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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"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

Emancipation Via Land Grants- Voting Rights!

Inspired by Deborah Willis' book, Reflections in Black, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY (Willis is also a co-producer) casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris's family album. It considers the difference... more

Join The Gist of Freedom tonight as we welcome Lenora Branch Fulani. Ms. Fulani has spent almost three decades fighting to end the two-party system and create a ?viable, national, pro-socialist? party for those who feel ignored by the... more

Mr Holder is the first black US attorney general and has had the fourth longest tenure in the post in history resinged today September 25th, 2014. Listen to The Gist of Freedom with Roy Paul Now that... more

Clarence The Pencilman Pointer began winning numerous art contests throughout Southern California and has gained international status. Hundreds of drawing to his credit, the master pencil artist has no signs of slowing down. Some... more

The photos of enslaved West Africans show these quilted coded patterns from the quilts "ichie" marks cut into their skin If you read the book, Hidden In Plain View, written by Jackie Tobin should tune in to The Gist of Freedom with Roy Paul... more

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
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