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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 with host Roy Paul as he speaks with attorney activist Michael Coard. Michael Coard will discuss how voters and city officials decided after being sued for police brutality it was more feasible to shutdown Jennings... more

Join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we discuss how Darren Wilson's Former Racist Ridden Police Department in Jennings Mo., was Disbanded- EVERY officer Was dismissed! We'll also discuss the East Louis Massacre of... more

Tonight Listen to The Gist of Freedom! We will be joined by community activist iEsha Sekou from Street Corner Resources. iEsha will discuss The Michael Brown Case, Ferguson, Demilitarizing local police departments and Restoring Police... more

Mike Brown Demonstrators, Tear Gassed, Told Not to protest after sundown in Ferguson Mo. & White Reporters Arrested -------- Missourians discuss the Gassing of "Mike Brown's Peaceful Protestors", the arrest of the journalists and... more

As We Celebrate President Obama's Historic, First Time Ever, African Summit, let us reflect on our history, Marcus Garvey, Paul Cuffe and Ron Brown with Garvey's descendant, Renaldo Ricketts, Historian and Genealogist. Cuffe, first a whaling... more

Chapter 8 and 9, Runaways and Maroons; Revolts in the Age of Revolution, Breaking The Chains by William L. Katz "will force many readers to reexamine their assumptions about American history… Young readers will... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Dan Duster, the grandson of the Anti-Lynching Crusader, Ida B. Wells! "I had bought a pistol the first thing after Tom Moss was lynched, because I expected some cowardly retaliation from the... more

Chapter 6, Music for Jesus Lyrics of Freedom; Chapter 7 Flight and Revolt, Runaways and Maroons Michael Row the Boat Ashore "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore" is an African-american spiritual. It was first noted during the American... more

Join The Gist of Freedom at in a conversation with Dr. Sidney Davis regarding the continent of Africa, and President Obama's foreign policy initiatives.

Join The Gist of Freedom,, as we continue our audio book reading Breaking The Chains by William L. Katz - Chapter 5 Urban Slave Resistance~ Jordan Hatcher was a seventeen-year-old enslaved tobacco worker... more
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