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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Interested in Touring Africa?.. Meet Marlene Ware of THREAD. An outreach organization, THREAD inc. is engaged in cultural exchange projects with schools, universities, and orphanages.

Read the book, African Americans On U.S. Currency; Black Treasurers and Signers. Check your Money, it may be worth MORE than it's face value! Join us, as R. Lee Gordon introduces us to the author, Sherrod Gresham on The Gist... more

Black Inventors Playing Cards is a one of a kind Historical and Educational deck of cards. Meet the creator, Anthony Green as he tells his inspiring story to Dave Evans on The Gist of Freedom

Listen to a performance by Eileen Miller, as she reenacts, the story of Mary Elizabeth Bowser, a freed slave who courageously pretended to be a slave and stole the Confederates' War plan while enslaved in the Confederate White.

Meet Rod Taylor, South African Photographer. Mr. Taylor specializes in reportage photography. Published in newspapers and magazines in the United States, South Africa and Australia he is currently director of Rea International Group,... more

Mrs. Rosetta Quinsenberry, author of "A Saga of The Black Family" is on tonight!

Join The Gist of Freedom host, R. Lee Gordon and renowned Cartoonist, Dawud Anyabwile. Mr. Anyabwile is an Emmy Award-winning graphic artist whose work can be seen on MTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, TNT an NBA TV. Dawud... more

Join R. Lee Gordon as he welcomes Author, Professor Zetta Elliott on The Gist of Freedom show. Born in Canada, Zetta Elliott has spent the past fourteen years studying, writing, and teaching in the U.S. Tonight Zetta will discuss her... more

Mom Charged, for enrolling child, Attorney Activist, Michael Coard gives Push Nevahda his legal prospective. Michael Coard successfully pressured the President's House Museum to commemorate the enslaved africans who escaped... more

Actor, Steve Anderson is abolitionists Thaddeus Stevens! The Gist of Freedom show talks with Steve Anderson a multi-dimensional talent; Mr. Anderson is an Actor, Voice-over expert and E-book Narrator. As part of Pennsylvania... more
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