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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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Dating from its origin, the Negro press printed the names of black informants,Freedom's Journal listing those of Moses Smith, formerly of Baltimore, and Nathan Gooms of New York, in its issue of November 7, 1828. The mere... more

Stella Antley of The Slave Holding Me and Sidney Davis interview tonight Thursday April 30, 2015, 8pm, with host Lesley Gist on the "Gist of Freedom" Blog Radio Program Dial-in 347-324-5552. www.blackhistoryblog.com... more

Autumn, The Play Inspired by the Newark NJ Mayors Cory Booker and Sharp James! SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: MNN's "The Gist of Freedom" Interviews of Richard Wesley and cast members! Mr. Wesley an Award-winning... more

"After 25 years of investment, pain, triumph and challenges, I, Dawud, the creator of Brotherman Comics is now asking the people for support to help propel this venture into a new plateau of entertainment! YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED!... more

Black Abolitionists, Book by Benjamin Quarles Chapter 9 Vigilance Committe Noted historian, scholar, and educator Benjamin Author Quarles was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 23, 1904. A prolific writer, Quarles published... more

Brooklyn, New York - Makeup artist Marsha Page, CEO of Marsha's Makeovers, (http://www.marshasmakeovers.com)) is paying it forward for Women's History Month with a free night of empowerment. Scheduled for March 31, 6-8pm,... more

Listen to socio-political analyst Cleo Manago discuss, Two officers shot in Ferguson... Don't Shoot Them Down, Shut Them Down! Two cops were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday. The shots were... more

Zach is the founder of the De Miche (Meech) group, a digital content marketing agency and the lead content developer for Fortune 50 companies , government entities and academic organizations like , Proctor & Gamble, Macy's, Rutgers... more

Today on The Gist of Freedom at 2:30 please join guest host William Katz and author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz for a lively discussion about her latest book "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States" WWW.BlackHistoryblog.com... more
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