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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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Tonight on The Gist of Freedom Join host, Roy Paul and guest, former prosecutor Dwayne Nash as they discuss Holder's decision not to charge Zimmerman. The Justice Department announced Tuesday that George Zimmerman will not face... more

WOMEN OF COURAGE Conceived and Directed by Michael Green This installment of the ?Trilogy of Truth Series? Features four short plays that take a revealing look into the lives of four women whose contributions and... more

The Gist of Freedom, Your Black History Podcast wwwblackhistoryUniversity~ Valentine's day Special Show, First Lady Michelle Obama in her own words.

The Gist of Freedom and host Natasha Demosthene is pleased to present to you Mr. Gary Grant President of The BLACK FARMERS, AGRICULTURALISTS ASSOCIATION &THE LAND LOSS FUND. Natasha and Mr. Grant will discuss... more

Join The Gist of Freedom with host Natasha Demosthene and guest Professor Paul Ortiz. Vicente Guerrero, Mexico's first black president and other iconic revolutionaries will be discussed. Black Mexican President Ended Slavery!... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as host Natasha Demosthene talks with community organizer Ken Sargeant about the preservation of Harlem Renaissance Ballroom! The abandoned Harlem Renaissance Ballroom A vital piece of Harlem's... more

Join The Gist of Freedom and host Shellie Gaines as we talk to award winning playwright Nikkole Salter about her play Repairing A Nation! THE STORY: 2001, B.O. (Before Obama) The Davis family meets for what should be a text-book... more

Inventor and Farmer, Andrew Beard~Born in Alabama in 1849, Andrew Beard spent the first fifteen years enslaved on a small farm in Alabama. A year after he was emancipated, he got married and became a farmer in a small city... more

100 Black Men In Law Enforcement Who Care, Co-Founder Eric Josey talks with Host, Preston Washington on The Gist of Freedom about the Two Brooklyn New York Police Officers Killed while sitting in their Patrol Car. Photo: 1929 Harlem... more

On Christmas Eve 1855, Barnaby Grigsby and his wife Mary Elizabeth, took the slaver's best team of horses and his carriage, packed it with knives and guns, and fled slavery. Grigsby and Elizabeth were married. William Still was the Black... more
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