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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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R. Lee and Publisher, Dave Evans~ BackStage Access ~ Magazine candidly discussing the explosive publishing industry. "Through God All Things is Possible" Dave once incarcerated used his time to get closer to God. He read extensively,... more

First Lady, Michelle Obama's Rally~ NYC~ October 18~ St. James Theater

Jeremy Williams promotes Lewis Tappan's induction into the National Abolition Hall of Fame with Bioarchaeologist, Meredith A. Ellis. Free Event!!!! Lewis Tappan and the 1834 Race Relations: Abolition, Bioarchaeology, and the Presbyterian... more

Mobbed in Utica: Welcomed in Utica on October 21, 1835, an angry crowd surrounded Bleecker Street Church in Utica, NY. Inside were over 600 abolitionist they gathered to form the first New York Anti-Slavery society. On... more

Join Children Authoress, Kelly Starling Lyons and R.Lee Gordon on The Gist of Freedom Blog Talk Radio. Listen as Kelly and Lee talk about "A Million Men and Me" a wonderful book which creatively captures this historic moment for... more

Princeton, NJ is known for Michele Obama's Alma mater Princeton University but very few are aware of the fact that Princeton also has a historical black section. Former African American Mayor, Mr. Floyd will teach us more about The... more

Christopher Fennell, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, says communities connected to old black towns are saying: " 'Don't tell us about brutality in the past. Tell us about how African Americans... more

For the last two decades Jacob Morris has committed his life to helping lead the fight for preserving history through the dedications of New York City Street Signs.The street namings were pushed largely by the Harlem Historical Society.... more

Push Nevahda introduces you to Abolitionist, Frances Watkins Harper, through interpreter Diane Hetes. Frances Watkins Harper a dear friend and colleague of John Brown and William Still, born a free woman in 1825 in York, PA- in 1854... more

R.Lee Gordon talks with Joe Head
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