The Gist of Freedom

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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Author and Harlem Historian Michael Henry Adams, former director of cultural affairs for State Senator Bill Perkins . Will discuss preservations of historical landmarks with Roy Paul on The Gist of Freedom. ----- Reminder, Click here to... more

Judy Tate,Emmy Award Winning Theatrical Writer - The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present to The African Burial Ground Lower Manhattan, Playwright, Judy Tate! Judy is the Producing Artistic Director of The American Slavery... more

AUDIO BOOK READING - BREAKING THE CHAINS, Week 2 Chapter 2 "In the North tax money built libraries and public schools in the South it built jails to hold slaves and paid the salaries of slave patrols. New York state published more... more

Healthy Barbecues and Cookouts with Nutritionist & Healthy Living Coach Rebecca Johnson Join Roy Paul on The Gist of Freedom as he discusses Healthy Barbecues and Cookouts with Nutritionist Rebecca Johnson, Plant Rich Life!... more

Summer of 1964 Bob Moses created Freedom Summer to mobilize Whites and to gain mainstream media exposure for the Civil Rights Struggle..... The Historic 1964 Freedom Summer anniversary; Mississippi Founder, Bob Moses... more

"Breaking The Chains: African-American Slave Resistance" ?The compelling, provocative story of the resistance and courage of African slaves in their never-ending struggle for freedom…important history.? — USA... more

Vicente Guerrero, Mexico's first black president Texas President Sam Houston lamented that " two valuable negro boys for which I had paid in cash $2100 previous to my visit to Nashville, ran away last spring to Mexico. Thus you can... more

It would take a massive, multinational effort to defeat Hitler, Mussolini, and Imperial Japan, and cost tens of millions of lives. Mussolini, seeking an "Italian Empire" in Africa, threw his army and air force against Ethiopia in October 1935.... more

"Escaped Africans today referred to as Maroons, are said to have hunted the wild boar common to the region, then preserved it for days in a spice-heavy marinade. When it came time to cook the meat, the Maroons dug holes in the ground, filled... more

Artist Frank Morrison, talks about his Maya Angelou Still I Rise Artwork One need take only a cursory view/examination of his portfolio or his work ‘en gallery' to find that his power and inspiration are products of his deeply religious... more
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