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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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Alelia Bundles, Madam C.J. Walker's descendant and preserverationist gives The Gist of Freedom an update on Madam C.J. Walker's latest exciting projects. Netflix Series Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture products The Madam Walker... more

Speech, Founder of Arrested Development Lectures on his New Documentaries, The N-Factory and 16 Bars! Arrested Development's Speech For Speech it's a homecoming replete with memories of growing up in Milwaukee, the son of a... more

A Lesson on Civics, The 2018 Mideterm Election with Roy Paul... This show is dedicated to Matthias de Sousa Matthias de Sousa, was the only black person to serve in the colonial Maryland legislature. As such he is the first... more

Hundreds of Authors who survived slavery, penned books, newspapers, pamphlets and speeches without using the N-Word, yet today the word is unavoidable! Garrett Fortner III, the Brooklyn Grassroot Publisher and founder... more

The Gist of Freedom is honored to invite you to a lecture, the vigilant genealogist, Matriach and author Catherine Meehan Blount will discuss her famillies' rich legacy in homesteading! Carving out a place for themselves: Black... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Our Visiting Lecturer The University of Glasgow's Professor Simon P. Newton. The topic of discussion: The Runaway Slaves Ads in Eighteenth-Century Britain project! It has created a searchable... more

Author Dr. Myers Lectures from her book "The Invisible Queen" Queen Charlotte America's last Queen, The Queen of Color! http://www.myerspublishing.com/ The Invisible Queen which tells the surprising story of Queen Charlotte, including... more

Queen City Charlotte, North Carolina Honors Queen Charlotte England's First Black Queen! Listen to a Lecture by Adria Focht, president & CEO of The Charlotte Museum of History on The Book, Queen Charlotte The Invisible... more

Join Philip Merrill, founder of Nanny Jack Co. as we honor pilot Tammie Jo Shults, Cornelius Coffey and Bessie Coleman! Tammie Jo Shults is the pilot who bravely flew Southwest Flight 1380 to safety after part of its left engine ripped... more

Wyatt Day Martin Luther King, Paul Robeson and The Parkland Survivors!
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