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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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Listen to The Gist of Freedom tonight as we talk with Jennifer Nelson a descendant of the historical black town, Boley OK. One of the first nationally chartered black-owned banks, Farmers and Merchants Bank in Boley,... more

Black Historical Unsung heroes

Get Out The Vote with Activist Stella Antley! This show is dedicated to the memory of Octavius Catto ~In 1871, during the the first election in which blacks could vote, Octavius Catto was murdered by a Democratic party operative while... more

The Ebola outbreak, please Join The Gist of Freedom, The Black History Internet Radio show in welcoming Sierra Leonean Hindowa Saidu! "On Thursday the World Health Organization said that more than 1,900 people have died in West... more

Playwright Rickerby Hinds and NAACP Criminal Justice Chair Terry Taalib Major - Standing Up For Justice! Wednesday October 15, 6-9pm PCT Special performance of DREAMSCAPE Cesar Chavez Community Center Auditorium... more

Join The Gist of Freedom tonight as we welcome filmmaker, Thomas Allen Harris. Inspired by Deborah Willis' book, Reflections in Black, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY (Willis is also a co-producer) casts a broad net that begins with... more

Ron Westray -Live at Jazz at The Lincoln Center! Ron talks about his latest CD Jimi Jazz, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix http://www.bluecanoerecords.com/jimi-jazz.html One of the most highly regarded trombonist of his generation, Ron Westray... more

Jennie Dean (1852-1913) Undaunted Faith~ Manassas Industrial School & Jennie Dean Memorial The most significant person in the founding of the school was Jane Serepta Dean. Dean was born into slavery in western Prince... more

Tonight join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we talk with the executive producer Walter Puryear, the director Michael Green and cast members of the dynamic play Black Wall Street! Please Mark your calendar.. Black Wall Street is... more

Tonight on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com, we'll talk with Jamel Robinson, founder of the Jamel Robinson Child Welfare Reform Initiative! ------ 1837-1915 Amanda Berry Smith devoted her life to the ministry of... more