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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.

    Black History University Monthly Recap Prof Sinha Nov 2021: Kenosha Verdict

    Black History University Monthly Recap Prof Sinha Nov 2021: Kenosha Verdict

    Black History Monthly Review with University of Conneticut Prof. Manisha Sinha on Black History University powered by The Gist of Freedom!

    Black Japanese Generals celebrating their victory over Russia in 1907.  They are of Ainu ancestry. The Ainu were the Africoid/ African descent people who settled ancient Japan.   It is often told in history about how Japan defeated Russia in a  brilliant naval / military campaign at Port Arthur. 

    1. The Jacob Blake  shooting Protest, Kenosha Verdict, Abolitionists Elijah Lovejoy

    2. Election Day,Primary Elections, Black Men Voted during the War; Abolitionist Gerritt Smith  @12 minutes

    3. Veterans Day Grand Army of The Republic GAR, Integrated Veteran Organization;

         Gen Powell, Buffalo Soldiers @14 minute

    4. D-Day Pearl Harbor Afro- Japanese soldiers @19 minutes 

    5.Thanksgiving~ Abraham Lincoln @22 minutes

    6. President Biden Bill Back America Bill Passes ~ @24 minute

    7. January 6th failed Coup, leader arrested for contempt @27 minute 

    8. Black Exodusters, Pioneers in the Midwest, Stage Coach Mary@30 minute 

     

    The Botched Boley Robbery V. The Harder They Fall.....

    Boley Was The Black Town That Couldn't Be Robbed, by Betty DeRamus

    ON NOVEMBER 23, 1932, three members of “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s Depression-era gang made the worst mistake of their lives. They tried to rob the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Boley, Oklahoma, an all-black town of proud-walking pioneers. 

    UP TO that point, the Floyd gang had been robbing an average of a bank a week, usually without any resistance. But Boley’s bank was the state’s first nationally chartered black-owned bank, and residents had vowed it would never be robbed. As the gang would soon discover, folks in Boley meant what they said.

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    Professor Sinha, Black History University Monthly Recap October 2021: Columbus

    Professor Sinha, Black History University Monthly Recap October 2021: Columbus

    Professor Sinha, Black History University 

    1. Christopher Columbus; Commemorate 17th Century Black abolitionist De Silva Mendoca

    2. Cori Bush Protest Homelessness Abolitionist 

    3. Congressman Quincy Adams, anti-slavery abolitionists, gag rule

    4. President Obama's Presidential Library Grounding Breaking, Chicago Founder, Jean Baptiste Pointe DaSable

    5. Dismal Swamp and Florida Young man captures Alligator in Trash can, Cuffeytown 

    6. The Banning of author  Toni Morrison, Critical Race Theory

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    Abolitionist De Silva Mendonca

    African American's involvement in the abolition of slavery is often confined to sporadic cases namely those of 'shipboard revolts', 'maroon communities', and 'household revolts',ignoring, the highly-organised, international-scale legal liberation headed by Mendonça in the Vatican on the 6th of March 1684. The court case presented by Mendonça on the abolition of slavery included different organizations, brotherhoods of Black people, and interest groups of 'men', 'women' and 'young people' of African descent in Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Africa.

    • 17 min
    Author and Professor Manisha Sinha's Monthly Recap Black History Perspective

    Author and Professor Manisha Sinha's Monthly Recap Black History Perspective

    Author and Professor Manisha Sinha's Monthly Recap and Black Historic Perspective!

    October is Black History Month in the U.K. And Miss Ireland is Black! Join us today at www.blackhistoryUniversity.com

     

     

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    The Capitol 1866 Blacks & Whites Celebrate the Passage of Civil Rights Amendment

    The Capitol 1866 Blacks & Whites Celebrate the Passage of Civil Rights Amendment

    The  United States Capitol 1866 Blacks and Whites Celebrate the Passage of Civil Rights Amendment

    1866 The Capitol: A Great America, in the Making!

    An 1866 illustration from Harper’s Weekly shows white women, White Union soldiers and African Americans celebrating new legislation in the Galleries of the House of Representatives in the Capitol. The 14th Amendment, that gave former enslaved people and landless white men full citizenship. (Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives)

    Join World Renowned Historian and Professor, Manisha Sinha as she lectures on the History of The U.S.Capitol;  Georgia's Black Reconstruction Legislators: Aaron A. Bradley; The Caning Of Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of Congress: John Brown, Bleedy Kansas, Border Ruffians...

    Join www.BlackHistoryUniversity as we welcome Manisha Sinha for another brilliant lecture on The United States Capitol during the Reconstruction Era.

    Topics: Abolitionists

    1. Georgia Reconstruction Legislators: Aaron A. Bradley

    2. Senator Charles Sumner

    3. John Brown: Sumner, Border Ruffians

    4. The Capitol Celebration during the Passage of the

    1866 Civil Rights Amendment.

    Manisha Sinha

    Chair in American History

    University of Connecticut

    Department of History

     

     

     

     

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    Christmas, Celebrity Bible Readings, Blair Underwood

    Christmas, Celebrity Bible Readings, Blair Underwood

    Christmas, Celebrity Bible Readings, Blair Underwood

    • 44 min
    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

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