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

The Gist of Freedom

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Join us Sunday @ 6:00 PM & Thursday @ 8 PM Join The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion in 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.

On-Demand Episodes


Malcolm X's Daughter, @ilyasahShabazz, speaks with outraged parents, Mr. & Mrs.Frank and Cleatress Brown, about their courageous stance against the Banning of Malcolm X from their son's list of black history icons.

Join @ilyasahshabazz as she talks with Dr. John Christian Suggs about the new Black History Map App More Than a Mapp is a free iPhone and iPod app that allows users to discover and contribute to the African American history that... more

Tonight Emmy award winning comic book writer Dawud Anyabwile!

Join The Gist of Freedom tonight as we welcome Marshall Jones, III, Producing Artistic Director Of Crossroads Theatre Company… It is one of a diminishing number of theaters dedicated to the production of and support of black theater,... more

Join The Gist of Freedom, Thursday February 13th, as we welcome author Betty DeRamus, our guest for a special show in honor of Black History Month and Valentine's Day, ! Betty will talk about her first book, Forbidden Fruit: Love... more

Actors' Equity Association in conjunction with First Corinthian Baptist Church and Executive and Artistic Producer PROJECT1VOICE present FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: Birmingham 1963 by Christina Ham. A special one night only staged-reading to... more

C Niambi Steele, Grandma "G" Thang explaining the essence of becoming a real "G"; how to be a real "G" in your community; why we need more real "G's" and more!

Join The Gist of Freedom as we continue our reading of Breaking The Chains! You're Invited!..Come to The African American Museum of Philadelphia as The Gist For Freedom screens the documentary The Contradiction of Fair... more

READING ?THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD? PLAY 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... more

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