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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / 19th Century
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • eBook ISBN:9781617927898

FREE GLOBALLY!

The International Underground Railroad

by Linda Cousins-Newton

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Overview
Woven from the literary loom of Cousins-Newton's work as an ancestral storyteller, FREE GLOBALLY!--The International Underground Railroad is shared as "conversational history from the heart--with a touch of humor." The work gives an account of the Underground Railroad's extension from the United States to varied global terrain ranging from The Bahamas to Mexico, from Canada to Africa. She discusses the myriad cross-cultural global connections and coalitions involved, with specific attention to the Black Seminole contributions and freedom quests. Interlocked in the story's fabric are accounts of the author's personal experiences as a journalist, performer, and cultural traveler to varied global realms that the "liberty embracers" touched upon in their l9th century freedom journeys. Celebrating the daring International Underground Railroad liberty treks, the historian's digital artwork created in honor of the Black Seminoles graces the book cover.
Description
Having researched, taught, performed, and written about the Underground Railroad for over two decades, Nana Tubman Honor in Ghana founder, Linda Cousins-Newton, reveals in this work the astounding, daring, and determined expansion of the underground railroad to global territories ranging from The Bahamas to Mexico, from Canada to Africa. FREE GLOBALLY! --The International Underground Railroad, woven from the literary loom of Cousins-Newton's work as an ancestral storyteller, is shared as "conversational history from the heart with a touch of humor". Interlocked in the story's fabric are accounts of the author's personal experiences as a journalist, performer, and cultural traveler to varied global realms "liberty embracers" touched upon in their l9th century freedom journeys. This account of the international underground railroad lifts the myriad cross- cultural global connections and coalitions involved, including the writer's own marriage to a Bahamian culturalist who turned out to be the direct descendant of the Black Seminoles who took the international underground railroad to Andros, Bahamas. Celebrating the daring International Underground Railroad liberty treks, the historian's digital artwork created in honor of the Black Seminoles graces the book cover.
About the author
An award-winning New York City historical researcher, educator/playwright, and “ancestral storyteller” Cousins-Newton designed and taught, “Inspiring Tales from the Underground Railroad”, a motivational course on Underground Railroad contributors which was offered by institutions across the country and Canada. The birth mother of the Nana Tubman Honor in Ghana Project, the author coordinated with John Watusi Branch of Jamaica, New York's Center for Culture/The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, the posthumous Enstoolment, (a sacred Ghanaian ritual), of Nana Harriet Ross Tubman-Davis as a Queen Mother of Ghana on June 10, 2000. This was followed by a street naming and statue unveiling in Aburi, Ghana, in honor of the great Underground Railroad contributor on August 15, 2005. Married to Cyril A. Newton, Jr., a Black Seminole descendant and Bahamas Junkanoo performer, the author has coordinated Junkanoo rushouts (performances) at the Corporate Hospitality Village of Super Bowl XXV, the United Nations, and the International African Arts Street Festival.
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