"When you hear
the truth out loud, it really hits home."
eye opening experience."
special meaning for me when I saw the facial features on statues
upheld as royalty."
experience deserving of its name."
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)
Information Contained in DVD
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 /
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 -- almost 3.5 hours of total content...
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.
for an overview of Dr. Freeman's story.
Own a Full Size, 3-D
Replica of the Rosetta Stone
from a gentleman to watched the DVD
"A White Man's Journey Into Black History"
I would like to share with you a life changing experience which came
about after I watched your DVD entitled "A White Man's Journey
into Black History":
I am an African American who has carried a great deal of resentment
towards Whites in this country because of the legacy of slavery and
the ongoing institutional racism which we as a people continue to
face today. Thinking of the pain and suffering which my ancestors
endured nearly drove me mad. I became interested in Black History
during family reunions on my mother's side.
Unlike a majority of African Americans I am able to trace family
roots on my mother's side to slavery days. I stopped researching
my family history because I was becoming obsessed with voices from
the past. I am convinced that one of my ancestors was raped by a
white man and her voice cried out to me from the grave. It was too
much to bear so I left it alone.
On my mother's side, many of her sisters are light skinned. The
family in Georgia who owned my ancestors and whose name my mother
bore wanted nothing to do with us. Yet the connection is so
obvious, the pain is so great, the legacy of Black-White relations
in America today. Many of those who knew the truth about how we are
related, black and whites are now dead or very old. These whites in
Georgia not only did not want to acknowledge that we were related
but also did not want to acknowledge us a part of the family.
We were not seeking reparations, only an admission that we were
common blood relatives. So I became bitter and hostile. I hated
white folks. Little did I realize at the time that I hated myself.
I hated the very blood which poured through my veins. It is said
that you can love others only if you love yourself. It naturally
follows that you can only hate others if you hate yourself. Hatred
is born of ignorance and self loathing. It is painful. It is
Then I watched your video and to me it became apparent that
the Pharaoh of the Bible who Moses contended with was probably a
Black African. He probably owned countless slaves and was likely
as ruthless and as fierce as any slave owner in our recent past. God
hardened Pharaoh's heart just as my heart had become hardened.
I am thinking that the Black Man's fall from grace no doubt had to
be a punishment for arrogance, pride and self exultation. Only when
we learn to love ourselves, can we learn to love others. You helped
me end the cycle of despair, anger, and self loathing.
To let go of all this anger and bitterness has brought me so much
peace! I am no longer obsessed with race and the evils of racism.
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,
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
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
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.
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more items and images...
The Freeman Institute Collection will develop a strategic
alliance with Return To Glory
-- We plan 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".
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
Proving the Point
with actual documents and
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
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
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.
email (cell: 410-991-9718)
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...