academy
Oblate Sisters of Providence
Black Nuns at Saint Francis Academy in Baltimore.
Listening now to Filmmaker Gloria Victoria Rolando Casamayor discuss her upcoming documentary about the Oblate Sisters. Gloria’s mom an Afro-Cuban attended a school established by the Sisters in Cuba! www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com
Elizabeth Clarisse Lange, who became later known as Mother Mary Lange, was born circa 1784, For ten years, she ran a free school for Haitian refugee children in her own home together with her friend and fellow refugee Marie Magdaline Balas.
The Oblate Sisters continued Mother Mary's mission. They started Saint Francis Academy, a school for African American children. They provided a home for orphans, purchased the freedom for the enslaved and educated them.
Professor Sinha Examines America’s Loss ~Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Professor Manisha Sinha Examines America's Loss: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Landmark Civil Rights Events.
1793 Yellow Fever Pandemic and The Free African Society's Black Doctors & Nurses
Free Afrcan Society's Black Nurses and the 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic
In 1793, Philadelphia was as large and as cosmopolitan a city as could be found in the new United States. Until 1800, Philadelphia served as the U.S. capitol. The city was also home to a substantial number of people of color. The yellow fever outbreak that began that summer led to an outcry for help to the Black Benevolent Societies..
As the disease spread, so too did panic. Some 20,000 residents fled the city. Deaths became so frequent that the College of Physicians asked city officials to stop tolling bells for the dead because the constant ringing was so oppressive.
With the exodus of so many able-bodied people, care for the sick and dying was limited at best. In desperation, civic leaders — including Declaration of Independence signatory Benjamin Rush, M.D., then a professor at the Institutes of Medicine — approached the city’s black community for help. Like many people of the time, he believed that black people had some special immunity to the virus.
The leaders of Philadelphia’s Free African Society, a mutual aid organization founded in 1787 by ministers Absalom Jones and Richard Allen in partnership with black abolitionists like William Gray, willingly agreed to provide that help, often asking little or no pay. Jones and Allen, who had some medical training, also played an active role in treating the sick, sometimes working directly with Rush. By their own account, they cared for “upwards of 800 people.”
Image: Black Cross Nurses
Slavery Survivor Warriors, Freedom Fighters Who Sacrificed their Lives
Jamaal Brown Presents A Series on Statutes and Monuments: Manna From Heaven. Tonight The Gist of Freedom along with host, Jamaal Brown honors Slavery Survivor Warriors, Freedom Fighters Who Sacrificed their Lives at www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com.
List of Topics and Warriors
Grand army of republic
Dr. James Peck
united states Colored Troops
Mary Elizabeth Bowser
Harriet Tubman bridge
Harriet Tubman combahee
John Brown's 6 Black men
The Lincoln Brigade
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