Then I'll Be Free To Travel Home-the Legacy of the New York African Burial Ground

Series produced by ERIC V. TAIT, JR.

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Account of the long African-American battle against northern slavery and for full, first-class citizenship

In 13 one-hour programs, THEN I'LL BE FREE TO TRAVEL HOME traces the historical arc of the long African-American battle against northern slavery and for full, first-class citizenship. It chronicles the contributions the original Africans who founded the New York African Burial Ground - and their descendants - made to the survival and development of New York and the nation from the 1600s to the New York City Draft Riots of 1863. It is also a history of larger-than-life "freedom fighters" on many levels and of many races, who challenged slavery to change the course of this nation from it's earliest Colonial days. It's historical arc will be capped with a modern "coda" (1992 2003) that illustrates and highlights the parallels of those historical contributions, issues and battles, with their modern echoes and counterparts in the present struggle to preserve and honor the site where those early Africans were and are buried. Hide full description

In 13 one-hour programs, THEN I'LL BE FREE TO TRAVEL HOME traces the historical arc of the long African-American battle against northern slavery and for full, first-class citizenship. It chronicles the contributions the original Africans who founded the New York African Burial Ground - and their descendants - made to the survival and development of New York and the nation from the 1600s to the New York City Draft Riots of 1863. It is also a history of larger-than-life "freedom fighters" on many levels and of many races, who challenged slavery to change the course of this nation from it's earliest Colonial days. It's historical arc will be capped with a modern "coda" (1992 2003) that illustrates and highlights the parallels of those historical contributions, issues and battles, with... Show full description


13 Pieces

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The Battle to Preserve and Honor the New York African Burial Ground

Bought by KUMD and WNYC


  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2

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  • Length: 59:00
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  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
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Catherine "Katie" Ferguson, the Jennings Family, and the Battle for Full First-Class Citizenship (1830-1854)

  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
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Ruggles, Douglass and the Rise of the Abolitionist and Back to Africa Movements, & the Underground Railroad (1830-1854)

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Rise of the Black Church, the Black Press and the Fight for Education (1783-1830)

  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00

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  • Length: 59:00
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  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
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Sussana Anthony Roberts, Solomon Pieters, and the Push for Personal and Economic Freedom (1664-1712)

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Eleven Africans and the Survival of the New Netherlands Colony (1624-1664)

  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
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Juan "Jan" Rodrigues, the First Free African in the Hudson Valley (1612-1614)

Bought by WRPI and WNYC


  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Jan 25, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2