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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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Navarrow Wright, entrepreneur featured CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brrien fourth Black in America: Silicon Valley The New Promised Land. She profiles a unique, technology-focused "accelerator" developed to... more

Artist Lou Grant, History of Black Baseball, Opening exhibit ~Lou Grant's oil paintings and wood engravings of on field action and idealized portraits of historic Negro Leagues baseball players are a remembrance of the spirit of another... more

A special Super Bowl Show! Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Mr. Briscoe the first black starting quarterback in the NFL. As a rookie quarterback with the Broncos, Mr. Briscoe set a record by throwing 14 touchdown passes... more

Tonight, join Dr. Weldon McWilliams and Hampton University's very own, Dr. Earle Williams. A Clinical psychologist, Dr. Williams gives an in depth perspective of his book Psychology from Scripture: Bridging the Gap. This excellent... more

Join Photographer Wendell White for a candid conversation with The Gist of Freedom's guest host, Roy Paul, please have your pen and paper in hand as these gentle discuss very little known facts about Historical Black Towns, like... more

Join award-winning television news anchor Cheryl Wills and The Gist of Freedom host, Dr. McWilliamsTuesday January 17th at 8pm. When Ms. Wills discovers that her Great-great-great grandfather, Sandy Wills, was a runaway slave who... more

Join entrepreneur Navarrow Wright for a Special screening of CNN's Black in America"The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley" with panelists A'Lelia Bundles, Patent Examiner Patricia Sluby, and Former Nasa Human Resource... more

Join Senator Eric Adams and Michael Coard on The Gist of Freedom. The senator was a litttle late but he was worth the wait.~ As a Captain in the NYPD, Eric Adams during his 20-year career in law enforcement, co-founded 100... more

Martin Luther King, Charity Funding the Cause Special Show in Honor of Martin Luther King's Birthday. Riders Listen to a freedom rider's actual interview during the 1960's demonstration introduced by the legendary Ossie Davis.... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Historian, Genealogist, and Radio host~ Angela Walton-Raji. Author, lecturer and researcher. Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Oklahoma Historical Society,... more
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