The Gist of Freedom

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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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Tonight on The Gist of Freedom listen to excerpts from the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a survivor of the middle passage! www.BlackHistoryBLOG.com --Survived The Middle Passage, purchased his freedom, became a black... more

Tonight at 8pm ET join The Gist of Freedom as host, Preston Washington welcomes the world renowned Juneteenth Historian/Actress, Melissa Waddy-Thibodeaux! Melissa, a Texan will discuss Juneteenth and The Buffalo... more

Tonight at 8pm ET Audio Book, Listen to A Reading of Frederick Douglass' Autobiography ~ Mr. Douglass shares his Courageous Escape on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryBlog.com on iTunes www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com... more

A Light Shines in Harlem: New York's First Charter School and the Movement it Led (Chicago Press:Sept.2014) by Mary C. Bounds, forward by iconic civil and human rights icon, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, co-founder of Sisulu-Walker Charter... more

Join The Gist of Freedom, The Black History Internet Radio show as Dr. Ishmael Griffin welcomes author Uriah Israel. Today our discussion, going green, living organically will honor George Washington Carver!... more

Tune in to The Gist of Freedom, The Black History Internet Radio show with host Shellie Gaines as we welcome Award winning Playwright & Author Gabrielle Pina! Gabrielle will talk to Shellie about her play "Letters From Zora" ~Starring... more

The Ebola outbreak, please Join The Gist of Freedom, The Black History Internet Radio show in welcoming Sierra Leonean Hindowa Saidu! "On Thursday the World Health Organization said that more than 1,900 people have died in West... more

"Dr. Deborah Willis, NYU Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging will discuss her book "Reflections in Black "and the film she co-produced "THROUGH A LENS DARKLY" with The Gist of Freedom host,... more

Ebola, Staten Island Emergency Doctor, Ishmael Griffin Shares information. The largest Liberian community outside Monrovia is in Staten Island, New York. Concerns about Ebola have forced many in the community to cancel their trips... more

Welcome Harlem Artist, D.K. Betts with The Gist of Freedom and host Antonia Badon! Mark your calendar..Attend D.K. Betts exhibit at the Harlem Public Library on 11 October 2014. This event is free and open to the public! Send an... more
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