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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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Cheyney University, the oldest HBCU is hosting a FREE Book Fair! Family Fun, authors, guest speakers, illustrators and more. Join Jamaal Brown and Professor Felicia Seamon as they share the guest list and attractions.

‎"Harriet's Return..reaches inside its heroine's thoughts all the way to her soul? L Winer, LA Times ?I have never seen a performance as confident & devastating,an audience so filled-to-bursting,so unanimously primed for a... more

The Gist of Freedom is pleased to introduce you to Professor I. Rajab as he discusses the historical contributions African American architects have made globally.

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Meet Bob Scott, of The African American Genealogy Group. The twentieth century began a long painful journey to become whole again. Many African Americans were involved in family reunions and had begun seeking their lost... more

Expression "I AM A MAN" On Placards in Rev. Martin Luther King's last March, was an adaptation from Abolitionist movement, "Am I Not A Man and A Brother~ British Conder Token 1796" to learn more listen Timothy Jones as he... more

The book is an account of the life and career of George Crum, a biracial chef who is credited with the invention of the potato chip at a Saratoga Springs, New York restaurant in 1853. Taylor stumbled across George Crum's story while... more

‎‎Jon Adkins, George Washington Carver Historian and Product Preservationist talks with The Gist of Freedom Host, Jamaal Brown. George Washington Carver is a pioneer of biofuels. Peanut Oil was first used to power... more

Before, The Soldier Story, Hurricane, Glory and Malcolm X, Denzel Starred in Mr. Holder's play When Chickens Come Home to Roost. Malcolm X's controversial remark spawned the historical play "When Chickens Come Home To Roost".... more

Join Author and Historian~ Leon Waters will discuss his book The Saint-Dominguean Creole protest songs were sung by slaves on plantations were one example of cultural transmission of the Haitian Revolution. The largest... more
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