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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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The Gist of Freedom Presents Slavery By Another Name, screening with Filmmaker Sam Pollard and Constitutional Law Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall. Sponsored by New Jersey Amistad Commission, Director Stephanie Wilson... more

The Gist of Freedom Live on location ~ Screening, The Contradictions of Fair Hope, with Producer, Filmmaker & Director: S. Epatha Merkerson at Martha's Vineyard August 10, 2012 The Contradictions of Fair Hope? Narrated by... more

The descendants of the emancipated African Americans of Gerrit Smith, the abolitionist, Celebrate Emancipation Day, in "Smith Land" Peterboro, N.Y. Timbuktu/Timbuctoo project was a direct response to the state requirement that... more

What is Pan-Africanism? W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey? A debate arose after a picture was posted of W.E.B DuBois with his Niagara Movement members. A few scholars attempted to explain the different ideaologies of the various movements... more

Join The Gist of Freedom host, Preston Washington and author Dwight Zimmerman. In The Hammer and the Anvil, the award-winning author Dwight Jon Zimmerman vividly depict the tumultuous time through the lives of two men who... more

The Gist of Freedom host Preston Washington, welcomes Filmmaker & Underground Railroad Historian/Preservationist, Gary Jenkins! Freedom Seekers: Stories From the Western Underground Railroad is a 75 minute documentary... more

Tonight at 8pm ~Click and listen to Manhattan Underground Railroad Preservationists Fern Luskin and Julie M. Finch! have successfully resisted the destruction of an Underground Railroad safe haven in Manhattan. ?It's just come... more

Log on and Join The Gist of Freedom's guest host Gary Jenkins as he welcomes Preston Washington to a lively discussion about Cherokee genealogy. Tonight at 8pm ET www.blogTALKradio.com/BLACKhistory Preston is a member of the... more

Tonight at 8pm,ET. Documentary, ossie davis, ruby dee, grandson, Muta'Ali Muhammad, the gist of freedom, black history blog, black history podcast, Shelie Shellie Gaines ~ Love Life and Activism - Documentary Join Ruby Dee's and... more

Crispus Attucks~ 4th of July Independence Day Tribute! The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present Another Side Of The Story by Eugene Gordon, 1920. Please feel free to download the script and share it! Crispus Attucks, a black man, was... more