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The Gist of Freedom

The Gist of Freedom Preserving American History through Black Literature . . .


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Join 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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Author and Professor Manisha Sinha's Monthly Recap and Black Historic Perspective! October is Black History Month in the U.K. And Miss Ireland is Black! Join us today at

The United States Capitol 1866 Blacks and Whites Celebrate the Passage of Civil Rights Amendment 1866 The Capitol: A Great America, in the Making! An 1866 illustration from Harper's Weekly shows white women, White Union soldiers and... more

Christmas, Celebrity Bible Readings, Blair Underwood

Join The Gist of Freedom as Shellie Gaines welcomes WETV's Vice President,,Ashley McFarlin Buie! Ashley M. Buie, founder of Bird's Eye Entertainment, Inc., continues to set the entertainment world on fire. Buie has... more

The Gist of Freedom is honored to welcome Michelle Daniels! The 2020 Presidential Election is historic and Michelle explains the controversies surrounding the swing state's delayed results. YouTube Link... more

Oblate Sisters of Providence Black Nuns at Saint Francis Academy in Baltimore. Listening now to Filmmaker Gloria Victoria Rolando Casamayor discuss her upcoming documentary about the Oblate Sisters. Gloria's mom an Afro-Cuban... more

Professor Manisha Sinha Examines America's Loss: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Landmark Civil Rights Events.

Free Afrcan Society's Black Nurses and the 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic In 1793, Philadelphia was as large and as cosmopolitan a city as could be found in the new United States. Until 1800, Philadelphia served as the... more

Jamaal Brown Presents A Series on Statutes and Monuments: Manna From Heaven. Tonight The Gist of Freedom along with host, Jamaal Brown honors Slavery Survivor Warriors, Freedom Fighters Who Sacrificed their Lives at... more
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