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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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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

Steven Yeager, antique dealer talks with Jamaal Brown, Host of The Gist of Freedom show about his riveting images. USphotoSHOWS.com

Carol the Founder of Flourish & Bloom Entertainment, enjoys working with a wide range of clients. Carol's mission ~ connecting philanthropists with children's charities, on a Global scale.... more

Fellas, Football Historians..Join host, R. Lee on the Gist of Freedom Sunday, Mother's Day and Football Great, Mr. Marlin Briscoe! Mr. Briscoe the first black starting quarterback in the NFL. As a rookie quarterback with the Broncos, Mr.... more

Join Jamaal Brown the Host of The Gist of Freedom as he learns more about the International Youth Leadership Institute of Harlem and the trips they sponsor for their student leaders. Director Michael Webb is excited about the IYLI's annual... more

Join Julie Finch, "Coming To The Table" joined this extraordinary group in an effort to use her family's slave records to help African American trace their roots.
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