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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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

Tonight Listen to The Gist of Freedom! We will be joined by community activist iEsha Sekou from Street Corner Resources. iEsha will discuss The Michael Brown Case, Ferguson, Demilitarizing local police departments and Restoring Police... more

Mike Brown Demonstrators, Tear Gassed, Told Not to protest after sundown in Ferguson Mo. & White Reporters Arrested -------- Missourians discuss the Gassing of "Mike Brown's Peaceful Protestors", the arrest of the journalists and... more

As We Celebrate President Obama's Historic, First Time Ever, African Summit, let us reflect on our history, Marcus Garvey, Paul Cuffe and Ron Brown with Garvey's descendant, Renaldo Ricketts, Historian and Genealogist. Cuffe, first a whaling... more

Chapter 8 and 9, Runaways and Maroons; Revolts in the Age of Revolution, Breaking The Chains by William L. Katz "will force many readers to reexamine their assumptions about American history… Young readers will... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Dan Duster, the grandson of the Anti-Lynching Crusader, Ida B. Wells! "I had bought a pistol the first thing after Tom Moss was lynched, because I expected some cowardly retaliation from the... more
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