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The Gist of Freedom

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

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Join 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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Listen to the Audio Book Black Abolitionists, by Benjamin Quarles In Chicago, the response to the new fugitive slave law was swift and dramatic. To protect its members from ?being borne back to bondage,? the group created a vigilance... more

Fintan O'Toole: The United Hates of America has raised its middle finger to the world Take down the Stars and Stripes. And raise in its stead the new flag of the United States: an all-white banner with, at its centre, a big fist with the middle... more

Donald Trump has a lot in common with former Confederates 120 years ago – urging his minions to go to ?certain areas? on Election Day and ?watch? who is voting - REMINISCENT OF THE TENSIONS WHICH LED TO THE... more

Farewell President Obama, with photographer Bill Allen!! William ( Bill ) Allen is a writer / photographer and executive director at Perception Photography. He has practiced his skilled for over thirty ( 30 ) years. His work product has appeared... more

Alexander Hamilton's Great Falls in Paterson, NJ #CreoleHamilton The Broadway phenomenon ?Hamilton? – Special airs Friday Oct. 21, 2016 on PBS Visit Hamilton's statue at The Great Falls in Paterson NJ! Vaughn McKoy, Esq. a... more

Smithsonian Nat'l African American Museum of History Black History Tours has donated tickets to The Gist of Freedom! Tune in to learn more... or visit https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorytours/ Topic of discussion Ida B. Wells... more

William Katz lectures on The Standing Rock Protest against the XL Pipeline and Black Lives Matter to the history uncovered in Black Indians. Why Black Lives Matter is fighting alongside Dakota Access Pipeline protesters On Aug. 27,... more

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Join Mariam Guilliams in a serious discussion about this image: Black Jesus from an Egyptian American Coptic Christian's perspective. "Earliest known image of Jesus Christ, from the Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt. This painting of Jesus is... more

THE LINCOLN BRIGADE FIGHTS WORLD FASCISM w/ Author William L. Katz At this moment in history, in 2016, many feel more is at stake than the White House or the election of a woman as President of the United States. They point... more
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