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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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William Katz lectures on The Standing Rock Protest against the XL Pipeline and Black Lives Matter to the history uncovered in Black Indians. Why Black Lives Matter is fighting alongside Dakota Access Pipeline protesters On Aug. 27,... more

Cecilio Binn Vocational Schools

Join Mariam Guilliams in a serious discussion about this image: Black Jesus from an Egyptian American Coptic Christian's perspective. "Earliest known image of Jesus Christ, from the Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt. This painting of Jesus is... more

THE LINCOLN BRIGADE FIGHTS WORLD FASCISM w/ Author William L. Katz At this moment in history, in 2016, many feel more is at stake than the White House or the election of a woman as President of the United States. They point... more

Anti-Fascism Ladies

Harriet Tubman, "Wade In The Water" Watch Sweet Honey In the Rock perform Wade In The Water! http://bit.ly/WadeNWater You're Invited Harriet Returns Starring Karen Jones Meadows! In 1896,Harriet Tubman bought 25 acres where... more

Prof. Dr. William Hayashi an award-winning screen writer and a novelist will discuss Nixon's & The Right Wing's War on, S.N.C.C, and The Black Intelligentsia! Topics: Nixon, Fort Knox and The World Trade Center Lincoln and... more

Daddy and Daughter Dance, with organizerDerek Phillips; Mayor Ford, Nat'l Black Convention!!

Prince Tribute, Freddie Gray Song , with intro, Ida B Wells (Ruby Dee) Lynching Crusader Purple Reigns The World in honor to Prince Prince released a song dedicated to and titled "Baltimore," Does anybody hear us pray for Michael... more

In honor of Women's History Month William Loren Katz will discuss warrior women like Colonel Carmen Robles from two of his 40 of historical books! "Colonel Carmen Amelia Robles, an Afro-Mexican Woman Leader in the... more
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