My boy is working! 🙏🏾 I'm proud of his meaningful and important role as Joseph Hayden! @harvard @harvardmed
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Do you know the story of Lewis and Harriet Hayden? They were enslaved in Kentucky but escaped on the Underground Railroad to Canada and then Boston. Lewis became an abolitionist, a successful businessman, and state representative in Massachusetts legislature. When they died, they left their entire estate to @harvard to endow scholarships for African American med students @harvardmed
We are making a movie about their lives for the National Park Service. I get to play their son Joseph who was later killed fighting for the Union Army during the Civil War. #lewishayden#harriethayden#undergroundrailroad#haydenhouse#freedomtrail
The tea cart was from the Gledhill Estate and the dishes are original Cheney, but the most interesting feature of this photo is the floor. Under this cart was the trapdoor which allowed for early residents and business owners of the home to give runaways food. They would lower the food in basket to those hiding underneath the house, which indicates that this was probably a concealed area during the early years of the house. Interestingly enough, when the hideout was rediscovered in the 1950's, chicken bones were found on the floor. #undergroundrailroad#history#cheneymansion#jerseycounty#heritage#ourstory#roots
picked up some lovely flowers from Barber’s. Barber’s Florist has been in Kennett Square since 1868. One year before Heinz and three years after the civil war. By the way, did you know that Kennett Square was one of the important stops of the #UndergroundRailroad ?
This and so much more is a permanent exhibit on display for everyone to see at the corners of Michigan Ave and E. Ferry in Buffalo, NY, right across the street from Performing Arts. It's part of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Public Art Initiative. 4 artists, @edreys @joo_lea @chuck.tingley and John Baker, painted 28 portraits of civil rights leaders and activists. 🌟The images are moving and so beautifully done, some blew me away. 💥I just wanted to stop, stare at the faces, and read about the life of these people who moved mountains. 💫With so much activity and high energy going on during the opening reception yesterday, I will need to go back and read the write-ups of all these great people on a quieter day. ⚡️In these works, you can't help but celebrate the people in the portraits as well as the artists who painted them.👏Hats off to all who were involved in making this a reality!
Lu et beaucoup aimé • Un roman sur la quête perpétuelle de liberté des Noirs, esclaves des Blancs. Une vie faite de violences et d'humiliations. Certains comme Cora éprouvaient un sursaut de vie. Celui qui peut être le dernier et qui permet d'échapper à un destin tout tracé depuis l'enfance. C'est là que la traque commence. Se cacher, survivre, espérer. Leur seul compagnon de voyage est bien l'espoir. Celui qui permet de continuer et celui qui blesse aussi. • Un roman important, magistral et sans concessions pour l'une des périodes les plus sombres de l'histoire. #undergroundrailroad#colsonwhitehead#book#roman#livre#bookgram#instabook#booklover#bookaddict#bookstagram#blog
Harriet Tubman escaped slavery #September17
On September 17, 1849, Harriet Tubman ( 1822 – March 10, 1913), who was born under the name (#AramintaRoss ) escaped slavery from the Popar Neck Plantation in Maryland with her brothers Ben and Harry. Shortly afterward, her brothers changed their minds about the escape and returned to the plantation with Harriet. But #freedom was on her mind and in her heart, so she soon escaped again only to return later to help her family flee to freedom.
Harriet Tubman was one of America’s leading #abolitionist during the nineteenth century and is said to have began her work on the Underground Railroad on April 20, 1853.
Born as a slave in #Maryland , Ms. Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom via the network of safe houses known as the #UndergroundRailroad .
#HarrietTubman#Black Historyfacts #womanonamission#humanrightsreserved
Bon dimanche à tous!!!
Scones maison et Underground Railroad de Colson Whitehead chez @editionsalbinmichel .
Happy Sunday everyone!!!
Homemade scones and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
We took the twilight tour and wine/chocolate tasting at the #miltonhouse tonight. They lead us through as if we were visiting in 1850's and were asked if we would accept responsibility for delivering a "package" from Milton to Racine (WI). From there, they lead us to the root cellar where they had hidden a slave and she lead us through a very narrow, underground tunnel to a small cabin out behind the museum. Worth the $5 price admission for sure.
Voici tous mes achats du jour en détail, sois 6 livres. ( 1 par photo puis une photo de tous les livres) je ne met pas les résumés ici parce que ce serait trop long et je préfère le faire au moment où je donnerai mon avis, mais je vais mettre chaque titre, la maison d'édition et le prix. À savoir que mis à part le Stephen King ce sont tous des livres de la rentrée littéraire. -----1- " Ça " de Stephen King éditions le livre de poche au prix de 8,90€ ------- 2- "Underground Railroad" de Colson Whitehead aux éditions albin michel au prix de 22,90€"-----3- Bakhita" de Véronique Olmi aux éditions Albin Michel au prix de 22,90€-----4- Ces rêves qu'on piétine" de Sébastien Spitzer aux éditions les éditions de l'observatoire au prix de 20€ ----------5-" Summer" de Monica Sabolo aux éditions JC Lattès au prix de 19€ --------6- " La salle de bal " de Anna Hope aux éditions Gallimard au prix de 22€ ---- Bonne lecture à tous ! #livre#livres#livrestagram#ça#stephenking#annahope#lasalledebal#colsonwhitehead#undergroundrailroad#veroniqueolmi#bakhita#sebastienspitzer#cesrevesquonpietine#bookhaul
Gateway to Freedom, a depiction of family/individuals waiting to board a vessel to Canada in order to emancipate themselves from the horror, and dehumanizing atrocities of slavery. The gentleman pointing from Detroit to Windsor is George DeBaptiste, a Detroit resident helping those seeking hope for a better life, safely across the river for freedom. A companion monument in Windsor features a gentleman raising his arms to celebrate his emancipation, while a Quaker woman offers assistance to a woman and her child who also traveled this dangerous journey. The plaque associated with this monument mentions several Detroit institutions that were active in the Underground Railroad and continue to serve the city's population today.
Sculptor: Ed Dwight, who is also a former Air Force Test Pilot, and America’s First African American Astronaut Candidate. Among his many accomplishments, Dwight has become one of the most prolific and insightful sculptors in America.
#wip 1st pass..🎨"Harriet The Emancipator " 🔗🔫👑- I had a RIGHT to LIBERTY ,OR DEATH, if I could not have one, I would have the other ....for NO man shall TAKE ME ALIVE - Harriet Tubman #undergroundrailroad
#timbuctooday#undergroundrailroad Timbuctoo NJ! Saturday September 23, 2017 ( Timbuctoo NJ to Timbuktu Mali 🇲🇱 West Africa ) Connecting The Underground Railroad Timbuctoo in New Jersey to The Timbuktu in Mali Africa!
----- Mark Your Calendar!!! Timbuctoo Day 2017
is Next Week Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12 PM - 3 PM
Connecting The Underground Railroad Timbuctoo in New Jersey to The Timbuktu in Mali Africa!
Location: End of Church St, Timbuctoo, Westampton Twp
For More Info : www.timbuctoonj.com
Most people have heard of Timbuktu, the fabled African city on the edge of the Sahara Desert. But not many know about Timbuctoo in New Jersey, a 19th century settlement founded by slavery Survivors and free African Americans. (Located at the intersection of Church Street and Rancocas Road, Westhampton NJ )
few are familiar with Timbuctoo in upstate New York, an experimental black farming colony set up in the Adirondack wilderness during the mid-1800s. Timbuktu Mali Timbuktu, the city in the West African nation of Mali, was a cultural, commercial, and intellectual center from the 14th through 16th centuries, renowned for its ancient manuscripts on art, medicine, philosophy, and science. “We see this as an opportunity to explore Timbuktu as an intellectual hub in Africa and at the same time learn more about these historic communities of the same name that are right in our own backyard,” says Carolyn Brown, a professor of history at Rutgers. “These other Timbuctoos, in New York and New Jersey, were essential to the African American anti-slavery movement, yet they are largely unknown to the public.” #timbuctoonj#newjersey#timbuktumali#mali#westafrica#dirtyjerz#undergroundrailroadmuseum#slavery#runawayslaves#runawayslave#newafrikan77wordpress#newyork#washingtondc#atlanta#neworleans#houston#miami#losangeles#oakland#sanfrancisco#chicago#detroit#africa