Abolition Today is a weekly online radio program with a specific focus on modern slavery as it is practiced through the 13th amendment of the US constitution and by private for-profit prisons worldwide.
~image of Muhiyyidin D’baha Charleston, SC BLM Chapter leader confronting H. K. Edgerton, an activist for Southern heritage and an African-American member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A former president of the Asheville, North Carolina chapter of the NAACP in Columbia, SC 2015
Today is the August, 16th, 2017 broadcast of New Abolitionists Radio. We are only 3 days away from the Millions for Prisoners March on Washington August 19th. The largest gathering of Slavery Abolitionists in the US. We are 4 days past a fatal gathering of racist white supremacists and Nazis in Charlottesville, VA. A group that has had the public sympathy and support of the president of the united states.
• On this day in 1970 Activist, Angela Davis was named in a federal warrant issued in connection with George Jackson’s attempted escape from San Quentin prison.
We are one day past the August 15 anniversary when Freed American slaves established the country of Liberia, on the West coast of Africa, 1824.
2 days removed from August 14, 1791. Ceremony Bois Cayeeman (BWAH-KAH-YEE-MAN) The Beginning of the Haitian Revolution
• Today is our last broadcast prior to the #A19 March & Rally. We’re opening the lines for the whole show and inviting organizers and supporters nationwide to join the conversation.
• Our Abolitionist in Profile will be Henry Highland Garnet. (1815-1882) the author of Garnet’s “Call to Rebellion”
He reminds us that: ”In every man’s mind the good seeds of liberty are planted, and he who brings his fellow down so low, as to make him contented with a condition of slavery, commits the highest crime against God and man. “
• Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Ryan Matthews who spent five years on Louisiana’s death row for a crime he did not commit. Seventeen years old at the time he was arrested, Matthews was sentenced to death. In January of 2007 DNA testing results, both exonerated Matthews and revealed the identity of the actual perpetrator.
• In the segment ‘For Freedom’s Sake. A History of Rebellion.’
We will be remembering one of the most important events in the history of the African Diaspora. August 14, 1791. Ceremony Bois Cayeeman (BWAH-KAH-YEE-MAN) The Beginning of the Haitian Revolution.