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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.

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.

    The History of The US OPEN STADIUMS: Arthur Ashe, Armstrong, Flushing Queens,

    The History of The US OPEN STADIUMS: Arthur Ashe, Armstrong, Flushing Queens,

    Join  WWW.BlackHistoryUniversity.com and Historian Byron Saunders as we discuss the History of The US OPEN STADIUMS, Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong!

    • 31 min
    Harvard Sued by Descendant Tamara Lanier For Profiting from Slavery Images

    Harvard Sued by Descendant Tamara Lanier For Profiting from Slavery Images

    Join the Gist of Freedom and Kimberly Simmons as we welcome Tamara Lanier. Mrs. Lanier will give us an update on her lawsuit against Harvard.

    Lawsuit by gr-gr-gr-granddaughter  of slavery survivor  blasts Harvard for collecting licensing fees on the photos  of her ancestors which were used in racist research. 

     

    “These images were taken under duress, ordered by a Harvard professor bent on proving the inferiority of African-Americans,” said her lawyer Michael Koskoff. “Harvard has no right to keep them, let alone profit from them. It’s about time the university accepted responsibility for its shameful history and for the way it has treated Papa Renty and his family.”

    • 40 min
    Descendant Tamara Lanier Explains Lawsuit Against Harvard Over Slavery Images

    Descendant Tamara Lanier Explains Lawsuit Against Harvard Over Slavery Images

    Join the Gist of Freedom and Kimberly Simmons as we welcome Tamara Lanier. Mrs. Lanier will give us an update on her lawsuit against Harvard.

    Lawsuit by gr-gr-gr-granddaughter  of slavery survivor  blasts Harvard for collecting licensing fees on the photos  of her ancestors which were used in racist research. 

     

    “These images were taken under duress, ordered by a Harvard professor bent on proving the inferiority of African-Americans,” said her lawyer Michael Koskoff. “Harvard has no right to keep them, let alone profit from them. It’s about time the university accepted responsibility for its shameful history and for the way it has treated Papa Renty and his family.”

    • 40 min
    Madam CJ Walker's Legacy Preserved A Talk With her Descendant Alelia Bundles

    Madam CJ Walker's Legacy Preserved A Talk With her Descendant Alelia Bundles

    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 SeriesMadam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture productsThe Madam Walker Legacy Center Alelia's latest books on 

    • 11 min
    Speech, Founder of Arrested Development Lectures on his New Documentaries

    Speech, Founder of Arrested Development Lectures on his New Documentaries

    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 business mom and dad, attending parochial and Milwaukee Public schools; of music always being the dominate force in his life, as if he was born to do only that…and succeeding. Speech recalled helping his parents at age eight deliver the Milwaukee Community Journal to the doorsteps of Black community residents. “I’ve witnessed their struggle to keep it (the newspaper) alive and also their determination to retain a voice for the Black experience. I guess the desire to make a difference is in my blood…and my desire…and that of my family burns deep in the way my wife and I have brought up our children.”

    Now the Grammy winning songwriter, producer and singer has made a documentary titled, “16 Bars,” that is premiering October 20th at the Oriental Theater.

    “16 Bars” is about a unique rehabilitation program in Richmond, VA Speech was involved with that allows prisoners to write and record their own songs. Speech spent 10 days working with the inmates to write and record their original music in a makeshift recording studio.

    It’s in that studio the inmates unearth painful elements of their pasts as they create original music. Through their collaboration with Speech, the inmates begin to move forward with their lives. The music of the film serves as a rare testimony to the messy truth behind the criminal justice system’s revolving door.

    “16 Bars”  premiered last October. 

    • 42 min
    A Lesson in Civics~ 2018 Midterm Election with Roy Paul on The Gist of Freedom

    A Lesson in Civics~ 2018 Midterm Election with Roy Paul on The Gist of Freedom

    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 African American to sit in any legislative body in what would become the United States. He also voted and in 1641 he was elected to the Maryland General Assembly, serving until 1642. 



    Historic St. Mary’s City History, “Matthias de Sousa”https://www.hsmcdigshistory.org/research/history/mathias-de-sousa/; Maryland State Archives and Maria A. Day ‘Exploring Maryland’s Roots: Library: Case Studies’ “Matthias de Sousa” http://mdroots.thinkport.org/library/mathiasdesousa.asp.


    Contributor:


    Brenton, Felix

    University of Sussex (England)

    • 24 min

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