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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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ANNOUNCING THE LINCOLN BRIGADE THE AUDIO BOOK!!! How to order the audio book? Go to -- to order the audio book. This is the introduction to the audio book by Producers Lesley Gist and William Loren Katz:... more

4.6 Million + Petition Electors Dump Trump Meet the organizer, Daniel Brezenoff on The Gist of Freedom with hosts Roy Paul. Brezenoff garnered over 4.6 million signers! Jill Stein's recount fund-raiser yields $4M in under 2 days! EMAIL... more

Parallels of Post-Reconstruction and Post-Obama Reconstruction Era" MONDAY, June, 2011 Listening to The Gist of Freedom Archives .... Parallels of Post-Reconstruction and Post-Obama Reconstruction Era As I witness the... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk to actress Winter Lee about her role in "Loving" a film which celebrates interracial love, marriage and family! 8pm ET RICHMOND,... more

Listen to the Audio Book Black Abolitionists, by Benjamin Quarles In Chicago, the response to the new fugitive slave law was swift and dramatic. To protect its members from ?being borne back to bondage,? the group created a vigilance... more

Fintan O'Toole: The United Hates of America has raised its middle finger to the world Take down the Stars and Stripes. And raise in its stead the new flag of the United States: an all-white banner with, at its centre, a big fist with the middle... more

Donald Trump has a lot in common with former Confederates 120 years ago – urging his minions to go to ?certain areas? on Election Day and ?watch? who is voting - REMINISCENT OF THE TENSIONS WHICH LED TO THE... more

Farewell President Obama, with photographer Bill Allen!! William ( Bill ) Allen is a writer / photographer and executive director at Perception Photography. He has practiced his skilled for over thirty ( 30 ) years. His work product has appeared... more

Alexander Hamilton's Great Falls in Paterson, NJ #CreoleHamilton The Broadway phenomenon ?Hamilton? – Special airs Friday Oct. 21, 2016 on PBS Visit Hamilton's statue at The Great Falls in Paterson NJ! Vaughn McKoy, Esq. a... more

Smithsonian Nat'l African American Museum of History Black History Tours has donated tickets to The Gist of Freedom! Tune in to learn more... or visit Topic of discussion Ida B. Wells... more
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