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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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Enjoy The Gist of Freedom's Special Michael Jackson Memorial Show with Siedah Garrett! The woman behind "The Man In The Mirror"! Siedah Garrett is and, first and foremost, the singer composer of the internationally... more

A chat with the director of the stage play Tom Mitchelson with The Gist of Freedom's Host Dr. Weldon McWilliams B. a tragedy in 3 acts Her name is Professor Beatrice Holloway or sometimes it's Johnnie Mae or sometimes it's... more

A Tribute to Langston Hughes~ Harlem Artists, Derrick McQueen and Nora Cole unearthed a few wonderful poems written by Langston, Listen as they bring Langston's love for Harlem Alive! Nora Cole ~ Veteran performing artist, writer,... more

Stop and Frisk, Jim Crow By Another Name? Join The Gist of Freedom Sunday June 10th at 8pm~ Listen to Constitutional Law Professor, Gloria Browne-Marshall as she lectures on Stop and Frisk and gives us an update on... more

Hole In The Head: A Life Revealed tells the extraordinary life story of Vertus Hardiman. It is a highly moving film about the triumph of the human spirit. It also demonstrates how the lives of two friends were changed forever through their... more

Freedwoman, spy Mary Elizabeth Bowser VS. Confederate Spies ~ Sunday at 8pm Author Francis Hamit to be interviewed on The Gist of Freedom, June 3rd, by Michael Coard, attorney activist. Francis Hamit, author of the Civil War spy... more

Join Us in NYC @ Www.MalcolmXFilmFestival.com Join The Gist of Freedom as we celebrate Memorial Day with Historian Teddy McQueen President Of The Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle club. Henry Ossian Flipper Born into slavery in March... more

Robert Smalls Civil War Hero Commandeered Confederate Vessel! Robert Smalls began life enslaved in Beaufort, S.C. 1839. By the time Robert Smalls made his daring bid for freedom, he had already taught himself to read.... more

The Gist of freedom is honored to welcome our distinguished guest, Dr. Kenneth Morris. Dr. Morris is the Great great great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the Great great grandson of Booker T. Washington. Dr. Morris is the president... more

Join the Gist of Freedom and hear a wonderful performance! A DREAM TO FLY Based on the life of pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman Written and performed by Madeline McCray. Madeline McCray's performance of Bessie Coleman is... more
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