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Today is the November 15th, 2017 broadcast of New Abolitionists Radio
And we are proud to announce that today begins the tenure of sister Laila Halima Aziz as a regular co-host of this program.
• On this day in 1777, after 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress, sitting in its temporary capital of York, Pennsylvania, agreed to adopt the Articles of Confederation and the Perpetual Union.
• Also On this day The Berlin Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference pertaining to the Colonization of Africa organized an international conference in Berlin, began. It’s outcome on February 26 called the General Act of the Berlin Conference, can be seen as the formalization of the Scramble for Africa. The conference ushered in a period of heightened colonial activity by European powers, which eliminated or overrode most existing forms of African autonomy and self-governance. The Berlin Conference did not initiate European colonization of Africa, but it did legitimate and formalize the process. In addition, it sparked new interest in Africa. Following the close of the conference, European powers expanded their claims in Africa such that by 1900, European states had claimed nearly 90 percent of African territory.
• Tribal and I are continuing our efforts in Newcomerstown, Ohio trying to help establish something great. We still need your help and will update you on our progress tonight.
• Much of today’s program will focus on the wholesale national return of unconstitutional debtor’s prisons. We’ll go over stories, people and policies that have allowed this nation to regress into utter corruption and the people affected by this oppressive for-profit and illegal system.
• Our Abolitionist in Profile tonight is Albert Austin Guthrie who was born on July 9, 1803 in Washington County, Ohio and is considered one of the state’s leading abolitionists.
• In the segment ‘For Freedom’s Sake. A History of Rebellion.’ We remember the Amistad Rebellion of 1839.
• Our Riders of the 21st Century Underground Railroad are Eric Kelley and Ralph Lee who Walked Out of Prison After a 24-Year Fight for Freedom.
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