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Descendant Tamara Lanier Explains Suit Against Harvard And Slavery Images

June 27th, 2019

40:00

Descendant Tamara Lanier Explains Suit Against Harvard And Slavery Images

The Gist of Freedom and Guest host Kimberly Simmons welcomes Tamara Lanier. Join us as Mrs. Lanier updates us on her suit against Harvard

Lawsuit …

Langston Hughes, Jesse B. Semple by Lewis Cole, Now Theater

March 13th, 2017

40:00

Langston Hughes,  Jesse B. Semple by Lewis Cole, Now Theater

Slavery Survivors' Descendants Own Nat Turner Plantation!

March 10th, 2017

58:00

Slavery Survivors' Descendants Own Nat Turner Plantation! Turner Family offer Nat Turner's  Cave, to be part of driving tour | http://bit.ly/NatTurnerTour

The Turner descendants gained a piece of history when they …

Origins Of Watch Night Service - Tied To Emancipation Proclamation!

December 31st, 2016

1:11:00

Origins of Watch Night Service! 

Black Methodists and Baptists celebrate Watch Night, December 31, 1862  the Emancipation Proclamation would go into …

Black Farmers, Timothy Pigford Class Action Lawsuit

December 17th, 2016

1:15:00

Greetings friends, Tonight on ..."Make Some Noise," with Empress Mariam" and The Gist of Freedom... is Mr. Timothy Pigford. He is a black farmer who won a class action lawsuit against the federal government. Problem …

Former CIA Operative Calls for Special Election, due to Russian Interference-

December 10th, 2016

1:07:00

Former CIA Operative Robert Baer says if the CIA can prove that Russia interfered with the 2016 election then the US should vote again... 

4 Million+ Petition Electors To Dump Trump Meet The organizer Brezenoff

November 26th, 2016

1:29:00

4 Million+ Petition Electors To Dump Trump Meet The organizer Brezenoff

Petitions, Black Abolitionists & The Gag Rule

Thousands of Anti-Slavery …

Cecilio Binn, T & L host and- History of Blacks Combating Fascism

August 13th, 2016

37:00

Cecilio Binn, T & L host and- History of Blacks Combating Fascism; Paul Robeson 

As William L. Katz explains in The Lincoln Brigade: A Picture …

Prison & Street Life Survivor;Reformist & Christian Activist, Scott Young!

August 8th, 2016

57:00

Join The Gist of Freedom, Scott Young Prison Survivor, shares his personal story of redemption and activism. 

Photo of Scott with a little admirer. The little boy greeted him with a leap on his lap. He immediately …

T and L Radio History in Review, Celebrating Our Victories Not our Miseries-

August 6th, 2016

47:00

T and L Radio History in Review, Celebrating Our Victories Not our Miseries-

Black Lives Matter Economic Protest Go Global!

July 16th, 2016

1:05:00

In speeches Mrs. Walker, the founder of  St. Luke Penny Savings Bank. had reasoned, "Let us put our money together; let us use our money; Let us put our money out at usury among ourselves, and reap the benefit …

East New York, Radio Live ~4th of July Black History weekend

July 2nd, 2016

1:35:00

East New York Radio Live, 4th of July Weekend!

Sojourner Truth and all other New York enslaved Blacks were emancipated on The 4th of July, 1827.

In …

Officer Throws Female High School Student Across Classroom

October 28th, 2015

35:00

 Officer Throws Female High School Student Across Classroom

A video of a "school resource officer" at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South …

Explorer, York Gist , Lewis and Clark Expedition with Marlene Rivero

October 16th, 2015

31:00

Marlene Rivero portrays York's mother, whose son was the African-American Guide on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The painting is a self portrait as York's Mother Rose.Marlene Rivero developed her character in response …

HUD Grant Writing and Capacity Building Training with Melani Douglass

August 2nd, 2015

32:00

Melani N. Douglass is the Community Engagement Manager for Everyman Theatre - host of the Capacity Building Workshop presented by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was introduced to Everyman …

Twelve Years A Slave, Solomon Northup descendant, Irene Zahos..Call To Action!

June 18th, 2015

48:00

Twelve Years A Slave, Solomon Northup descendant, Irene Zahos..Call To Action!

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Irene Zahos! Mrs. Zahos is …

Militant Abolitionist/Vigilance Member, William Lambert, Arrested slaveowner

June 1st, 2015

3:00

Join The Gist of Freedom, www.blackhistoryblog.com, as we welcome William Lambert's descendant Christina Streety-Napier!

Lambert was a friend of …

Sermon - The Battle Is Not Yours~ Rev. Hilton Mount Olive Baptist Hackensack NJ

April 17th, 2015

33:00

Sermon - The Battle Is Not Yours~ Rev. Hilton Mount Olive Baptist Hackensack NJ

Listen to socio-political analyst Cleo Manago discuss 2 cops shot in Ferguson

March 13th, 2015

1:24:00

Listen to socio-political analyst Cleo Manago discuss, Two officers shot in Ferguson... Don't Shoot Them Down, Shut Them Down! 

Two cops were shot in …

Brain Awareness Day! Bronx NY; LavonneHunter@gmail.com

March 9th, 2015

30:00

Brain Awareness Day! SYNAPTIK FOUNDATION. Come out to The Learning Tree at 801 Bartholdi Street in the Bronx this Saturday from 1-5pm for Pi and …

Historic Black Town, Boley OK, Fended OFF “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s Bank Robbers

February 23rd, 2015

17:00

Listen to The Gist of Freedom tonight as we talk with Jennifer Nelson a descendant of the historical black town, Boley OK.

One of the first nationally …

100 Black Men In Law Enforcement

December 22nd, 2014

53:00

100 Black Men In Law Enforcement

100 Black Men In Law Enforcement discuss the Brooklyn Nwe York police officers killed.

Suspected shooter reportedly …

Get Out The Vote ~ With Activist Stella Antley

November 4th, 2014

37:00

Get Out The Vote with Activist Stella Antley!

 

This show is dedicated to the memory of

Octavius Catto ~In 1871, during the the first election in which …

The Ebola or Ebo-Lie Outbreak, w/ Sierra Leonean Hindowa Saidu!

October 18th, 2014

41:00

The Ebola outbreak, please Join The Gist of Freedom, The Black History Internet Radio show in welcoming Sierra Leonean Hindowa Saidu!

"On Thursday the …

Playwright Rickerby Hinds and NAACP Terry T. Major - Standing Up For Justice!

October 13th, 2014

1:07:00

Playwright Rickerby Hinds and NAACP Criminal Justice Chair Terry Taalib Major - Standing Up For Justice!

Wednesday October 15, 6-9pm PCT

Special performance of DREAMSCAPE

Cesar Chavez Community Center Auditorium

2o60 …

Filmmaker, Thomas Allen Harris, Through a Lens Darkly..The Emergence of a People

September 29th, 2014

1:01:00

Join The Gist of Freedom tonight as we welcome filmmaker, Thomas Allen Harris.  Inspired by Deborah Willis’ book, Reflections in Black, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY (Willis is also a co-producer) casts a broad net that begins …

Live| Jazz @ Lincoln Center - Ron Westray

September 28th, 2014

30:00

Ron Westray -Live at Jazz at The Lincoln Center!  Ron talks about his latest CD Jimi Jazz, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Jennie Dean 1852- 1913 ~Founded Manassas Technical School w/ Dr. P.J. Merrill!

September 16th, 2014

31:00

Jennie Dean (1852-1913)

Undaunted Faith~ Manassas Industrial School & Jennie Dean Memorial

The most significant person in the founding of the …

Black Wall Street, The Play with The Director, Exec. Poducer & Cast!

September 12th, 2014

33:00

Tonight join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we talk with the executive producer Walter Puryear, the director Michael Green and cast …

Jamel Robinson, founder of the Jamel Robinson Child Welfare Reform Initiative

September 8th, 2014

24:00

Tonight on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com, we'll talk with Jamel Robinson, founder of the Jamel Robinson Child Welfare Reform Initiative!

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1837-1915 Amanda Berry Smith devoted her life to the …

The State of Black Studies, with Historian Yul Anderson

August 18th, 2014

28:00

Tonight on The Gist of Freedom Join Historian Yul Anderson. He will explain the State of Black Studies and his statement below.

"Black Studies program …

The 145th Still "Underground Railroad" Family Reunion

August 10th, 2014

37:00

Join The Gist of freedom and host Roy Paul at The Still Family's 145th Reunion!

The Underground Railroad First Family ~The Still Family William Still, …

James Brown Music: Watch James Brown's daughter Dr. Yamma Brown

August 5th, 2014

1:01:00

EURweb’s Lee Bailey caught up with Dr. Yamma Brown  James Brown's daughter on the red carpet at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. She talks about the film, 

“Get On Up” the new James Brown bio-pic the family’s …

Educational Hip Hop - Rapper LAK

August 4th, 2014

50:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Lak, Hip Hop at it's best!

Larry “LAK” Henderson is the founder of Smart Music Entertainment, and the creator …

Christians & Pan-africanism~The Bible Dr. Davis, Pianki-Book Breaking the Chains

August 2nd, 2014

1:56:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we listen to Chapter 6, Music for Jesus Lyrics of Freedom and a lively discussion with Pan-Africanist Dr. Sidney and Pianki. Evangelical preaching had caused some whites to question the …

Bordentown School Restoration Underway w/ Electrical Contractor John WHite

July 28th, 2014

23:00

Bordentown School -volunteers needed - restoration underway with volunteer electrical contractor John White! A museum on the once thriving black …

The Movie, Lean On Me w/ Alum & Author Dr. Pinky Miller, Life After Lean On Me

July 20th, 2014

44:00

Have you ever watched the blockbuster hit movie, Lean on Me, starring Morgan Freeman? Have you ever wondered what happened to the REAL students from the Lean on Me movie? 

Well, Dr. Pinky Miller is a graduate along with …

Freedom Summer 64' w/ Harvey Boyd formerly of The Washington Post!

June 30th, 2014

33:00

Listen in now, Freedom Summer Survivor, Harvey Boyd, formerly of The Washington Post!

Image: Reporters for the New York Amsterdam News at work in the newsroom, 1936. Photo by Lucien Aigner.

Harvey Boyd reflects on his …

Chet Whye, Charlie Rangel's Campaign Consultant, Talks about The Victory w/ Roy

June 29th, 2014

1:08:00

Chet Whye, Charles Rangel's Campaign Consultant, Talks about The Victory w/ Roy Paul

"Rangel defeated his main challenger Adriano Espaillat by fewer …

Juneteenth Mexico's Black President Ended Slavery Fought Texas & Aided Enslaved

June 16th, 2014

31:00

Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s first black president

Texas President Sam Houston lamented  that " two valuable negro boys for which I had paid in cash $2100 previous to my visit to Nashville, ran away last spring to Mexico. …

Juneteenth Mexico's Black President Ended Slavery Fought Texas & Aided Enslaved

June 16th, 2014

30:00

Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s first black president

Texas President Sam Houston lamented  that " two valuable negro boys for which I had paid in cash $2100 previous to my visit to Nashville, ran away last spring to Mexico. …

Genealogist, Gist family, African Am., Native Am , White Abolitionist

May 16th, 2014

49:00

Peter Gist Still the long lost enslaved brother of the Father of The Underground Railroad,  William Still. After 40 years Peter is reunited with his mother Charity Still!

Samuel Gist was a resident of Great Britain and …

NAACP- California Branch Honorees w/ Pres. Woodie Rucker-Hughes

May 9th, 2014

41:00

NAACP-Riverside Branch’s 2014 Freedom Fund Celebration & Listen tonight to Ida B. Wells' Speech read by Ruby Dee!**

 The event recognizes those who have made significant contributions in the community. NAACP …

Louise Dente, Cultural Caravan TV, Producer and Founder

April 25th, 2014

30:00

Louise Dente, Cultural Caravan TV, Producer and Founder

12 Year's A Slave ~Solomon Northup's White Descendant

March 21st, 2014

36:00

Irene Northrup-Zahos, is the great, great granddaughter of Solomon Northup, the author of 'Twelve Years a Slave'. She is related to Solomon via his …

First rehearsal/ Reading Underground Railroad Play

January 2nd, 2014

56:00

“THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD”

Written by Leslie Gist & William Beasley 

The play has been a dream of Leslie’s for quite some time and now it is coming to fruition. Ms. Sherry Jackson, past foreman of The National Park …

Book Reading: Real Djangos, Breaking The Chains, Author Wm. Katz

December 30th, 2013

26:00

Tonight at 8pm learn more about William Lambert on The Gist of Freedom as we resume our reading of William Katz's book Breaking The Chains, Chapter 12 "Black Militias" 

William Lambert created the “African American …

Black Whalers w/ genealogist Earl Depass

December 27th, 2013

52:00

Black Whalers,  with genealogist Earl Depass!

Whaling: Opportunities for African Americans 

Four Whalers of African Descent

The whaling industry, …

Malcolm X's Daughter, Author & Activist ILYASAH SHABAZZ; Little Malcolm

December 20th, 2013

34:00

Join William Jackson as he welcomes Malcolm X's 3rd daughter, iLyasah Shabazz! 

ilyasah Al-Shabazz is a community organizer, activist, motivational …

Seminole Indians w/ Pompey Fixico And William L. Katz

December 13th, 2013

57:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Pompey Fixico and William L. Katz.  Pompey Fixico ancestors fought US slave-catchers and military units for 42 years in Florida.

Mr. Katz and Mr.Fixico will discuss the three …

Bullying; Public Playgrounds to Private Professional Locker Rooms

November 18th, 2013

40:00

Join The Gist of Freedom with host Preston Washington as he welcomes William Jackson, Jacksonville, Florida Public School's Bullying Prevention …

Judy Tate,Emmy Award Winning Theatrical Writer

November 4th, 2013

30:00

The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present to The African Burial Ground Lower Manhattan, Playwright, Judy Tate! 
Judy is the Producing Artistic Director of The American Slavery Project, a theatrical response to …

Movie 12 Yrs A Slave, Book Reading Solomon Northup

October 13th, 2013

53:00

Free Blacks, formerly kidnapped and Enslaved-Sued their Captors!

Click and Listen tonight at 8pm ET- The Gist of Freedom welcomes Clayton Adams …

Four Little Girls Bombing- Brother Fate Morris

September 13th, 2013

1:12:00

September 15th is the 50th Anniversary of the "Four Little Girls" Church Bombing-  Join The Gist  "Gist of Freedom"  host Preston Washington and Historian Leslye Joy Allen as they have a disscussion about "The Four …

Simmons' Redemption Tubman Sex Tape-Tubman Niece's Letter

August 23rd, 2013

1:11:00

Russell Simmons' Apology and Redemption after uploading a "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape".. Produce a film on the life and times of Harriet Tubman with …

The Deadly Christiana Slave Rescue/Riot & The Liberty Laws

August 20th, 2013

1:28:00

The Christiana deadly Rescue...The Slaver demanded Parker to turn over his “property” meaning the two African Men he was hunting. Parker, a …

Harriet Tubman Sex Tape ~ Russell Simmons

August 16th, 2013

26:00

Harriet Tubman Sex Tape - a discussion with Attorney & Hip Hop Historian Joseph Haynes Davis!

David Walker's Appeal " I will Stand My Ground"

July 25th, 2013

31:00

Abolitionist David Walker's Appeal " I will Stand My Ground"
 
"I will stand my ground"        "I will stand my ground. Somebody must die in this …

Mother Bethel, Est. 1700's Cemetery Unearthed !

July 21st, 2013

52:00

First Black Church, Mother Bethel 1700's Won Reverse Affirmative Action Supreme Court Decision,    In 1816, after a 20 year legal battle,  the …

Author Jeremy Williams!

July 15th, 2013

46:00

Jeremy Williams is the author of recent book Detroit: The Black Bottom Community. In his spare time he writes (often under the pen name Push Nevahda) for his blog @ pushnevahda.com. He has written for several …

Closing Arguments: On Zimmerman & Cochran v. Fuhrman

July 13th, 2013

1:03:00

Closing Arguments: On Zimmerman & Cochran v. Fuhrman

Bold Strike For Freedom! Commandeered Arsenal 6.16.13

June 17th, 2013

48:00

Click to Listen To The Gist of Freedom tonight at 8pm    On Christmas Eve 1855, Barnaby Grigsby and his Mary Elizabeth, took the slaver's best team of horses and his carriage, packed it knives and guns, and fled …

Drapetomania- Slave Disease , Called Freedom!

June 14th, 2013

1:06:00

Courageous Freedom Seekers were said to have contracted a disease...  Drapetomania!   Drapetomania was a purported mental illness that caused enslaved black  to flee captivity, described by American doctor Samuel …

Child Prodigy Autum Ashante~ Medical SChool Fund!

June 10th, 2013

53:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome and Congratulate Autum Ashante - who is enrolling in medical school after graduating this summer in the top …

Foster Care Advocate, Sylvia Hooper!

June 8th, 2013

53:00

Slavery By Another Name….. Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Sylvia Hooper, Foster Parent Advocay Foundation Inc. Assistant Director 
According to national statistics provided by Arrow and confirmed by Sylvia …

Violinist, Brooke Alford!

May 22nd, 2013

39:00

Join The Gist of Freedom and Host Shellie Gaines as we welcome Brooke Alford!!
"The Viosocalist" Brooke Alford is a contemporary national performer …

12 Yr Old -Escapee Wm. H. Scott, Niagara Movement - Burkett

May 17th, 2013

42:00

William H. Scott  (d. 1910), was a self  emancipated 12-year-old African American.  During the early years of the Civil War (1862), William attached …

ASALH ~Assoc. Study of African American Life & History

April 6th, 2013

40:00

Dr. Mary Frances Berry Speaking at the ASALH Annual Luncehon!
Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, we are the Founders of Black History 
Month and carry forth the work of our founder, the Father of …

Historical integrated College -Racist events, Kim Simmons

March 31st, 2013

1:09:00

Oberlin College In 1835 became the first predominately white collegiate institution to admit African American male students and two years later it …

Black Abolitionists Book- John Brown Raid & Civil War

March 27th, 2013

41:00

Mary, Free, Educated & A Spy! Disguise... Confederate White House Slave  Mary was the best as she was working right in The Confederate President's home.  She had a photographic mind. Everything Mary saw on the …

Lincoln & Free Blacks Back To Africa Plan- Holzer!

March 23rd, 2013

15:00

"Lincoln blames the Free Blacks for the war," Holzer explains. "[He] says, if it wasn't for your presence here this wouldn't be happening. Go where …

Migration ~Book reading Chp 9 & 10 ~Quarles

March 14th, 2013

45:00

Black Emigrationists~ Book Reading, Black Abolitionists by Benjamin Quarles!
Black Emigrationists Newspaper

Rescues, Petitions, Texas- Black Abolitionists- Quarles

March 8th, 2013

44:00

Black Abolitionists chp 9 Benjamin Quarles ~"Before the ship's owner could arrest them under the 1793 Fugitive Slave Law, a group of 6 black women …

Maya Angelou on Quilts & Slavery

February 25th, 2013

7:00

Maya Angelou on Quilts & Slavery- Sunday, March 10 ~ Harriet Tubman Day! 
On July 15th the producer of The Gist of Freedom was blessed with the …

The Free Black Vote- Book Black Abolitionists, Quarles

February 22nd, 2013

44:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we continue our reading -The Free Black Vote- Book Black Abolitionists, By Benjamin Quarles chapter 9. 

Underground Railroad Canadian Tours` Lezlie Wells Harper

February 18th, 2013

45:00

Click and Listen to Lezlie wells Harper, owner operator of  Niagara Bound Tours Company located in Canada- Tonight on The Gist of Freedom with host Preston Washington!   WWW.BlogTalkRadio.com/BLackHISTORY   NBT is an …

Join us @ Film Screening: Slavery By Another Name~ NYC

February 17th, 2013

1:00:00

Join us in NYC at The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center 
The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present in partnership …

Traitors- Black Abolitionists & Underground Railroad

February 13th, 2013

45:00

Dating from its origin, the Negro press printed the names of black informants,Freedom's Journal listing those of Moses Smith, formerly of Baltimore, and Nathan Gooms of New York, in its issue of November 7, 1828. The …

THE INJUSTICE FILES: HOOD OF SUSPICION

February 12th, 2013

1:07:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp (The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till)
returns to The ID Channel with– THE …

International Anti-Slavery Org.-Book Black Abolitionist ch8

January 30th, 2013

44:00

 International Anti-Slavery Movement-Book Black Abolitionist chapters 7& 8! when the idea suddenly flashed across my mind of shutting myself up …

Ida B. Wells: Warrior For Justice presented by Safiya Bandel

January 28th, 2013

53:00

The Gist of Freedom welcomes Ida B. Wells: Warrior For Justice presented by Safiya Bandele!    "The Review of Reviews announced that Wells, “a …

Neva Smith - Freedom & Resistance via Mutual Aid Funds

January 26th, 2013

36:00

The Gist of Freedom welcomes Neva Smith, retired Insurance executive! Church Benevolent Society's Angel Becomes the first black millionaire in the …

Book: Black Abolitionists Reading chapter 7 ~ Schools

January 21st, 2013

45:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we present The Book Reading: Black Abolitionists By Benjamin Quarles~ Schools, Celebrations and International …

Dr. Greason Review, Black Abolitionists- Self Help Org.

January 18th, 2013

45:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we discuss Benjamin Quarles' Book Black Abolitionists: With Dr. Walter Greason and hosts, Preston Washington & Ty …

Rosa Parks was Frances Harper,Black Abolitionist Book ch 4/5

January 9th, 2013

45:00

1846 – She began her amazing career as a writer by publishing her first book of poetry, Forest Leaves, at the age of 21.
1858 – She refused to …

Real Django(s) Book- Black Abolitionists, Quarles ~chp 5

January 5th, 2013

45:00

Examining the heightening of tensions in the 1850s in the lead up to the Civil War. The passage of the Fugitive Slave Act with the Compromise of 1850 saw African American liberty reach an all-time low. Not only were …

BLACK AND WHITE ABOLITIONISTS RESCUE FUGITIVE SLAVE CHP 4

January 2nd, 2013

42:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we discuss Black Abolitionists and their rescues from Benjamin Quarles book, "Black Abolitionists" Chapter 4.
Rev. …

Bible ~Christmas Reading~ African American Celebrities

December 25th, 2012

44:00

Experience the beauty, drama, and life-changing power of the Bible like never before! Inspired By … The Bible Experience breaks new ground in the presentation of the Bible. Unique among audio Bible products, The Bible …

Black Abolitionists Chp3 By B. Quarles~ Reading

December 22nd, 2012

45:00

Black Methodists and Baptists celebrate Watch Night, December 31, 1862: the Emancipation Proclamation would go into effect at midnight. This is why …

Juneteenth Lobbyist Rev. R. Myers M.D. 150th Emancipation

December 17th, 2012

51:00

Juneteenth Holiday Lobbyist Rev. R. Meyers M.D. on The 150th Emancipation Proclamation Celebration. 
Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army …

Book- Black Abolitionists Reading ~ Chapter 2 week 2

December 14th, 2012

44:00

The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present to you the Reading of the Historical Book, Black Abolitionists  by Benjamin Quarles!
Chapter 2, The …

Author, The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander Esq.

December 2nd, 2012

54:00

Listen to Michelle Alexander Live!  Ms. Alexander, the author of "The New Jim Crow is the keynote speaker at a Banquet Honoring Trayvon Martin's …

Thaddeus Stevens, & Underground Railroad- Oliver Cromwell

November 30th, 2012

56:00

Join Stephanie Gilbert, a descendant of an Underground Railroad passenger turned abolitionist. Stephanie Gilbert will discuss her great grandfather …

Lincoln Review &NYU Republican Students on Re-election Obama

November 17th, 2012

37:00

The Gist of Freedom presents The Lincoln Movie Review with BrownEyez Publishing Group at Union Square's Think Coffee, Restaurant in New York.  
Young …

Civil Rights Law Student, Remembered-Virgil Hawkins

November 10th, 2012

1:16:00

Join The Gist of Freedom live on location, UNESCO Cnference with attorney Harvey Herman, as we discuss attorney Activist, Virgil D. Hawkins and visit his monument in Florida.
 
In 1949, Civil Rights Activist, Attorney …

UNESCO Florida, Dr.Dunn "The Beast In Florida"

November 9th, 2012

1:37:00

Join The Gist of Freedom at The UNESCO ST Florida Conference - Live on Location
Dr. Dunn, author  "The Beast In Florida"
Presentations: Descendants of Rosewood Survivors and Victims.
Topics: 
The Rosewood Massacre- …

Malcolm X's Daughter Ilyasah's Harlem, Election Watch Party

November 7th, 2012

16:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we broadcast Malcolm X's daughter,Ilyasah Shabazz's (ISE) Election Night Watch Party-Live From one of Harlem's most …

Reading.. Playwright Bill Beasley's "EVERY VOTE COUNTS"

November 6th, 2012

54:00

The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present in the wake of Hurricane Sandy...The Reading "Every Vote Counts"Produced by Writing the Election 2012:      Playwrights Address the Nation With Readings of Their New Works ! …

Antonio Johnson, First Indentured Servant- Chattel Slavery

October 29th, 2012

32:00

The Gist of Freedom presents~From indentured to Chattel enslavement, volunteer temporary enslavement to forced life time slavery~ One of the …

Harlem Renaissance Revived: The New Harlem Playwrights 21

October 27th, 2012

46:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome The New HARLEM PLAYWRIGHTS 21    Members: Bill Beasley, Tom Mitchelson, Count Stovall, Faizul Khan, Laurence …

Malcolm X's Daughter, Ilyasah host Debate Watch Party

October 23rd, 2012

19:00

Malcolm X's Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, ISE, host Harlem, Debate Watch Party!
View the Party on Youtube!
Join The Gist of Freedom as we cover the …

Breast Cancer month with Debbie A. Mirander!

October 15th, 2012

51:00

Join The Gist of Freedom as we discuss Breast Cancer in observance of Breast Cancer month with Debbie A. Mirander!
Minister Debbie Mirander, R.N., …

W.E.B. DuBois' grandson-Presidential Debate Live From Denver

October 4th, 2012

48:00

W.E.B. DuBois' grandson, Arthur McFarlane and The Gist of Freedom live from Denver as we cover the 1st Pres. Debate, President Barack H. Obama and Romney.
Romney's Cheat Sheet
Romney: Jim, the president began this …

Playwright, "Women In The Pit", Joyce Sylvester

October 1st, 2012

35:00

 
No doubt you heard about how fabulous WOMEN IN THE PIT is!   Join The Gist of Freedom and host Shellie Gaines as she welcomes Harlem Playwright, …

Curator, Mark Mitchell African American Collection.com

September 26th, 2012

29:00

Join the Gist of Freedom and host Preston Washington as we welcome curator, Mark E. Mitchell, www.AfricanAmericanCollection.com
Mark and Preston will …

"From Slavery to the White House" Harlem Art Exhibit!

September 24th, 2012

40:00

Join The Gist Of Freedom as we welcome Earl Pinto, Founder of New York African American Historical Society. Earl will discuss the exhibit "From …

M.C. Richardson, Golf Outing! United Minority Media Assoc.

September 17th, 2012

1:00:00

 
 United Minority Media Association (UMMA) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization of minority entrepreneurs, professionals and students in the …

Live BLACKBALL: Illuminating Negro Leagues Baseball Exhibit

September 13th, 2012

16:00

Join The Gist Freedom live at the Blackball exhibit with host Shellie Gaines! This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Harlem Historical Society and the Harlem Black Yankees and in support of the Friends of …

BLACKBALL: Illuminating Negro Leagues Baseball

September 10th, 2012

27:00

BLACKBALL: Illuminating Negro Leagues Baseball 
BLACKBALL: Illuminating Negro League Baseball exhibition is presented in partnership with the Harlem Historical Society and the Harlem Black Yankees and in support of the …

DNC live coverage, with Prof. Gloria Browne-Marshall

September 6th, 2012

16:00

DNC live coverage, with Prof. Gloria Browne-Marshall

The New African American Metro Art Fair - GayLord National

September 3rd, 2012

19:00

Join the Gist of Freedom, as we welcome Carrol wasserman - of D.C.'s Metro Art FairMetro Art Fair, a new African, African American, and African …

RNC RACIST ATTENDEES (delegates?) PELT PEANUTS @ BLACK WOMAN

August 29th, 2012

38:00

RNC RACIST ATTENDEES (Delegates?) PELT PEANUTS AT BLACK CAMERAWOMAN, Patricia Carroll.
"I was just about to put on my headset when someone started …

UniverSOUL Circus, with Marketing Director, Ben Johnson!

August 29th, 2012

31:00

Join The Gist of Freedom host, Shellie Gaines as we welcome UniverSOUL Circus, with Marketing Director, Ben Johnson! Listen then purchase tickets for your family and friends both near and far!

Floyd Rance, Martha's Vineyard African American Film Fest

August 27th, 2012

1:03:00

Join The Gist of Freedom on www.blackhistoryDocumentaries.com, (Black History Documentaries) as we welcome Floyd Rance, founder of Martha's VIneyard African American Film Festival.
One of The winners of the festiva, …

Historian ~Bradley Skelcher On Historical Black Towns

August 22nd, 2012

1:15:00

Join The Gist of Freedom Host, Preston Washington and historian Bradley Skelcher for an inspiring examination of Black History...www.blogTalkRadio.com/BlackHISTORYBenjamin "Pap" Sing
leton (1809 – 1892) was an American …

Q&A Slavery By Another Name~ Dir. Sam Pollard

August 16th, 2012

1:12:00

The Gist of Freedom Presents Slavery By Another Name, screening with Filmmaker Sam Pollard and Constitutional Law Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall. …

Film Screening~ Contradictions of Fair Hope~ Epatha,

August 12th, 2012

31:00

 
The Gist of Freedom Live on location ~ Screening, The Contradictions of Fair Hope, with Producer, Filmmaker & Director: S. Epatha Merkerson at Martha's Vineyard August 10, 2012

The Contradictions of Fair Hope” …

Emancipator, Est. Black Settlement to Get out the VOTE!

August 8th, 2012

47:00

The descendants of the emancipated African Americans of Gerrit Smith, the abolitionist, Celebrate Emancipation Day, in "Smith Land" Peterboro, …

What is Pan-Africanism? W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey?

August 1st, 2012

1:02:00

What is Pan-Africanism? W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey?
A debate arose after a picture was posted of W.E.B DuBois with his Niagara Movement members. A …

Frederick Douglass & Lincoln~ Author, Dwight Zimmerman

July 25th, 2012

1:05:00

Join The Gist of Freedom host, Preston Washington and author Dwight Zimmerman. 
In The Hammer and the Anvil, the award-winning author Dwight Jon …

Filmmaker & Underground Railroad Historian Gary Jenkins

July 16th, 2012

1:04:00

The Gist of Freedom host Preston Washington, welcomes Filmmaker & Underground Railroad Historian/Preservationist,  Gary Jenkins!
 

Freedom Seekers: Stories From the Western Underground Railroad is a 75 minute …

Fern Luskin, Julie Finch ~ Manhattan's Underground Railroad

July 11th, 2012

1:00:00

 
Tonight at 8pm ~Click and listen to Manhattan Underground Railroad Preservationists Fern Luskin and Julie M. Finch!  have successfully resisted …

Cherokee Genealogy with Preston Washington & Gary Jenkins

July 9th, 2012

1:07:00

Log on and Join The Gist of Freedom's guest host Gary Jenkins as he welcomes Preston Washington to a lively discussion about Cherokee genealogy. 

Tonight at 8pm ET www.blogTALKradio.com/BLACKhistory

Preston is a member …

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis' Grandson & documentary

July 2nd, 2012

41:00

Tonight at 8pm,ET. Documentary, ossie davis, ruby dee, grandson, Muta'Ali Muhammad, the gist of freedom, black history blog, black history podcast, Shelie Shellie Gaines
~ Love Life and Activism - Documentary Join Ruby …

Crispus Attucks~ 4th of July Independence Day Tribute

June 28th, 2012

25:00

 Crispus Attucks~ 4th of July Independence Day Tribute!
The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present
Another Side Of The Story by Eugene Gordon, 1920. 

Boston Black Abolitionists Sojourner Truth and David Ruggles

June 25th, 2012

49:00

Join historian Steve Strimer on The Gist of Freedom as he lectures on abolitionists Sojourner Truth and David Ruggles! 
David Ruggles opened the …

Michael Jackson Memorial Show with Siedah Garrett

June 20th, 2012

47:00

Enjoy The Gist of Freedom's Special Michael Jackson Memorial Show with Siedah Garret, "The Woman Behind The Man In The Mirror!" Siedah is and, first and foremost, the singer composer of the internationally recognized, …

Harlem Artisans Pay Tribute to Langston Hughes!

June 17th, 2012

1:00:00

 
A Tribute to Langston Hughes~ Harlem Artists, Derrick McQueen and Nora Cole unearthed a few wonderful poems written by Langston, Listen as they …

Author Francis Hamit Confederate Spies v. Freed Black Spies

June 4th, 2012

58:00

 
Freedwoman, spy Mary Elizabeth Bowser VS.  Confederate Spies  ~    Author Francis Hamit to be interviewed on The Gist of Freedom, June 3rd, by Michael Coard   Francis Hamit, author of the Civil War spy thrillers, …

Spy, Civil War~ Free, Mary Elizabeth Bowser, posed as slave

May 27th, 2012

31:00

 
A Real Memorial Day Treat on The Gist of Freedom! Listen to actress, Eileen Miller, as she reenacts the story of Mary Elizabeth Bowser, a freed …

From Slave Ship To Harvard- Yarrow Mamout

May 22nd, 2012

32:00

"Enslaved Africans and free blacks exhibited enormous self-agency in colonial America. James H. Johnston has captured this through the life of …

Malcolm X's 87th Birthday with daughter ILyasah Shabazz

May 19th, 2012

21:00

Celebrate Malcolm X's 87th Birthday with his daughter, author ILyasah Shabazz, Growing Up X with The Gist of Freedom host Dr. Weldon McWilliams.  

Langston Hughes, in his own words and Reading by Ossie Davis

May 2nd, 2012

1:01:00

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Dred Scott's Great great-granddaughter Lynne M. Jackson

April 23rd, 2012

1:10:00

Sunday at 8pm on The Gist Of Freedom ~ Lynne M. Jackson, Dred Scott's Great-great granddaughter, shares what family research has revealed in the last five years that amazed living family members. The famous slave's …

Slavery By Another Name- with Attorney Activist Michael Coar

April 21st, 2012

43:00

Slavery By Another Name- with Attorney Activist Michael Coar

1916 Four Centenarian ex-slaves celebrate emancipation Day

April 19th, 2012

57:00

 
Tonight on The Gist of Freedom  learn more about this historical and fascinating photo with John Franklin, the Smithsonian National Museum of …

Betty Brooks and The National Black Memorabilia Show

April 15th, 2012

32:00

Betty Brooks and The National Black Memorabilia Show - The National Black Memorabilia & Collectible Show will be Saturday and Sunday, April …

Customized Black Dolls, Karen Byrd ~ Natural Girls United

April 2nd, 2012

43:00

 
Join Karen Byrd of  Natural Girls United Dolls  on The Gist of Freedom Blog Talk Radio show WWW.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheGISTofFREEDOM. Natural Girls …

Malcolm X Not Reinvented~ Herb Boyd

March 19th, 2012

47:00

 

Tonight on The Gist of Freedom Author and journalist Herb Boyd will discuss the book he wrote in response to a controversial book about Malcolm …

Interracial Civil War Veterans Org~ Grand Army Republic

March 12th, 2012

42:00

The Sumner Post originally served as home for the local chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic, an interracial Civil War veterans' organization. With a national membership of 500,000. GAR was as important in its …

Harriet Tubman Memorial

March 10th, 2012

7:00

Harriet Tubman Day of Commemoration March 10, 2012- Courtsey “Freedom or die a slave!,” declared  Harriet Tubman (1819/20-1913) who freed herself and 300 others from enslavement in the mid-19th century.  Tubman’s …

Keith Beauchamp Emmett Till~ The Injustice Files

February 20th, 2012

1:17:00

Join Guest Host, Attorney Activist, Michael Coard, Sunday at 8pm on The Gist of Freedom, as he talks with Investigative filmmaker Keith Beauchamp. Beauchamp, the producer of the documentary, The murder of Emmett Till, …

Cheryl Wills, Author & Award-winning television news anchor

January 18th, 2012

45:00

Join Dr. McWilliams and  award-winning television news anchor Cheryl Wills on The Gist of Freedom show www.BlogTalkRadio.com/BlackHistory Tuesday January 17th at 8pm. When Ms. Wills discovers that her Great-great-great …

The Belmont Mansion CNN SCREENING~ Navarrow Wright

January 15th, 2012

1:36:00

Tonight we proudly present to you The Roots of Silicon Valley, with Soledad Obrien's CNN documentary The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley, …

New York Senator Eric Adams, Gun Violence against Children

January 13th, 2012

1:01:00

 
Join  Attorney Activist Micheal Cord and Senator Eric Adams on The Gist of Freedom ~ As a Captain in the NYPD, Adams during his 20-year career in law enforcement, co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement. 

Ginger Baine Miller

January 6th, 2012

39:00

 
Ginger Baine-Miller President and CEO · http://www.john142vets.org Nonprofit organization serving homeless and at risk veterans through advocacy housing and supportive services.

Meet The founders of The Million Father March

January 4th, 2012

45:00

 
StreetPositive.com, a division of 4Positive Knowledge (1997), was originally   established in 1999 to promote child safety among elementary school …

Brian Fegely, William Still local historian

December 21st, 2011

38:00

Brian Fegely, William Still local historian speaks with Dr. Weldon McWillliams.

Dave Romeo Presents, Opera Singer Stephanie McGuire

November 21st, 2011

28:00

Stephanie McGuire is a black scientist  and opera Singer. Ms. McGuire is currently planning a solo show, Mezzo Laid Bare. Listen as Dave Romeo …

Music and Poetry with The Mahina Movement

October 23rd, 2011

39:00

Dave Romeo, Black History Tours host talks with The Mahina Movement! The All Woman Trio band  combine poetry and song to create passionate music. Having deep roots from all over the world- Mexico, Ireland Tonga- Africa …

Troy Davis Execution

September 24th, 2011

36:00

Discussing the case and execution of Troy Davis. The opinions and the views of students at Hampton  University.

Author, Prof. Carol Faulkner, abolitionist Lucretia Mott

August 28th, 2011

31:00

Join The Gist of Freedom host Jamaal Brown and Professor Faulkner as they talk about Faulkner's latest book, “Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and …

The Underground Railroad's First Family The Stills

August 14th, 2011

32:00

Tonight at 6pm on WWW.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheGISTo?fFREEDOM join host Rebecca Johnson as she talks with the Legendary First Family of The Underground Railroad, The Still Family about their 142nd Stills Day Celebration and …

Harris Rosen, Black History Tours and Heritage Conference

July 16th, 2011

10:00

Black History Tours talks with Harris Rosen, owner of Rosen Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Rosen is honored to host the Florida Department of Education's African American History Task Force~ African American Heritage Tours …

Black History Tours~ Live @ African American Heritage

July 15th, 2011

26:00

Black History Tours~ Live @ African American Heritage 

Black History Tours~ Live @ African American Heritage

July 13th, 2011

35:00

Black History Tours~ Live @ African American Heritage 

Live @ Innisbrooks Resorts~ African American Heritage Tours

July 11th, 2011

17:00

Sheilia C. Johnson, owner of  Resort and Golf Club is honored to host the Florida Department of Education's African American History Task Force~ …

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