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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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The Radiation Crisis in Japan: As the scale of Japan's nuclear crisis is becoming clear, experts believe that radioactive releases of steam from crippled nuclear reactor plants could go on for weeks to months and that a nuclear meltdown is... more

Join The Gist of Freedom Host, R. Lee Gordon and Elizabeth Rankin-Fulcher, descendant John Rankin. Rev. Rankin, a Presbyterian minister was one of the earliest voices in the country against slavery. Rankin's "Letters on Slavery" - -... more

Talk Food with A. Rebecca Johnson and The Gist of Freedom host, Jamaal Brown. Ms. Johnson owns and operates a food company called Reeal Snacks™ that creates organic health snacks for kids, free of added sugar... more

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
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