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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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Slavery By Another Name….. Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Sylvia Hooper, Foster Parent Advocay Foundation Inc. Assistant Director According to national statistics provided by Arrow and confirmed by Sylvia... more

Join The Gist of Freedom and Host Shellie Gaines as we welcome Brooke Alford!! "The Viosocalist" Brooke Alford is a contemporary national performer and recording Artist of the Violin. Brooke plays in styles including, but not limited to... more

William H. Scott (d. 1910), was a self emancipated 12-year-old African American. During the early years of the Civil War (1862), William attached himself to Union troops, served in the U.S. Army for 3 1/2 years, got an education, taught school... more

Dr. Mary Frances Berry Speaking at the ASALH Annual Luncehon! Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, we are the Founders of Black History Month and carry forth the work of our founder, the Father of Black... more

Oberlin College In 1835 became the first predominately white collegiate institution to admit African American male students and two years later it opened its doors to all women, becoming the first coeducational college in the country. In... more

Mary, Free, Educated & A Spy! Disguise... Confederate White House Slave Mary was the best as she was working right in The Confederate President's home. She had a photographic mind. Everything Mary saw on the Rebel President's... more

"Lincoln blames the Free Blacks for the war," Holzer explains. "[He] says, if it wasn't for your presence here this wouldn't be happening. Go where the ban is not upon you, he tells them. Go to the Caribbean, go to Africa." Watch... more

Black Emigrationists~ Book Reading, Black Abolitionists by Benjamin Quarles! Black Emigrationists Newspaper

Black Abolitionists chp 9 Benjamin Quarles ~"Before the ship's owner could arrest them under the 1793 Fugitive Slave Law, a group of 6 black women rushed into the state Supreme Court . While the attorney for Morris was addressing... more