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"This presentation is a moving experience..."
 

An Eye-Opening Experience That Transcends Race
 

  

   BACKGROUND: Joel Freeman is originally from Canada. In 1997 Dr. Joel Freeman co-authored the book, Return To Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man, with Don Griffin. This well- documented, reader-friendly book, endorsed by the likes of Bill Cosby, Julius Erving, Ben Carson, Joe Frazier, Tony Campolo and many others, has been enthusiastically received by many readers around the world. Truth-centric. (The film version is available -- view video clip below...)

   This uniquely powerful presentation can be customized for any organization, including faith-based organizations. Not so much Afrocentric or Eurocentric. Truthcentric. Rave reviews. In August 2002 over 100 Kings and Queens of Africa attended a Pan African Conference in Benin, West Africa. Dr. Freeman participated in this event and is currently making a film about the past, present and future of African Kingdoms.

  The top-of-mind question with most is "What would ever motivate a White man from Canada to be interested in Black History?" Click here to review Dr. Freeman's written response.

 

Some of the many organizations who have invited
Dr. Joel Freeman to present on the topics of Diversity,
Black History, and/or Cross-Cultural Communication

Many Satisfied Clients



The White House Communications staff (WHCA)
Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA),
Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH),
Federal Executive Board, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL),
Maryland Association of Mental Health Counselors,
Tri Association (South / Central America & Caribbean),
European Council of International Schools (ECIS),
Montgomery County Community College, Howard County Community College...


 

FBI
NIH
HHS
SSA
DEA
CDC
NASA
NOAA
USDA
EPA

Quantico
US Army Reserves
Central Clinic
US Dept of Justice
Ft. Belvoir
Ellington Field
CECOM
US Army
Howard University
Eastfield College

Blacks In Government
National Security Agency
National Science Foundation
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Baltimore City Community College
Mountain States Health Alliance
Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Frostburg State University
DLA Troops Support


 

   Alternative titles for this presentation: 
   i.    "One Man's Journey Into Black History" 
   ii.  " A Truthful Journey Into Black History" 
   iii. " The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man" 
   iv.  Any other ideas? It's your call...

  Another topic is mentioned below: "Blades of Grass in a Concrete Jungle."

   The DVD version of the "White Man's Journey..." presentation contains approximately 3 hours of content, including the Extra Features.  -- Order it here.



Copyright
© 2010 - NOW by Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.  All rights reserved.
Note: Reproduction of any kind, including copying and pasting, is strictly prohibited unless given written permission. 
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Fox News Channel segment about Joel Freeman, the
United Nation exhibition, & the Black History Gallery Project


Twenty documents and artifacts from Dr. Freeman's Black History Collection were
showcased at the  United Nations Transatlantic Slave Trade Exhibit (March-May 2011)

VIDEO: Controversy surrounding the Sphinx of Giza.
When were the nose and lips demolished? Who did it?

Dr. Freeman giving a bit historical background on the
significance of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone


  Black History is too rich for just one month  


~ Program Overview ~

Dr. Freeman, a White man from a small town in Alberta, Canada, shares the journey he has taken in co-authoring Return to Glory. In this unique, easy-to-understand presentation, Freeman highlights significant accomplishments of African descendants since the dawn of civilization, exposes racist distortions and cover-ups of those achievements and offers a process for individual healing, hoping and cross-cultural understanding. Freeman uses many photographic images from his travels to Egypt and to museums around the world. While this presentation is for everyone, it is especially designed to to encourage the non-black community to open their hearts and minds to receive the truth about the glorious history of people of African descent.
 


  Dr. Freeman speaking at an event at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission


* Visual &Verbal Tour Of Ancient Black History 
* Understand the Significance Of Rosetta Stone 
   And The Middle Passage 
* 7 Tactics Employed In Blotting Out Historical 
   Black Accomplishments 
* What’s Up With The Cover-Up? 
* What Does A White Man Have To Say About  
   Black History? 
* What Is The Jewish / Black Connection? 
 

* Prejudice And The Grieving Process 
* Tools For Mutual Respect, Dialogue & Hope 
* A Message For Those Who Are Not Of African 
   Descent 
* Secrets Of Human Origin Uncovered By DNA. 
* How, When And Why Did Blacks Diminish In 
   World Dominance?
* What Would Motivate A White Man To Be 
   Interested In Black History?
 

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[Take your pick: 1 hour, 2-3 hour or half day programs -- with  PowerPoint slides and Black History exhibit]

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ANOTHER  PRESENTATION and/or SEMINAR  TOPIC

 

Lessons from Blades of Grass in a Concrete Jungle

fugitive slave laws  racism  prejudice  bigotry  slave trade  jim crow  slavery

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There are many historical reasons why people have been and continue to be challenged by the hardships that accompany racism, prejudice and bigotry. Those hardships can be likened to the claustrophobic layers of concrete that gradually seek to nullify all viable options available to an individual under such weight.

But as Russian historian and novelist, Alexander Solzhenitsyn once remarked, "If the whole world were covered in concrete, a single blade of grass would sooner or later break through."

A truth-centric view of history will graphically describe the concrete as a metaphor for  the Slave Trade, slavery, fugitive slave laws, reconstruction, lynching, Jim Crow and the struggle for civil rights.

However, there are many examples of people who, like blades of grass, have broken through and defied the power of the concrete. These are the stories we will tell. The thicker the concrete, the more inspirational the story. Blades of grass cracking the mighty concrete from beneath. Can't keep the entrepreneurial spirit down.

So many stories to tell. Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass. Sojourner Truth. Solomon Northrop. Annie Malone. Madam CJ Walker. And more...

THE  THICKER  THE  CONCRETE  THE  MORE  INSPIRATIONAL  THE  STORY

The Freeman Institute Black History Collection and Freeman Galleries will be dedicated to sharing some of the most powerful wisdom lessons gleaned from the many "blades of grass" who have patiently worked their way through the concrete.


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Copyright © 2010 - NOW by Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.  All rights reserved.
Note: Reproduction of any kind, including copying and pasting, is strictly prohibited unless given written permission. 
 




  Dr. Joel A. Freeman is the keynote speaker at many Black History presentations and cross-cultural competence training events around the world.  At this Black History Month event in the Washington, DC region, many participants stayed afterwards to review documents and artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History collection. Black history was the gateway through which Dr. Freeman developed a passion for cross cultural communication.

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  Documents and artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History collection have been exhibited in a number of venues around North America, including the White House Communications, US Department of Justice, Frostburg State University and also featured at the United Nations' month-long exhibition commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.


Dr. Freeman discussing a painting from his collection at a
US Department of Justice Black History Month event
(click on photo above for more info about painting)

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Dr. Freeman being interviewed on Canadian TV about
The Freeman Institute Black History collection & the Gallery Project

 


1st part of TV interview -- 10:25 min.


2nd part of TV interview --  10:09 min.


 

A 123-minute DVD of this presentation
 (Click below to learn more)


Click on image above to view an overview
of the DVD.   View back cover below...

Check Out the Black History DVD
and Seminar Presentation

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Return To Glory
The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man

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Comments from Participants

"When you hear the truth out loud, it really hits home."

"...quite an eye opening experience."

"It held special meaning for me when I saw the facial features on statues upheld as royalty."

"...a moving experience deserving of its name."

"The knowledge I received this morning was stirring because he (Freeman) related things that have long been accepted as fact and are supported by irrefutable evidence, yet have been muddled up in history."

""I was skeptical when I saw the speaker was white, but as he spoke, the knowledge and documented evidence was so powerful. His (Freeman's) passion was captivating. All I want to do now is to share this information with as many people as possible."

"This was the best Black History presentation I have ever seen." -- (EEO director of a government agency)

"The word 'truth-centric' hits the nail on the head."

"Your on-going involvement with the Equity Assurance Staff and the School-Based Equity Liaisons has contributed to the staff's gaining a greater understanding of self and has enhanced their interaction with students, fellow staff members, and the community. Thank you for your special talents. Your presentation style, your sincerity, as well as your professionalism have helped to make our workshops extremely successful." -- (Dr. Rita Robinson, Director of Prince George's County's Equity Assurance Office, Maryland)

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Badagry, Nigeria -- Slave Trade History

   For over 20 centuries, people gazed upon Egyptian hieroglyphics without comprehending their meaning. The Rosetta Stone was found in 1798. In 1822 Frenchman, Champollion, solved this puzzling language. Cracking the hieroglyphic code opened up a whole new understanding of Egyptian people, places and events. Even as the African Slave Trade was expanding from Europe to the Americas, ancient Egyptian secrets were unlocked, causing even greater interest in the magnificent treasures of this land of mystery. But how would the on-going archaeological discoveries define history’s view of the achievements of Black people?  Was there an anthropological cover-up?

   Behold the faces of Akhenaton, Shabaka, Tut, Queen Tiye and many other powerful African leaders while  Dr. Joel Freeman takes the participant on a unique, well-researched tour of ancient Egypt. Look into the eyes of the Nubian Pharaoh, Tarharka, who during the 25th Egyptian Dynasty used his military might to help Hezekiah, king of Israel. Follow the story line as ancient seers, Isaiah and Nahum, claim that the Egyptians and Ethiopians were respected and feared from the beginning and that their powers were limitless. How and why did the centuries of African dominance begin to diminish?

   Using recent scientific evidence from DNA mapping and applications from biblical and historical texts, Freeman also shares some fascinating, easy-to-understand insights regarding the Jewish / Black connection.

   Dr. Freeman passionately presents this potentially explosive subject in a most reasonable, logical manner, using some powerful images and word pictures. This is one compelling, consciousness-raising presentation you just may be talking about for years to come!

   One of Return To Glory's (RTG) goals is to promote respect, understanding and cooperation between people of different cultures, races and ethnic groups. While the new DVD presentation, "A White Man's Journey Into Black History" is for everyone, this RTG resource is especially designed to encourage the non-black community to open their hearts and minds to receive the truth about the glorious history of people of African descent. Canadian-grown Joel Freeman (co-author of Return To Glory) presents a "truth-centric" overview of ancient African history with a number of contemporary applications -- 3 hours of total content...

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   About The Presenter: Accomplished author of five bestsellers in 28 languages. Internationally sought-after speaker and trainer. Professional counselor. Success coach to executives. Behavioral analyst. Organizational culture change specialist. Off-key singer. Multiculturally astute. Photographer. Award-winning film-maker. Motivational consultant to professional athletes. A student of history. Passionate about dynamic, fun-filled excellence.

   Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World,
Dr. Joel A. Freeman has served for 19 years as mentor/chaplain for the NBA Washington Wizards (’79-’98). As president of The Freeman Institute consulting firm, Freeman facilitates many programs for leaders of other nations, government agencies, music and entertainment industries, faith-based organizations and corporations throughout the world. Joel, Shirley and family of four reside in Maryland. Joel and co-author, Don Griffin are available for speaking engagements.

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The Freeman Institute
Black History Collection

   This ever-expanding Collection has items such as:
1. Authentic, priceless slave ball, with handle (50 lb.) -- #3 written on it, for "trouble-makers", manufactured late 1600s -- used on the London-based slave ship, Henrietta Marie, the oldest identifiable slave ship wreck in the world (summer, 1700) ; featured in National Geographic's (August, 2002).   By one estimate Henrietta Marie’s cargo grossed well over £3,000 (more than $400,000 today) for the ship’s investors. Most of the captives were headed for sugar plantations where they’d be worked to exhaustion, many dying within five to ten years. Sturdy and fast, The Henrietta Marie traveled the infamous triangular trade route favored by the slavers - from England to the Guinea coast, to the Americas, then home again. Accounts relating to the Henrietta Marie’s voyages were uncovered, as were the names of her investors, captains, and wills of some of her crew members. Artifacts found at the site proved particularly helpful in creating a picture of shipboard life and the practices of the slave trade.
2. Two Wedgwood jasperware black on white Anti-Slavery medallions, with the bound slave on the front, and the words "Am I Not A Man and A Brother?" around it.  Also, a rare 1800s antique bronze figure of man (6" high, weighs 18 oz.) pictured in medallion.
3. One-of-a-kind signed letters/albums/contracts/sheet music from Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, B. B. King, Ethel Waters, Pearl Bailey, Miles Davis, Fats Domino, Quincy Jones, Earl Hines, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis, Jr., Grover Washington, Jr., Count Basie, Mills Brothers, Ozzie Davis, Lena Horne, Four Tops, Cicely Tyson, James Brown, Charlie Pride, Bo Diddley, Bobby Blue and others...
4. A rare 1838 (third edition) copy of Phillis Wheatley's book, "Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley, A Native African and a Slave" -- Includes memoir, George Washington's letter to Wheatley, preface by John Wheatley, plus poems by another slave, George Moses Horton, with introduction and letters. And also the 1773 edition of the Gentleman's Magazine -- first published mention of Phillis Wheatley's book, first printed in the UK, paid for by the Countess of Huntingdon.
5. Silver Civil War locket (1860s), containing two tin-type pictures of African American women, worn by an African American soldier.
6. The Rosetta Stone, a First Edition 55-page article
in Archaeologia: Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Volume XVI, published by The Society of Antiquaries of London. 1812. Some of the first published articles about the Rosetta Stone. This is historic in light of the fact that the code to Hieroglyphics wasn't cracked until 1822 by Jean Champollion.
7. Riggs Bank check written and signed on July 3, 1907 by Judson W. Lyons, ex-slave from Georgia and first African-American lawyer to practice in the state of Georgia. He was appointed Register of the US Treasury from 1898-1906 and as such, his signature appeared on US currency issued during those years.
8. 1820s "T Porter" slave button (from Antigua, British West Indies), used to identify the slave owners.

9. Click Here to view more items and images...

 

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Dr. Freeman's Collection is owned by The Freeman Institute -- The ultimate plan is to open African American history galleries in major American cities and selected cities internationally. Our goal is to educate and inspire young people with the "C.P.A. Approach".


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Capturing Hearts and Minds through the inspiration received from and knowledge contained in Return To Glory resources.  A combined strategic focus on this step, will allow RTG to be even more deliberate in achieving its goal of changing the distorted image of Black people by starting from their ancient beginnings instead of the traditional starting points of slavery, colonization or apartheid.
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Proving the Point with actual documents and artifacts. Verification of the history will be established through collections and exhibitions of genuine historical documents and artifacts from the respective nation in which RTG has a presence. PHASE 1: We are currently in the process of implementing Phase 1, utilizing the African American History Collection (on this web page). More comprehensive Phases will be implemented once additional finances are secured.
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Affecting Change by establishing partnerships with national and community-based service organizations whose purpose is to impact behavior and alter life outcomes. The Return To Glory Foundation will provide resources to help these organizations as they assist their constituents in achieving their true potential, regardless of race, gender or generation.     
   -- Any ideas? email (cell: 410-991-9718)

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On certain occasions, Freeman will bring some pieces of his Collection when invited
to speak on the intriguing topic, "A White Man's Journey Into Black History". Ask how this can be included in the program...

 

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Period.
 


The United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" Exhibit
 

20 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection showcased.
(March -- May, 2011)


Dr. Freeman at the United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" Exhibit (March - May, 2011).

The Freeman Institute banner at the United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" exhibit.
20 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection were showcased.

Another photo from the United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" exhibit.
20 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection were showcased.
A huge area in the main hall near the United Nations visitor's entrance.
More items from the Collection are exhibited behind the walls.

Another photo from the United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" exhibit.
20 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection were showcased.

Another photo from the United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" exhibit.
20 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection were showcased.

Dr. Joel Freeman speaking at the soiree event launching
the United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" Exhibit.
20 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection were showcased.

Over 300 attended the soiree launching the United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" exhibit.
20 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection were showcased.

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SOCIAL  SECURITY

Dear Dr. Freeman:

I want you to know how pleased we were with your presentation, Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect, which was presented at our Multicultural Training Observance in Dallas, Texas on May 22, 2002.

Employees (over 300) who participated in both sessions of your presentation were nearly unanimous in their assessment of its relevance and value. Your approach to viewing diversity as a multi-layer phenomenon was unique. And your ability to relate to a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-generational audience, and keep the participants attentive throughout your presentation was a major contributor to your success. A major benefit of your presentation is it offered to those in attendance a unique framework for assessing their basic beliefs about living and working in a multicultural society, and provided us a point of departure for additional discussions about the benefits of mutual respect in the workplace and the larger community.

I am happy we were able to bring you to Dallas as a part of our Multicultural Training effort. Your presentation was the "meat and potatoes" of what we regarded as a very successful training.


                         Sincerely,

                          Emerson Lattimore
            Emerson Lattimore
                        Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Manager

 

To learn more about seminar -- Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect
To Schedule Dr. Freeman's Diversity Presentation
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Note: Reproduction of any kind, including copying and pasting, is strictly prohibited unless given written permission. 
 

 

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