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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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The Gist of Freedom talks with Hurricane Irene victims. Paterson, NJ suffered historic flooding to the extent President Obama toured and supported the City. Paterson made history from it's very inception. Founded by the anti-slavery... more

Meet Syracuse, Professor Carol Faulkner, Chair of the History Department, on WWW.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheGISTofFREEDOM Carol has just released a new book, ?Lucretia Mott's Heresy: Abolition and Women's Rights in... more

Abdel McCrea, talks with Jamaal Brown about the exciting and popular field of Mobile Electronics. Mobile Electronics and Car Installations is an entry level field into the world of engineering. Besides the basic auto installations such as... more

Join Jamaal Brown, The Gist of Freedom host,www.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheGISTo?fFREEDOM, as he welcomes the award winning Barbeque Grilling Team "Must Be Smokin' Something"! Tonight... more

Bordentown, New Jersey's, African American school affectionately known as "The Tuskegee of the North". Founded in 1886 by Rev. Rice. Modeled after Booker T. Washington, It was NJ's first Vocational Technical Institute. The school was self... more

Rapping Grandma, Angela Wright shares the story of how she watched in amazement, Sharon Jordan perform this fascinating Black history Rap. View video click here. Rap starts at the 30 min marker.

Lesley Gist of Black History Tours, talks with Harris Rosen, owner of Rosen Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Rosen is honored to host the Florida Department of Education's African American History Task Force~ African American Heritage... more

Mightier Than The Sword, author David S. Reynolds is live in NYC's Bryant Park. David is a Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the... more

Professor Paul Ortiz joins The Gist of Freedom to discuss The African American Tour and the lecture he is scheduled to give based on his latest book, Emancipation Betrayed : To view companion slideshow click here Other topics... more

Dr. Clara Small, professor of history at Salisbury University, and the Rev. David Briddell have chronicled a small portion of their history in the new book Men of Color to Arms! Manumitted Slaves and Free Blacks From the Lower Eastern... more
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