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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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Audio Book Henry Bibb, Part 2 self-liberated newspaper founder, The Voice! Author and Newspaper Owner, Henry Bibb a self-liberated black man gained his freedom in 1837. However he returned to Kentucky to try and rescue his wife... more

Author and Newspaper Owner, Henry Bibb a self-liberated black man gained his freedom in 1837. However he returned to Kentucky to try and rescue his wife and daughter. On the first attempt, he was recaptured and his whole family was sold... more

The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com is pleased to present to you the audio book of Harriet Jacobs, an African American abolitionist! Mrs. Jacobs became active in the antislavery movement, and at the urging of several female... more

Video: Cops Throws Female High School Student Across Classroom. The latest angle of a violent assault by a Richland County Sheriff's office deputy shows, cop Ben Fields flipping over a desk with a student still sitting in its chair.

Ken Morris is a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. Join Ken as we discuss his family's latest project, Picturing Frederick Douglass, AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF THE NINETEENTH... more

Free Appraisal show Sponsored By Swann Galleries and Wyatt Houston Day Tonight @7:30 Join The Gist of Freedom as we announce a Free Appraisal show Sponsored by Wyatt Houston of Swann Galleries! www.BlackHistoryBlog.com |... more

Aunt Pearlie Sue is the creation of Anita Singleton-Prather, a native of the Sea Islands in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Based on her grandmother, Aunt Pearlie-Sue's character has entertained audiences with Gullah-flavored folktales... more

Tonight Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk to Maroon Scholar Hoshaiah Khalil about the World Premiere of the film Queen Nanny - Monday, October 19, 2015 At The United Nations, New York City http://bit.ly/RSVP_QueenNanny... more

Tonight on The Gist of Freedom meet a descendant of Queen Nanny, Vandane Carpenter! WWW.BlackHistoryUniversity.com World Premiere --- Monday, October 19, 2015 (United Nations, New York City) Encore World Premiere --- Tuesday,... more

Join The Gist of Freedom and hear Queen Quet discuss the Gullah/Geechee Movement from the Middle Passage to The United Nation's Slavery Monument, with Guest hosts Stella Antley and Dr. Sidney Davis! by... more
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