February 27th, 2009 19:01 EST
Judyth Piazza and The United States National Slavery Museum
An Exclusive Look Into The United States National Slavery Museum
National Geographic`s stunning new book, Freedom in My Heart, calls forth the unique voices, personal stories, and cultural contributions of slaves and their descendants, demonstrating how enslaved African Americans remained free at heart to develop a vibrant culture in the face of unspeakable inhumanity. Unlike any other book on the market today, this richly illustrated volume uses the remarkable artifacts, images, and documents of the United States National Slavery Museum to trace the entire history of slavery in North America.
Highlighting the societies of ancient Africa and continuing to the repercussions still faced by Americans today, the book ultimately celebrates the perseverance and ultimate triumph of a people. Following a foreword by Douglas Wilder, the grandson of former slaves and the first African-American elected governor of a U.S. state, ten compelling chapters offer unheard testimony of those who witnessed slavery and those whose ancestors endured it.
Their voices blend with the contributions of such luminaries as South African leader Nelson Mandela, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, noted journalist Juan Williams, entertainers Bill Cosby and Ben Vereen, and many more. As the museum nears its opening, numerous press events and online features gives unprecedented exposure at a time of great anticipation and interest.
About The Author: Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter is currently a Research Scholar at Georgetown University and the founder and sitting President of The Africana Women`s Institute in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Africana Woman: Her Story Through Time and has been a lecturer, teacher and exhibit curator.
The first annual Harvest of Hope Foundation Music and Art Festival at the St. Johns County Fair Grounds in St. Augustine, Florida. This three day, multiple stage alternative music festival all to benefit and raise awareness for Harvest of Hope (www.harvestofhope.net), a non-profit organization that provides financial, educational, and service oriented aid to migrant farm workers all over the country.
The event emphasizes the focus on being family friendly as well as environmentally friendly. showcase not only a large group of musicians who are donating their time and performances to the cause but will also showcase a variety of art shows and films from progressive artists from around the country, non-profits, local businesses and progressive organizations.
Most importantly, the festival will be focused on raising funds and awareness for the Harvest of Hope Foundation.
For More Information: www.harvestofhopefest.com.
The American Perspective Radio Program is proud to announce it`s 2nd season with WTTB Newstalk, Vero Beach, Florida.
|2009 Line Up |
Against Me!The NationalPropagandhi
The Mountain GoatsGZA(GENIUS)Bad Brains
Girl TalkThe Bouncing SoulsLess Than Jake
LuceroThe Gaslight Anthem
Kool Keith (Dr. Octagon vs Dr. Dooom)
ft. Kutmasta Kurt
The Night Marchers Black Kids
Tilly & the Wall Strike Anywhere
None More Black Tokyo Police Club
Smoke or FireMURSGrand Buffet
Ra Ra Riot Paint it Black Yip Yip
Summerbirds in the Cellar HEALTH
Dave Dondero Holywood HoltTim Barry
Kevin Seconds King Kahn & the Shrines
The Mae Shi Tiger City Harlem Shakes
Kiss KissThis Bike is a Pipe Bomb
Rehasher Ruby Coast John Vanderslice
Wild Sweet OrangeVince P
Underground Railroad to Candyland
Her Space HolidayHamell on Trial
Young Livers Whiskey & Co. Ninja Gun
Flatliners Grabass Charlestons
Cheap Girls Holy F*ckMonotonix
Austin Lucas Keith Murray
Division Minuscula (from Mexico!)
After the FallThe Beauvilles
Willie Green O`Pioneers Josh Small
Tim Version Ghost Mice Paul Baribeau
Bomb the Music Industry!
Fake Problems Brainworms
Static Radio NJ Landmines The Takers
Cutman Bridge & Tunnel
Fiya Averkiou SUNBEARS
Look Mexico Morningbell
Mouthbreather Weapons to Go
T13C!City Lights BloomLighthouse Music
Juicy PonyFailures UnionLaserhead
Anchor ArmsHawks & Doves
Environmental Youth Crunch
TubersLiza KateEric Ayotte
Virgins (fl) HometeamHow Dare You
MonikersNew BruisesDirty Money
AlligatorThe Ones to Blame
Assassinate the ScientistNo More
Lauris VidalLymbyc SystmMumpsy
Clock Hands StrangleBLORR
Jimmy Reeves & the Wolf River
Johnathan AppleseedViernes Good Luck
Paul & GingerMario Sevayega
Towers of HanoiBarnaby Jones
Rachel GoodrichChristina Wagner
Reptile Theatre IncoherentBlue Lightning
Coyote ThroatOnslaught Dynamo
County RoadEmilyn Brodsky The Shaking Hands
Spoonboy R.A.F.So Pastel ButtonsWorlds