Thursday, January 29, 2015

American dreams denied to "convicts" w/ The Evergreen Empowerment Group


Tonight on New Abolitionists Radio we will be joined by Mr. Corwin Scott and Ms. Valarie C. Clark of The Evergreen Empowerment Group (EEG) which is a non-profit organization-pioneering program that contributes to the community by assisting low-income citizens, military, various social classes and ethnicities with resource information of the legal system. According to them, "American citizens are being held back from pursuing the American dream because of criminal convictions. These convictions prevent some citizens from obtaining gainful employment, safe and affordable housing for their families, and perpetuate social stigmas that follow convicts." In the news,
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Our abolitionist in profile is Charles Lenox Remond, February 1, 1810 – December 22, 1873, Orator and Abolitionist.
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Our exonerated in profile is Kirk Odom.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

What was the role of Quakers in slavery



Tonight we would like to share research into the role Quakers played in shaping modern day slavery as we see it today. It is important in the regard that when most people think of slavery and Quakers, they are mostly credited with providing stops along the Underground Railroad and using jury nullification to find people charged under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 innocent of crimes for helping enslaved Africans find freedom.

 We will also share modern slavery related headlines whether is has to do with prison slave labor, slave catchers (cops) and things happening on the prison plantation. Our modern underground railroad system segment will feature Jefferey Deskovic and William Lopez. Our abolitionist in profile is Gerrit Smith