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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The Glory of Freedom by Iyanla Vanzant in 1995. Join the Gist of Freedom as we listen to a speech Iyanla gave at Medgar Evers College in 1995. Meet Iyanla Vanzant in Newark, New Jersey September 26-27... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we listen to an Archived Clip of Iyanla Vanzant's Speech at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY! Happy Birthday Ms. Iyanla! Watch now.. Iyanla Vanzant 1995... more

Join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we welcome genealogist and activist, STELLA ANTLEY. on iTunes Stella, the Great, Great Granddaughter of a... more

Tonight join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we talk with the executive producer, of the play Black Wall Street, Walter E. Puryear! Running at The Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 GrandCouse Bronx, NY starting Thursday... more

Tonight on The Gist of Freedom, Meet Jamel Robinson! After spending 21 years in the foster care system without being adopted, he beat the odds and is now a successful child welfare reform... more

With best-selling mysteries like ?Devil in a Blue Dress? among his more than three dozen books, Walter Mosley is a master of crime fiction who knows how to put his characters into tight, scary situations. In ?Lift,? his new drama... more

The full-length documentary, NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER GIVE IN is based on the life of Emmanuel Jal. In the early 1980s, at the age of seven, Jal was swept into Sudan's civil war, becoming one of 10,000 child soldiers conscripted on both... more

Join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as he speaks with attorney activist Michael Coard. Michael Coard will discuss how voters and city officials decided after being sued for police brutality it was more feasible to shutdown Jennings... more

Join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we discuss how Darren Wilson's Former Racist Ridden Police Department in Jennings Mo., was Disbanded- EVERY officer Was dismissed! We'll also discuss the East Louis Massacre of... more
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