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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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Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Dan Duster, the grandson of the Anti-Lynching Crusader, Ida B. Wells! "I had bought a pistol the first thing after Tom Moss was lynched, because I expected some cowardly retaliation from the lynchers. I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap…I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit!" - "In 1893, excluding Sundays, a Coloured man was lynched every day from January to December." Ida never feared the lynch mob, she had faith in God to protect her: ?Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me? (Psalms 23:4). A threat to her life was not going to stop her from her crusade.The Review of Reviews announced that Wells, ?a talented and resolute young lady of colour?, was on a pilgrimage around the British Isles to campaign on the subject of Negro lynching; they also published these Sadistic Statistics, "in 1893, excluding Sundays, a Coloured man was lynched every day from January to December." Ida B. Wells
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The Gist of Freedom ~ Live @ The Still's Reunion~ Underground Railroad First Family. Host R.Lee Gordon Discusses the importance of celebrating Faith and Family with the Still brothers' (Dr. James, William and Peter-Gist) descendants.

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