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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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

Join R. Lee Gordon, host of The Gist of Freedom as Historian Dr. Peter Dalleo shares the life of John W. Tillman. Mr. Tilman traveled via the Underground Railroad to self emancipation. An activist, after the Civil War Mr. Tillman... more

Dr. Bill J. Releford, a podiatric surgeon based in Los Angeles, is a graduate of the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program: The mission of the Black Barbershop Health Outreach... more

Live at the Historical Underground Railroad Museum at The Belmont Mansion, Philadelphia, Karen Jones Meadows presents Harriet's Return. Karen is spectacular! The Gist of Freedom was blessed with the opportunity to record an... more

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
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