The Gist of Freedom

The Gist of Freedom Preserving American History through Black Literature . . .


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Join us Sunday & Thursday @ 8 PM The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship and artifact.

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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 filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris's family album. It considers the difference... more

Join The Gist of Freedom tonight as we welcome Lenora Branch Fulani. Ms. Fulani has spent almost three decades fighting to end the two-party system and create a ?viable, national, pro-socialist? party for those who feel ignored by the... more

Mr Holder is the first black US attorney general and has had the fourth longest tenure in the post in history resinged today September 25th, 2014. Listen to The Gist of Freedom with Roy Paul Now that... more

Clarence The Pencilman Pointer began winning numerous art contests throughout Southern California and has gained international status. Hundreds of drawing to his credit, the master pencil artist has no signs of slowing down. Some... more

The Glory of Freedom by Iyanla Vanzant in 1995. Join the Gist of Freedom as we listen to a speech Iyanla gave at Medgar Evers College in 1995. Meet Iyanla Vanzant in Newark, New Jersey September 26-27... more

Join The Gist of Freedom, Arts and Activism with Antonia Badon and Harlem Shakespeare Festival founder DEBRA ANN BYRD! Ms. Byrd [Festival Founder & Producing Artistic Director] is the Founder of Take Wing And Soar Productions... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we listen to an Archived Clip of Iyanla Vanzant's Speech at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY! Happy Birthday Ms. Iyanla! Watch now.. Iyanla Vanzant 1995... more

Join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we welcome genealogist and activist, STELLA ANTLEY. on iTunes Stella, the Great, Great Granddaughter of a... more

Tonight join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we talk with the executive producer, of the play Black Wall Street, Walter E. Puryear! Running at The Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 GrandCouse Bronx, NY starting Thursday... more
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