7 PM EST – On this first day of Black August 2021, we look at how the cotton industry made kings in america.
Tune in for an award winning broadcast and podcast documenting legalized slavery and human trafficking that is global but particularly atrocious in the United States which is home to the world’s largest prison population containing the world’s largest captive labor force and human commodities. Max is still on vacation but preparing for Hurricane Irma which is projected to impact the Southeastern part of the United States. We have a number of news stories to share of importance and we will cover our regular segments but will mix them up throughout the broadcast to ensure we make time for them all. Please, feel free to call in with your questions or comments.
Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Frederick Clay who was wrongly convicted of killing a Boston cab driver and was released on Tuesday after spending nearly four decades in prison. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley’s office filed a nolle prosequi, ending further prosecution of Frederick Clay after a reinvestigation by his office found that justice might not have been served. “I lost 38 years of my life for something I didn’t do,” Clay said in court Tuesday morning.
In the segment ‘For Freedom’s Sake. A History of Rebellion.’ – Adventure Rebellion, we will be remembering just one of the many revolts against slavery that occurred on ships transporting Africans to other parts of the world. On October 5, 1764, the New Hampshire ship Adventure captained by John Millar was successfully taken by its cargo. The slaves on board revolted while the ship was anchored off the coast and all but two of the crew, including Captain Millar, had succumbed to the disease. Another successful slave revolt occurred six days after the ship Little George had left the Guinea coast. The ship carried ninety-six slaves, thirty-five of which were male. The slaves attacked in the early hours of the morning, easily overpowering the two men on guard. The slaves were able to get one of the cannons on board loaded and fired it at the crew. After taking control of the ship they sailed it up the Sierra Leone River and escaped. After having defended themselves for several days below decks with muskets the crew lowered a small boat into the river to escape. After nine days of living off of raw rice, they were rescued.
Our Abolitionist in Profile Is Benjamin Lay, (born 1681, Colchester, England – d. February 8, 1759, Abingdon, Pennsylvania. In 1710, at the age of 33, Lay moved to Barbados as a merchant, but his abolition principles, fueled by his Quaker radicalism, became obnoxious to the people who lived there so he moved to Abington, Pennsylvania in the United States. In Abington, he was one of the earliest and most zealous opponents of slavery.
Our segment on the Constitution & You, Yusuf takes a look at a story coming out of the state of Oregon. Oregon Governor Signs Gun Confiscation Law, Violates 2nd and 14th Amendments.
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