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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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Ken Morris is a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. Join Ken as we discuss his family's latest project, Picturing Frederick Douglass, AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF THE NINETEENTH... more

Free Appraisal show Sponsored By Swann Galleries and Wyatt Houston Day Tonight @7:30 Join The Gist of Freedom as we announce a Free Appraisal show Sponsored by Wyatt Houston of Swann Galleries! |... more

Aunt Pearlie Sue is the creation of Anita Singleton-Prather, a native of the Sea Islands in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Based on her grandmother, Aunt Pearlie-Sue's character has entertained audiences with Gullah-flavored folktales... more

Tonight Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk to Maroon Scholar Hoshaiah Khalil about the World Premiere of the film Queen Nanny - Monday, October 19, 2015 At The United Nations, New York City more

Tonight on The Gist of Freedom meet a descendant of Queen Nanny, Vandane Carpenter! World Premiere --- Monday, October 19, 2015 (United Nations, New York City) Encore World Premiere --- Tuesday,... more

Join The Gist of Freedom and hear Queen Quet discuss the Gullah/Geechee Movement from the Middle Passage to The United Nation's Slavery Monument, with Guest hosts Stella Antley and Dr. Sidney Davis! by... more

Ghana, The Underground Railroad, Adinkra Symbols Quilts with Eileen Edwards Join Lesley Gist on The Gist of Freedom African textile motifs and indigenous writing symbols were integrated into African American... more

FROM THE SOUTH BRONX TO SOUTH AFRICA. Global citizenship is more than a notion. African American and Latino students are among the groups least likely to participate in international study. We believe that has to change in order to... more

Join Poet Sandra Still-Barnes, as she shares her reflections of the 911, September 11th World Trade Center, Twin Tower Destruction, The African Burial Ground, The Wall Street Slave Trade, The World Trade Center. Sandra... more

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome World Renowned Former Antique Roadshow Collector Phillip Merrill! Mr. Merrill will discuss Commemorate Marcus Garvey's Birthdy, his artifacts related to The Underground Railroad First Family,... more
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