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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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WWW.BlackHistory University Presents~Historian Dr.Nathan Hare of The Black Think Tank lectures on Millionaire, Activist/Aboltionist, Mary Ellen Pleasant Mary Ellen Pleasant a woman born into slavery who became a millionaire and a... more

Abolitionist, Charles Sumner's Bloody Kansas "Ballot Box" Speech, resulted in him being beaten on the floor of Congress. A beating so severe, it took him three years to recover. Our guest, the director of The Museum of African American... more

Live from the Occupy Wall Street Rally, New York NY Picketers marched yesterday as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began three weeks ago in Lower Manhattan and has spread across the U.S. The New York crowd... more

Join Vegan Cookie entrepreneurs, George and Audra Goss as they speak with The Gist of Freedom host, A. Rebecca Johnson of Healthy School Food Coalition.Org Initially the couple worked out of their home in Washington... more

On February 25, Swann Galleries conducted their 15th annual auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana. Highlights ranged from material on slavery and abolition to artifacts of the modern Civil Rights movement, and an important... more

Allen's works hang in museums and galleries, and are coveted by collectors. For more than two decades her needlework creations had told her story and depicted scenes from black history and legends. Her themes, African-American... more

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
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