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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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FROM THE SOUTH BRONX TO SOUTH AFRICA. Global citizenship is more than a notion. African American and Latino students are among the groups least likely to participate in international study. We believe that has to change in order to... more

Join Poet Sandra Still-Barnes, as she shares her reflections of the 911, September 11th World Trade Center, Twin Tower Destruction, The African Burial Ground, The Wall Street Slave Trade, The World Trade Center. Sandra... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome World Renowned Former Antique Roadshow Collector Phillip Merrill! Mr. Merrill will discuss Commemorate Marcus Garvey's Birthdy, his artifacts related to The Underground Railroad First Family,... more

Dr. Sidney Davis, Queen Mother Dr. Delores Blakely, Queen Quet of the Gullah Geechee Nation and Stella Antley,"Reparations Advocate" for The Slave Holding Me on FB will be discussing the March 25th, 2015 unveiling of the... more

Arriving by train from Washington D.C. on July 18, 1855 was slaver Col. John H. Wheeler of North Carolina; and a black enslaved woman Jane Johnson; and her two sons, Daniel and Isaiah. Wheeler was the American minister to Nicaragua,... more

The Gist of Freedom is asking you to join us as we support Dr. Nathan Hare and his wife as they struggle with Alzheimer's. http://www.gofundme.com/Let-Her-Be-Free "Dr. Julia Hare has been living with... more

The Gist of Freedom is pleased to welcome Arthur Browne, author of One Righteous Man:Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York! In this Sept. 4, 1941 file photo, Lt. Samuel Battle gets a kiss from his 4-year-old... more

Tesla Documentary, Tower To The People, Filmmaker Joseph Sikorski If Your Hate Could Be Turned Into Electricity, it would LIGHT UP the WORLD! -Nikola Tesla Watch the Egypt-Tesla Connection!... more

GENE ALEXANDER PETERS, a world renowned Collector had the distinct honor & privilege of meeting, visiting with, and PRIVATELY TOURING Villa Lewaro, America's first female self-made millionaire, the late Madam CJ Walker's estate!... more
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