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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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"Enslaved Africans and free blacks exhibited enormous self-agency in colonial America. James H. Johnston has captured this through the life of Yarrow Mamout and his descendants. This exceptional man was a Muslim and a slave for forty-... more

Celebrate Malcolm X's 87th Birthday with his daughter, author ILyasah Shabazz, Growing Up X with The Gist of Freedom host Dr. Weldon McWilliams. Then join the Shabazz family with Harlem's Tristate communities and celebrate Brother... more

Langston Hughes ...See More Listen to Langston Hughes in his own words and "Simple" Read by Ossie Davis On The Gist of Freedom Blog Talk Radio Podcast produced by Lesley Gist Langston Hughes SIMPLE read by OSSIE DAVIS I... more

Sunday at 8pm on The Gist Of Freedom ~ Lynne M. Jackson, Dred Scott's Great-great granddaughter, shares what family research has revealed in the last five years that amazed living family members. The famous slave's goal, whose... more

Slavery By Another Name- with Attorney Activist Michael Coar

Tonight on The Gist of Freedom learn more about this historical and fascinating photo with John Franklin, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture's (NMAAHC) specialist on Emancipation Day. Survivors~... more

Betty Brooks and The National Black Memorabilia Show - The National Black Memorabilia & Collectible Show will be Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2012 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, in Gaithersburg,... more

Join Karen Byrd of Natural Girls United Dolls on The Gist of Freedom Blog Talk Radio show Natural Girls United is an online store that provides customized dolls and dolls from my... more

Tonight on The Gist of Freedom Author and journalist Herb Boyd will discuss the book he wrote in response to a controversial book about Malcolm X. Mr. Boyd stated he found as many as 25 significant errors in the book, some of which he... more

The Sumner Post originally served as home for the local chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic, an interracial Civil War veterans' organization. With a national membership of 500,000. GAR was as important in its time as the... more