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American history preserved through the use of Primary sources, Black History, African American History~ The african experience; Shared by the legends themselves, their descendants, loved ones, genealogist and scholars. Presented by The Gist of Freedom

On-Demand Episodes

?THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD? Written by Leslie Gist & William Beasley The play has been a dream of Leslie's for quite some time and now it is coming to fruition. Ms. Sherry Jackson, past foreman of The National Park Service asked... more

Tonight at 8pm learn more about William Lambert on The Gist of Freedom as we resume our reading of William Katz's book Breaking The Chains, Chapter 12 "Black Militias" William Lambert created the ?African American Mysteries; the... more

Black Whalers, with genealogist Earl Depass! Whaling: Opportunities for African Americans Four Whalers of African Descent The whaling industry, created several black abolitionists, entrepreneurs & philanthropists! Whaling Centered until the... more

Join William Jackson as he welcomes Malcolm X's 3rd daughter, iLyasah Shabazz! ilyasah Al-Shabazz is a community organizer, activist, motivational speaker, and author of the critically acclaimed Growing Up X . She is co-editor... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Pompey Fixico and William L. Katz. Pompey Fixico ancestors fought US slave-catchers and military units for 42 years in Florida. Mr. Katz and Mr.Fixico will discuss the three Seminole wars,... more

Book reading

Join The Gist of Freedom with host Preston Washington as he welcomes William Jackson, Jacksonville, Florida Public School's Bullying Prevention Director! William will discuss how the Dolphins NFL team could have prevented the... more

The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present to The African Burial Ground Lower Manhattan, Playwright, Judy Tate! Judy is the Producing Artistic Director of The American Slavery Project, a theatrical response to revisionism in this country's... more

Free Blacks, formerly kidnapped and Enslaved-Sued their Captors! Click and Listen tonight at 8pm ET- The Gist of Freedom welcomes Clayton Adams Solomon Northup's descendant. Clayton Adams and Preston Washington, The... more

September 15th is the 50th Anniversary of the "Four Little Girls" Church Bombing- Join The Gist "Gist of Freedom" host Preston Washington and Historian Leslye Joy Allen as they have a disscussion about "The Four Little Girls". I urge... more