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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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Join WWW.BlackHistoryUniversity.com and Historian Byron Saunders as we discuss the History of The US OPEN STADIUMS, Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong!

Join the Gist of Freedom and Kimberly Simmons as we welcome Tamara Lanier. Mrs. Lanier will give us an update on her lawsuit against Harvard. Lawsuit by gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of slavery survivor blasts Harvard for collecting licensing... more

Join the Gist of Freedom and Kimberly Simmons as we welcome Tamara Lanier. Mrs. Lanier will give us an update on her lawsuit against Harvard. Lawsuit by gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of slavery survivor blasts Harvard for collecting licensing... more

Alelia Bundles, Madam C.J. Walker's descendant and preserverationist gives The Gist of Freedom an update on Madam C.J. Walker's latest exciting projects. Netflix Series Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture products The Madam Walker... more

A Lesson on Civics, The 2018 Mideterm Election with Roy Paul... This show is dedicated to Matthias de Sousa Matthias de Sousa, was the only black person to serve in the colonial Maryland legislature. As such he is the first... more

Hundreds of Authors who survived slavery, penned books, newspapers, pamphlets and speeches without using the N-Word, yet today the word is unavoidable! Garrett Fortner III, the Brooklyn Grassroot Publisher and founder... more

The Gist of Freedom is honored to invite you to a lecture, the vigilant genealogist, Matriach and author Catherine Meehan Blount will discuss her famillies' rich legacy in homesteading! Carving out a place for themselves: Black... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Our Visiting Lecturer The University of Glasgow's Professor Simon P. Newton. The topic of discussion: The Runaway Slaves Ads in Eighteenth-Century Britain project! It has created a searchable... more

Author Dr. Myers Lectures from her book "The Invisible Queen" Queen Charlotte America's last Queen, The Queen of Color! http://www.myerspublishing.com/ The Invisible Queen which tells the surprising story of Queen Charlotte, including... more
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