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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 The Gist of Freedom as we discuss The Michael Brown and Eric Garner Grand Jury Verdicts, Police not Indicted, ForThe deaths of Unarmed Black Men, with Roy Paul! Weeks before the shooting death of Michael Brown this... more

Tonight learn about Maggie L Walker~ the first African-American woman to found a bank and serve as its president. In 1899.Maggie Walker was the Secretary Treasurer of the Independent Order of St. Luke (IOSL) a self help, benevolent... more

Please Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Adam Tulloch from Great Britian's Production of the play ‘Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African' Olaudah Equiano Survived The Middle Passage, purchased his freedom,... more

The Gist of Freedom is pleased to welcome renowned filmmaker and Television host Keith Beauchamp. On one of Keith's latest installments of Investigation Discovery's Injustice Files Keith Beuachamp explores ?sundown towns?... more

Join The Gist of Freedom, as Preston Washington welcomes one of the world's most conscious rappers, PR, Paul Robeson

Tonight on The Gist of Freedom listen to excerpts from the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a survivor of the middle passage! --Survived The Middle Passage, purchased his freedom, became a black... more

Tonight at 8pm ET join The Gist of Freedom as host, Preston Washington welcomes the world renowned Juneteenth Historian/Actress, Melissa Waddy-Thibodeaux! Melissa, a Texan will discuss Juneteenth and The Buffalo... more

Tonight at 8pm ET Audio Book, Listen to A Reading of Frederick Douglass' Autobiography ~ Mr. Douglass shares his Courageous Escape on The Gist of Freedom on iTunes more

A Light Shines in Harlem: New York's First Charter School and the Movement it Led (Chicago Press:Sept.2014) by Mary C. Bounds, forward by iconic civil and human rights icon, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, co-founder of Sisulu-Walker Charter... more

Join The Gist of Freedom, The Black History Internet Radio show as Dr. Ishmael Griffin welcomes author Uriah Israel. Today our discussion, going green, living organically will honor George Washington Carver!... more
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