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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Join the Gist of Freedom and Host R. Lee Gordon as we Celebrate Easter, with the reading of The Resurrection. Listen to "The Bible Experience" a CD set, consisting of Actors reading Biblical Stories. View the 30 picture slide-show... more

Join The Gist of Freedom Underground Railroad Blog as we listen to a phenomenal youngster, Christian Matthews an Underground Railroad Quilt expert! Christian's enthusiasm for the subject is contagious. Get your note pad ready as... more

Live From The Black Memorabilia Show D.C.~ Gaithersburg MD

Flyin' West The Harlem School of The Arts Production! Join The Gist of Freedom as he speaks with a member from the Flyin' West, theater production! Set in Nicodemus Kansas in 1898, this is an inspiring story of African American... more

Join R. Lee Gordon the Host of The Gist of Freedom as he engages in a robust conversation with Everett Staten, founder ofThe Black History Showcase event. Mr. Staten has been the catalyst for numerous successful ventures promoting... more

The Radiation Crisis in Japan: As the scale of Japan's nuclear crisis is becoming clear, experts believe that radioactive releases of steam from crippled nuclear reactor plants could go on for weeks to months and that a nuclear meltdown is... more

Join The Gist of Freedom Host, R. Lee Gordon and Elizabeth Rankin-Fulcher, descendant John Rankin. Rev. Rankin, a Presbyterian minister was one of the earliest voices in the country against slavery. Rankin's "Letters on Slavery" - -... more

Talk Food with A. Rebecca Johnson and The Gist of Freedom host, Jamaal Brown. Ms. Johnson owns and operates a food company called Reeal Snacks™ that creates organic health snacks for kids, free of added sugar... more

Philadelphia's Museum, The President's (White) House was forced to pay tribute to George Washington's Escapees, Freedom Seekers. University of Nevada Reno, Author and Professor Scott E. Casper, Ph.D., Yale University 1992... more

Join Jamaal Brown Host of The Gist of Freedom and Ann Martin-Frey ~Founder and Executive Director Homeless To Independence Inc. An All Volunteer, Faith-Based Non-Profit Serving the Homeless, the Working Poor, our Veterans... more
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