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The Gist of Freedom

The Gist of Freedom Preserving American History through Black Literature . . .

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Join The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship and artifact.

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Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Our Visiting Lecturer The University of Glasgow's Professor Simon P. Newton. The topic of discussion: The Runaway Slaves Ads in Eighteenth-Century Britain project! It has created a searchable... more

Queen City Charlotte, North Carolina Honors Queen Charlotte England's First Black Queen! Listen to a Lecture by Adria Focht, president & CEO of The Charlotte Museum of History on The Book, Queen Charlotte The Invisible... more

Join Philip Merrill, founder of Nanny Jack Co. as we honor pilot Tammie Jo Shults, Cornelius Coffey and Bessie Coleman! Tammie Jo Shults is the pilot who bravely flew Southwest Flight 1380 to safety after part of its left engine ripped... more

Wyatt Day Martin Luther King, Paul Robeson and The Parkland Survivors!

Watch the NEW trailer for Family Pictures USA! Support and share our video as we enter the last week of our campaign!http://bit.ly/fpusatv!

Join Arthur McFarlane II the great grandson of W.E.B. Du Bois on The Gist of Freedom, Thursday at 8:00 EDT! Arthur will be discussing the toppling of Confederate Monuments and the tragic death of the Humanitarian Heather... more

The 50th Anniversary Of Detroit 'Riots' - With Survivor Kimberly Simmons! The Gist of Freedom as host, Mariam Guilliams welcomes Kimberly Simmons descendant of The Militant Abolitionist Lewis Leary, (John Brown Raider and... more

Harriet Tubman Memorial with World Renowned Actress Karen Jones Meadows

Genealogist, Ms. Bertha, Seed For Deed, Land Grabbing During Post- Reconstruction. In 1875, developers began selling The Serenola land to the slavery survivors who were once in bondage on the plantation. Miraculously,... more
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