The Foundation: A Great American Secret – How Private Wealth Is Changing the World

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Foundation: A Great American Secret – How Private Wealth Is Changing the World About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Harriet Tubman museum slated to open in New Jersey in June 2020

first_imgCourtesy Zack Mullock(CAPE MAY, N.J.) — Harriet Tubman will be honored with a new museum dedicated to preserving her life and history next year in New Jersey.The Harriet Tubman Museum will be located next to the historic Macedonia Baptist Church, which is in Cape May, a New Jersey town where the abolitionist worked for some time. Tubman earned money by working in hotels and for families as a cook in Cape May, according to a historical account.The local community has raised nearly $160,000 of the $500,000 needed for the exhibit to open.Zack Mullock, a Cape May city councilman who is managing the museum’s construction, told ABC News that most fundraising efforts have gone toward materials for the building. His family has contributed both their time and finances to the project and hope to preserve “a major part of history that has disappeared.”He also said that although he has visited similar museums in Maryland, what separates this museum from the others are the artifacts.On display will be unique Underground Railroad items and African American art, including a collection of several modern pieces from the late Rev. Robert Davis, the longtime pastor of Macedonia Baptist who died in 2015.Mullock said that his family is also in contact with the team behind the movie Harriet, a feature film about the abolitionist released earlier this month, for a showing of the movie at the museum’s grand opening on June 19, 2020. That day was chosen because it is believed to be Tubman’s 200th birthday and June 19th is also “Juneteenth” — a holiday commemorating the end of slavery.Eugene Dempsey, an 82-year-old retired maintenance technician, said he’s most excited about the museum as “a place for the kids to extend their learning” about Tubman.“There’s so much black history … it’s unbelievable,” said Dempsey, an Air Force veteran who’s lived in Cape May for over six decades with his wife, Emily. “There’s just the history of the background of Harriet Tubman. What she did was amazing … what she did as a woman … it’s just a wonderful thing.”Another notable African American historical building in Cape May is The Franklin Street School, which is located blocks from the future museum’s site, and previously served as a school to educate black children during segregation, according to The Press of Atlantic City. Built in 1927, Dempsey said his wife, her sisters and their mother attended the school.Tubman, a noted abolitionist and celebrated Civil War spy, was born into slavery on a Maryland plantation in 1822 as Araminta Ross and changed her name after marrying her first husband. She escaped slavery in 1849, and, as a key figure in the Underground Railroad — a diverse network of escaped slaves, free blacks and abolitionists who provided safe housing and secret transportation routes to the North — returned to the South more than a dozen times to help free others.During the Civil War she was a nurse and a spy for the Union Army. After the war, she petitioned the government to have her widow’s pension increased given her additional wartime service.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bakery company fined over £7k after accident

first_imgYorkshire-based Thomas the Baker has been fined £7,191.45 following an incident that left a worker with several broken fingers.Last February (2015), the worker had his hand pulled into a pastry lid maker. The machine had undergone modifications to improve its operation, including the removal of parts of its guard system.The bakery pleaded guilty to breaching sections 11 and 14 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. It was duly fined £6,500, plus £691.45 in costs at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court.HSE inspector Julian Franklin said: “Modifying machines should always involve a reassessment of the safety of that machine. Guard checking routines should be periodically audited to ensure they remain effective.”Thomas the Baker recently announced it had raised over £64,000 for charity.last_img read more