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The Gist of Freedom Preserving American History through Black Literature . . . The Gist of Freedom

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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.

    WeTV Executiive Ashley McFarlin Buie Talks with Shellie on Black History Univeri

    WeTV Executiive Ashley McFarlin Buie Talks with Shellie on Black History Univeri

    Join The Gist of Freedom as Shellie Gaines welcomes WETV’s Vice President,,Ashley McFarlin Buie! Ashley M. Buie, founder of Bird's Eye Entertainment, Inc., continues to set the entertainment world on fire. Buie has catapulted her career from Production Assistant to Executive Producer to Network Executive. She has worked on a multitude of television shows with some of today’s top television networks including: BravoTV, Discovery, Oxygen, CNN, MTV, CMT, The Travel Channel, and VH1. Ashley shares an inspiring story of how she used her recovery from a debilitating brain disease to author a faith based books.

    You can watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/MuYM2Wc6p-A

    • 34 min
    The 2020 Election with Michelle Daniels

    The 2020 Election with Michelle Daniels

    The Gist of Freedom is honored to welcome Michelle Daniels! The 2020 Presidential Election is historic and Michelle explains the controversies surrounding the swing state's delayed results.  YouTube Link https://youtu.be/zdjAsom71V0

     

     

    • 24 min
    Oblate Sisters~ Black Nuns at Saint Francis Academy

    Oblate Sisters~ Black Nuns at Saint Francis Academy

    Oblate Sisters of Providence

    Black Nuns at Saint Francis Academy in Baltimore.

    Listening now to Filmmaker Gloria Victoria Rolando Casamayor discuss her upcoming documentary about the Oblate Sisters. Gloria’s mom an Afro-Cuban attended a school established by the Sisters in Cuba! www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com 

    Elizabeth Clarisse Lange, who became later known as Mother Mary Lange, was born circa 1784, For ten years, she ran a free school for Haitian refugee children in her own home together with her friend and fellow refugee Marie Magdaline Balas.

    The Oblate Sisters  continued Mother Mary's mission. They started Saint Francis Academy, a school for African American children. They provided a home for orphans, purchased the freedom for the enslaved and educated them.

    • 32 min
    Professor Sinha Examines America’s Loss ~Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Professor Sinha Examines America’s Loss ~Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Professor Manisha  Sinha Examines America's Loss: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Landmark Civil Rights Events.

    • 55 min
    1793 Yellow Fever Pandemic and The Free African Society's Black Doctors & Nurses

    1793 Yellow Fever Pandemic and The Free African Society's Black Doctors & Nurses

    Free Afrcan Society's Black Nurses and the 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic

    In 1793, Philadelphia was as large and as cosmopolitan a city as could be found in the new United States. Until 1800, Philadelphia served as the U.S. capitol. The city was also home to a substantial number of people of color. The yellow fever outbreak that began that summer led to an outcry for help to the Black Benevolent Societies..

    As the disease spread, so too did panic. Some 20,000 residents fled the city. Deaths became so frequent that the College of Physicians asked city officials to stop tolling bells for the dead because the constant ringing was so oppressive.

    With the exodus of so many able-bodied people, care for the sick and dying was limited at best. In desperation, civic leaders — including Declaration of Independence signatory Benjamin Rush, M.D., then a professor at the Institutes of Medicine — approached the city’s black community for help. Like many people of the time, he believed that black people had some special immunity to the virus.

    The leaders of Philadelphia’s Free African Society, a mutual aid organization founded in 1787 by ministers Absalom Jones and Richard Allen in partnership with black abolitionists like William Gray, willingly agreed to provide that help, often asking little or no pay. Jones and Allen, who had some medical training, also played an active role in treating the sick, sometimes working directly with Rush. By their own account, they cared for “upwards of 800 people.”

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    Image: Black Cross Nurses

    https://youtu.be/9r4KJMsaD3s

    • 43 min
    Slavery Survivor Warriors, Freedom Fighters Who Sacrificed their Lives

    Slavery Survivor Warriors, Freedom Fighters Who Sacrificed their Lives

    Jamaal Brown Presents A Series on Statutes and Monuments: Manna From Heaven. Tonight The Gist of Freedom along with host, Jamaal Brown  honors Slavery Survivor Warriors, Freedom Fighters Who Sacrificed their Lives at www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com.

    List of Topics and Warriors

    Allensworth

    Fort Leavenworth

    Grand army of republic

    GAR

    Dr. James Peck

    USCT Doctors

    united states Colored Troops

    Robert Smalls

    Mary Elizabeth Bowser

    Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman bridge

    Harriet Tubman combahee

    John Brown's 6 Black men

    John copeland

    vigilance committee

    shields green

    lewis leary

    Osborne Anderson

    Galveston Texas

    Military chaplain

    USCT chaplain

    The Lincoln Brigade

    Salaria Kea

     

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