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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 in now, Freedom Summer Survivor, Harvey Boyd, formerly of The Washington Post! Image: Reporters for the New York Amsterdam News at work in the newsroom, 1936. Photo by Lucien Aigner. Harvey Boyd reflects on his... more

Chet Whye, Charles Rangel's Campaign Consultant, Talks about The Victory w/ Roy Paul "Rangel defeated his main challenger Adriano Espaillat by fewer than 2,000 votes in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional... more

Vicente Guerrero, Mexico's first black president Texas President Sam Houston lamented that " two valuable negro boys for which I had paid in cash $2100 previous to my visit to Nashville, ran away last spring to Mexico. Thus you can... more

Vicente Guerrero, Mexico's first black president Texas President Sam Houston lamented that " two valuable negro boys for which I had paid in cash $2100 previous to my visit to Nashville, ran away last spring to Mexico. Thus you can... more

Peter Gist Still the long lost enslaved brother of the Father of The Underground Railroad, William Still. After 40 years Peter is reunited with his mother Charity Still! Samuel Gist was a resident of Great Britain and Virginia. In his will, Gist... more

NAACP-Riverside Branch's 2014 Freedom Fund Celebration & Listen tonight to Ida B. Wells' Speech read by Ruby Dee!** The event recognizes those who have made significant contributions in the community. NAACP Riverside will host its... more

Louise Dente, Cultural Caravan TV, Producer and Founder

Irene Northrup-Zahos, is the great, great granddaughter of Solomon Northup, the author of 'Twelve Years a Slave'. She is related to Solomon via his son, Alonzo; Alonzo's son, John Henry ('Zip') Northrup, Solomon's grandson and my... more

?THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD? Written by Leslie Gist & William Beasley The play has been a dream of Leslie's for quite some time and now it is coming to fruition. Ms. Sherry Jackson, past foreman of The National Park Service asked... more

Tonight at 8pm learn more about William Lambert on The Gist of Freedom as we resume our reading of William Katz's book Breaking The Chains, Chapter 12 "Black Militias" William Lambert created the ?African American Mysteries; the... more

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