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American history preserved through the use of Primary sources, Black History, African American History~ The african experience; Shared by the legends themselves, their descendants, loved ones, genealogist and scholars. Presented by The Gist of Freedom

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In speeches Mrs. Walker, the founder of St. Luke Penny Savings Bank. had reasoned, "Let us put our money together; let us use our money; Let us put our money out at usury among ourselves, and reap the benefit ourselves." In 1903... more

Black Anti-Fascists

East New York Radio Live, 4th of July Weekend! Sojourner Truth and all other New York enslaved Blacks were emancipated on The 4th of July, 1827. In 1799 the New York Legislature passed "An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery"... more

Officer Throws Female High School Student Across Classroom A video of a "school resource officer" at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina throwing a female student out of her desk to the ground and across a... more

Marlene Rivero portrays York's mother, whose son was the African-American Guide on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The painting is a self portrait as York's Mother Rose.Marlene Rivero developed her character in response to a Need to... more

Smart Hip Hop, CEO/Artist Larry Lak

Melani N. Douglass is the Community Engagement Manager for Everyman Theatre - host of the Capacity Building Workshop presented by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was introduced to... more

Twelve Years A Slave, Solomon Northup descendant, Irene Zahos..Call To Action! Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Irene Zahos! Mrs. Zahos is promoting a CALL TO ACTION on behalf of Solomon Northup, her great, great grandfather.... more

Join The Gist of Freedom, www.blackhistoryblog.com, as we welcome William Lambert's descendant Christina Streety-Napier! Lambert was a friend of radical abolitionist John Brown and, like the more militant abolitionist leader Henry... more