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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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SYNDICATED RADIO HOST MICHAEL BAISDEN, URGED HIS 10 MILLION LISTENERS TO WATCH THIS "MUST SEE FILM !" Filmmaker & public speaker Reginald Bullock is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the... more

"Harriet's Return...reaches inside its heroine's thoughts all the way to her soul...The playwright supplies Harriet with "voices" who embody, among other flesh-and-blood characters, the voices inside Harriet's head that guide her to her... more

Special Show in Honor of Martin Luther King's Birthday, and The Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary. Listen to a freedom rider's actual interview during the 1960's demonstration introduced by the legendary Ossie Davis. Additionally, we have a... more

Illinois University Civil Rights Trip Dean, Jamie Clark coordinates an annual trip of civic service and civil rights training. Jamie, fresh off the tour bus will share her experience and how it relates to the Congresswoman's Assassination Attempt... more

Ms. Aldith McConney, author "Life, Love, Laughter: A Witness in Christ in Me", joins Host, Push Nevahda tonight on The Gist of Freedom show to discuss her forthcoming Book, Stargazing in Autumn.

Authoress, Barbara Haskins, "Let New Woman Rise" joins The Gist of Freedom host, R. Lee Gordon in a candid discussion about her inspirational book of poetry, her television show Fade to Black and her research on Black Electrical... more

Professor Barksdale, author of the book, The African-American Family's Guide to Tracing Our Roots advises genealogists on The Gist of Freedom show with host Push. Other topics include Professor Barksdale's latest essay, "From Dreams of... more

Alex Haley, in his own words, tells of his research journey to Roots! Tonight, December 26th~ 6pm -7:30 on The Gist of Freedom Show.

Board Game Creator, Mrs. Shirley Everett and Host, Push Nevahda Giveaway Abundant Life Board Game on The Gist of Freedom blog Talk Radio show! To learn more about Mrs. Everett please visit... more

Here's a powerful young man with an inspiring story who's now helping all our children realize their greatness. Jamaal Brown Creator of the 365 Days of Black Facts Calendar Topics include Mr. Dumas, an African American creator of The... more
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