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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 Journals of Osborne P. Anderson? is about John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859 in an attempt to free the slaves of Virginia and the black men who fought alongside him. Harper's Ferry is considered by many to be the catalyst... more

The Gist of Freedom is pleased to welcome Professor Robert Pallito, author of In the Shadow of the Great Charter. In the Supreme Court's 2008 ruling on whether Guantanamo detainees could be barred from U.S. courts, Justice Anthony... more

"If A Good cop actually used forced to stop the murder of my dad then he would be alive today." ~ Erica Garner WWW.BlackHistoryBlog.com | WWW.BlackhistoryUniversity.com Erica Garner, the daughter of chokehold... more

Join Historian and African American Artifacts Collector, Philip Merrill on The Gist of Freedom as he lectures on Rev. Peter Fossett and other historical related topics. Entrepreneur and Underground Railroad Conductor ~Rev. Peter Fossett... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as welcome author Dr. Tyrene Wright, ?Booker T. Washington And Africa, The Making of A Pan Africanist.? A Booker T. Washington scholar, Dr. Wright takes a different approach to examining Washington and the... more

Dating from its origin, the Negro press printed the names of black informants,Freedom's Journal listing those of Moses Smith, formerly of Baltimore, and Nathan Gooms of New York, in its issue of November 7, 1828. The mere... more

Stella Antley of The Slave Holding Me and Sidney Davis interview tonight Thursday April 30, 2015, 8pm, with host Lesley Gist on the "Gist of Freedom" Blog Radio Program Dial-in 347-324-5552. www.blackhistoryblog.com... more

Autumn, The Play Inspired by the Newark NJ Mayors Cory Booker and Sharp James! SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: MNN's "The Gist of Freedom" Interviews of Richard Wesley and cast members! Mr. Wesley an Award-winning... more

"After 25 years of investment, pain, triumph and challenges, I, Dawud, the creator of Brotherman Comics is now asking the people for support to help propel this venture into a new plateau of entertainment! YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED!... more

Black Abolitionists, Book by Benjamin Quarles Chapter 9 Vigilance Committe Noted historian, scholar, and educator Benjamin Author Quarles was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 23, 1904. A prolific writer, Quarles published... more
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