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ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Adrian Branch
NBA Champion, Lakers
Narrator, RTG film

Dr. Ben Carson
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery,
Johns Hopkins

George Fraser
CEO/Founder
FraserNet, Inc.

Don Griffin
Co-author,
Return To Glory

Roderick Hairston
Chaplain,
NFL Baltimore Ravens

William Haley
CEO/Alex Haley Family,
Inc. (son of Alex Haley)

Cathy Hughes
Founder/Chairwoman,
TV One & Radio One

Jay Johnson, MA
Black History Collector
Airline Pilot, Retired

Willie Jolley
Author, Singer,
Professional Speaker

Meadowlark Lemon
Harlem Globetrotters

Charles Lucas
CEO, Aixsys Technologies

Lenny Moore
Colts, NFL Hall of Fame

Beverly Robertson
President, Civil Rights Museum (Memphis)

Charles Segars
CEO, Ovation TV
Founder, Sparkler Entertainment

Pat Williams
Sr. VP of NBA's
Orlando Magic

Kelly Wright
Correspondent,
Fox News Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DECODING

LITERACY

ROSETTA  STONE  LITERACY  PROJECT

 


Objective

It's all about problem-solving. Literacy is a problem that needs to be solved.
Utilizing the metaphor of the Rosetta Stone we point people to gateways that help
people of all ages, ethnicities and religions crack the code to reading and writing.

Mission

To recognize leadership and innovation in the field of literacy.
To build partnerships to strengthen outreach and outcomes.
To raise awareness for literacy education.
To support effective literacy programs.


RosettaLiteracy.com


Copyright
©
2011 - 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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Gateways to "aha" experiences come in different forms.
All providing gateways to literacy.
Literature. History. Music. Education. Film. Drama. Sports. Entrepreneurship. Art. 

     Capturing Hearts & Minds as people of all ages learn how the secrets of ancient Egypt were unlocked by cracking the code to hieroglyphics. The historical drama is a compelling story that needs to be heard by all.
    
Proving the Point by using replicas of the original Rosetta Stone to provide a hands-on demonstration on how real-life puzzles, conundrums and problems are solved. Also, demonstrating that it is possible to become literate by showcasing inspirational stories of people who have overcome all odds to learn how to read and write. Blades of grass in a concrete jungle.
    
Affecting Change & Future Life Goals through partnerships with national and community-based service organizations with similar missions to impact behavior and alter life outcomes. Literacy is the first step to freedom on many levels. The Foundation's desire is to assist by providing resources to help facilitate the kind of lasting change that will help individuals realize their true potential, regardless of age, race, religion, class, or gender.

Any ideas?
Interested enough to want to learn more? email (cell: 410-991-9718). Original CPA idea came from Patricia Ware.
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ATTENTION: C-SUITE decision-makers in major companies.
I am ready to email you a rather unique proposal for corporate sponsorship -- "The Mysterious Rosetta Stone" educational traveling exhibit for 7 years throughout America (6,000 sq.ft., 3 venues per year). Over $5M worth of branding and marketing at a fraction of the cost. Giant marketing footprint. We'll connect your company's brand to the rich history and drama surrounding the iconic Rosetta Stone. For more info: EMAIL
CLICK HERE TO REVIEW PROPOSAL
 

   Welcome! Let's get some background for the project.

   HISTORICAL BACKGROUND  The Rosetta Stone. Found in 1799 on the west bank of the Nile by French soldiers, this 1,700 pound fragment of an ancient slab gave up the linguistic clues that ultimately cracked the code to hieroglyphics some 23 years later in 1822 -- unlocking the secrets of ancient Egypt. This is artifact has become a powerful metaphor for addressing literacy.

   In 2005 Dr. Joel Freeman acquired a first-generation reproduction of the face of the famous Rosetta Stone.



Click for history of the
Rosetta Stone Replica Project
 

 
   Utilizing this exact reproduction of the face of the Rosetta Stone, Freeman was able (with a lot of help) to create the world's first and only full-size, 3D replica available to the general public.

 
Anyone interested in
archaeology, Egyptology, cryptology, publishing, IT security, geology, science, writing, mathematics, literacy, translation work and/or languages understands the significance of this famous artifact.
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   The “Rosetta Stone," as it is known, has become a metaphor...
                                ...a metaphor for anything that is important to the process of decryption or the unraveling of a complex problem -- cracking a code of some sort. Perhaps even a universal metaphor for hope, creativity and perseverance for many who are trying to learn a new language, attempting to solve a relational puzzle, or seeking to decipher the cryptic issues of these tough economic times.
Freeman is using the Rosetta Stone as a metaphor -- seeking to help solve the problems surrounding literacy. But how?

   Dr. Freeman recently spoke at the Harlem Book Fair (Rutgers University, Newark) on the topic, Decoding Literacy and Freedom: The Contemporary Significance of the Rosetta Stone. During the presentation Freeman said, "There's no financial, geographic, computer, scientific, or cultural literacy without knowing how to read and write."

   FACTS  &  STATISTICS  Facts and statistics can be mind-numbing. But behind each number is a face and a story. While The Freeman Institute Foundation desires to connect with all -- regardless of age, race, religion, class or gender -- we are especially appalled by the facts and stories surrounding the lack of literacy among young African American men.

   Writer, Tamika Thompson focuses the thought, "Young Black men — across the board — score below their counterparts in other racial and ethnic groups when it comes to graduation rates, literacy rates and college preparedness. And many African American men, in turn, are virtually locked out of employment and are filling up the nation’s prisons in disproportionate numbers."

 


 -  54% of African Americans graduate from high school, compared to more than three quarters of white and Asian students.

 -  Nationally, African American male students in grades K-12 were nearly 2½ times as likely to be suspended from school in 2000 as white students.

 -  In 2007, nearly 6.2 million young people were high school dropouts. Every student who does not complete high school costs our society an estimated $260,000 in lost earnings, taxes, and productivity.

 -  On average, African American twelfth-grade students read at the same level as white eighth-grade students.

 -  The twelfth-grade reading scores of African American males were significantly lower than those for men and women across every other racial and ethnic group.

 -  Only 14% of African American eighth graders score at or above the proficient level. These results reveal that millions of young people cannot understand or evaluate text, provide relevant details, or support inferences about the written documents they read.

 -  The majority of the 2.3 million people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails are people of color, people with mental health issues and drug addiction, people with low levels of educational attainment, and people with a history of unemployment or underemployment.       -- (statistics from the Smiley Group)
 

  This is a national disaster.  Only 5% of African Americans -- roughly two million people -- are able to read written English. There's a lot of blame to go around. No blaming and shaming here. Along with many other fine organizations, we are seeking to be solutionists...hitting the issues of literacy head on. At the bottom of this page are some links to organizations, like the Carson Scholarship Foundation and Follett International, who are passionate about promoting literacy.

 

    FILM/BOOK -- GATEWAYS   One gateway to literacy is film. Created by RTG Pictures, the award-winning film is available (order online). This book and film project is unique in that Don Griffin is African American and Joel Freeman is Caucasian. Endorsed by such notables as Bill Cosby, Julius "Dr J" Erving, Ben Carson, Joe Frazier and many others, the message of the book (and film) has informed and inspired millions of people around the world.

   BLACK HISTORY COLLECTION  Another gateway is history. The Freeman Institute® (CEO, Dr. Joel Freeman) owns a Black History collection of 3,000+ vintage documents and artifacts, with the oldest piece dated 1553. After reading this entire page, feel free to come back and review The Freeman Institute® Black History Collection here.

   THE BIG PICTURE  Another gateway is providing an experiential, hands-on connection to history, literature and film. One objective of the Foundation is to help establish Freeman Black History Galleries (community-sponsored gateways to addressing the issues surrounding literacy) -- connecting the African American experience with galleries in major U.S. cities and in selected cities internationally (parts of Canada, Europe, Africa and South America and every Caribbean country). Each gallery will exhibit a full-size replica of the Rosetta Stone and will also include a reading room.

   GATEWAY TO THE IMPOSSIBLE  Does the international aspect of the gallery / literacy project sound improbable...even impossible? How will all this happen? Frankly, we do not know. But we all realize that before embarking upon any journey one must first start by doing what's necessary...

 


Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
  -- St. Francis of Assisi
 

 

   We invite you to join us in the adventure. Much of the heavy lifting has already been accomplished. The Freeman Black History Gallery business model allows for 10, 100, or even 1,000+ galleries around the world. The sky's the limit!

Fox News Channel segment about Joel Freeman, the
United Nation exhibition, & the Black History Gallery Project


Mother explaining an artifact from the oldest documented
slave ship wreck (summer, 1700) to her children at a
Black History exhibition in Prince George's County, MD




Freeman Institute Black History Collection documents and artifacts were
showcased at the  United Nations Transatlantic Slave Trade Exhibit (March-May 2011)


If you are interested in learning more about the
Black History Gallery Project, here is a presentation
Dr. Joel Freeman made to a group interested in establishing a
Black History gallery in their community. Before this video is over, you
will have captured a glimpse into Joel Freeman's heart and vision for
helping to establish Black History galleries in communities
across America and also in selected cities internationally.


 


  
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT  All it takes is for one person with an entrepreneurial spirit in each community to capture the vision and lead the charge. Is that one person you? Send this website to other key decision-makers in your community and then contact Dr. Freeman (410-729-4011) for the next steps. Community-based organizations, churches, businesses and colleges may want to be a part of sponsoring Black History galleries in communities throughout the USA, the Caribbean and parts of Canada.

   After you have finished reviewing the material on this web page, come back to read more about Joel Freeman's bio and personal story. (Email for more information...requesting a confidential 15-page overview of Freeman Black History Gallery concept.)

   TOWN WELL CONCEPT  Hopefully each gallery will become a local "town well," where young people are mentored, families break the curse of debt, entrepreneurial dreams are fostered and lives are changed. It's all about purpose. We hope that each gallery will have a side room with computers, so that students can come right after school to study in an educational atmosphere. We also hope to establish an entrepreneur club in each gallery for all interested in taking an idea to the marketplace -- artists, musicians, authors, business concepts, etc.. Successful business people in the community will have the opportunity to become business mentors. Dr. Freeman's entrepreneur book/workbook combination (with Leader's Guide) can be used as course material -- "If Nobody Loves You Create the Demand!"

   PROTOCOL  We envision that any gallery you may visit throughout the world will have it's own local flavor, but will adhere to a common code of conduct. Our desire is for each gallery to function kind of like a franchise. Professional. Friendly. Excellent customer service.  Strictly non-partisan. Accepting and respecting all who visit (Liberal, Conservative, Independent)...regardless of their political or religious leanings. The galleries will collectively create and then live by a code of conduct accepted and appreciated by all. All legal, insurance, security, staffing and climate-control issues will be standard.

   JUNIOR CURATOR MENTORING PROGRAM  The objective is for each gallery to hire young people (14-16 years) who will earn the right to become the narrators or guides for visitors. Each "Return To Glory" teenager will be brought through a comprehensive mentoring process.

  It will be inspirational to see a young person talking as an expert on Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Solomon Northrop and other known and not-so-known historical figures. It would be such a joy to follow every "Return To Glory" kid through college (with scholarship help) and after graduation to help open doors in his/her selected vocation. The goal is for this to be part of the generational legacy of each gallery.

   GATEWAY TO LOCAL HISTORY  We envision that once a local gallery is established, people in each community will come forward with documents and artifacts that they will loan or donate to the gallery, desiring to re-animate the legacy of a relative (grandparent, aunt, uncle, parent). There are many stories that the current generation needs to know and understand. We predict that -- once the news gets out -- the local community's outpouring of support with historical items and stories to be told will be unprecedented.

 


There is nothing wrong with going back to
fetch what one has forgotten.
   -- Ashanti saying
se wo were fi na wosan kofa a yennki


 

 

   ANCIENT TOUCHSTONE  Dr. Freeman, the president of The Freeman Institute® Foundation, has created (with a lot of help) a digital model and mold and the fabrication of museum-quality replicas. He was looking for something that could be utilized as an exhibit,  stepping back ion time to ancient African kingdoms as a context of inventiveness and creativity before reviewing the past 4 centuries of American history.


Rosetta Stone Replica

   Why the Rosetta Stone?  A full life-size, 3-D replica of the Rosetta Stone (45" tall x 30" wide x 11" thick) in each gallery provides a literal touchstone to ancient times, reminding the viewer that Egypt is located in Africa, not the Middle East. It serves as a metaphor for problem-solving and perseverance. It also provides a solid ancient historical context, helping us to better understand linguistics and ancient African history. An iconic symbol for promoting literacy.

   We will not reinforce the misguided notion that Black History started with the Slave Trade and the peculiar institution of slavery.

   Black History has its ancient roots firmly planted in creativity, inventiveness, ingenuity, royalty, perseverance and so much more, with many African Kingdoms (Ghanian, Songehay, Great Zimbabwe, Malian, etc.) -- providing a context for the documents and artifacts that exhibit the important and often overlooked role African Americans played in the past four centuries of American history.

   WHITE ABOLITIONISTS  One of the plans also is for each Freeman Black History Gallery to have a wall honoring some of the White abolitionists who sacrificed much for the anti-slavery cause -- with some making the ultimate sacrifice. Each visitor will be provided the opportunity to complete their tour of the local gallery with a "pep in his/her step" regardless of ethnicity, gender or religion. It's all bound up in the value of mutual respect.

 


Seek to understand before seeking to be understood.
   -- St. Augustine
 

 

   Here is an overview of the past and present progress, with an eye cast to the future:

 
  • PHASE ONE:  Development of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Freeman Institute® Foundation (web) -- DONE!
  • PHASE TWO:  Development of The Freeman Institute® Black History Collection (3,000+ documents and artifacts. Oldest piece dated 1553) (web) -- DONE...and expanding!
  • PHASE THREE:  Development of the Rosetta Stone replica project (web) -- DONE!
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  • PHASE FOUR:  Here's where the fun begins! Site selection of first gallery. We envision that churches, charter schools, home school groups, private schools, or faith-based organizations may be the best hosts for such galleries, providing a unique outreach to their respective communities. We are also open to other community-based organizations -- Will your community be the first? EMAIL
       * NOTE: This first gallery is very important, because it will become the "gold standard," against which all future galleries will be measured. Even though each gallery leadership group will develop their own way in each community -- all future gallery directors will have to spend time at this first gallery...learning from their successes and mistakes. Over the first 8-9 months we will work the bugs out before moving to the next phase.
  • PHASE FIVE:  The establishment of 3-4 more galleries...watching closely for any systemic challenges, failures or issues that need to be addressed.
  • PHASE SIX:  Watching carefully, we will then permit an expansion to various parts of the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Each new country will start back at Phase Four, with the establishment of one gallery to make sure that the gallery project is culturally sound for that new part of the world.
  • PHASE SEVEN:  We have some unique plans to connect each gallery through technology (video games, Internet) and a daisy-chain of new documents and artifacts bringing fresh excitement twice a year throughout the entire group of galleries around the world. Can you imagine a kid in Ghana playing a historically-vibrant video game against kids in London, Toronto, Atlanta and Freeport?
  • PHASE EIGHT:  We have other BIG dreams, but will not communicate them here. Enough for now...

   What will it take for a local organization to start a Black History gallery? We have a much more comprehensive overview in the confidential document, available to those interested in establishing a Freeman Black History Gallery in their community.

   For starters, find corporations or local foundations to grant funds for the framing of documents, touch-screen TVs, remodeling costs, etc. And also locate a building with at least 2,000 - 3,000 square feet to get a gallery going in your community. We have developed an AutoCAD design (below) demonstrating how the square footage can be filled.

   One of the more generous corporations funding the local effort can become the title sponsor of the gallery in their community.

   GATEWAY TO ECONOMIC VIABILITY  The economic viability of the gallery concept has already been completed. This includes, corporate donations, membership drive, minimal ticket pricing, store in each gallery selling reproductions, books, art and DVDs...and more. Each gallery will be built upon a local entrepreneurial spirit.


Family reading together

   TRUTHCENTRIC  Both Afrocentrism and Eurocentrism have good points to them. But after careful research over the years, the growing realization that has emerged is that both disciplines also have some pretty crazy/fringe stuff that's isn't corroborated by original sources. We'd rather use the term: "Truthcentric" -- hopefully providing more light than heat.

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* Types of community organizations that can help make the Freeman Black
                                                         History Gallery
a sustained, long-term success:


Dred Scott, his wife
(Harriet) and two daughters
(Eliza and Lizzie).

Phillis Wheatley

  • Church -- possible host of a unique, long-term outreach to the community. Teenagers can earn the right to become paid junior curators of the gallery, guiding visitors to a better understanding of the historical context for each exhibit.

  • Charter School, Private School or Home School Group -- other possible hosts of a unique, long-term outreach to the community. Teenagers can earn the right to become paid junior curators of the gallery, guiding visitors to a better understanding of the historical context for each exhibit.

  • Marketing/Business class in local college -- students receive extra credit for developing and then helping to implement a marketing plan.

  • Humanities/History class in local HS/college -- students receive extra credit for researching, arranging and communicating the history of each exhibit.

  • Architecture/Design class of local college -- students receive extra credit for drawing a design that will work with the space provided for the gallery.

  • Artists, Authors and Musicians -- Each gallery will have a store to help with the economic viability of each site. The more galleries, the larger the distribution footprint. We will also sell reproductions of some of the historic pieces exhibited in a gallery.

  • Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs -- can help to provide initial and on-going funding for the project. Some corporations will want to become the named sponsors of certain rooms, walls and/or specific exhibits.

  • Local Media -- can help promote the success of such a project via radio, TV and newsprint..

  • Votech -- Vocational institutions are looking for projects that provide real-world experience for drafting, carpentry skills, and metal work. Each gallery will need such practical help.

  • Local Primary, Elementary & Junior High Schools -- can plan class trips annually to the gallery.

  • Local Residents -- some may have historical documents and artifacts in their attics and basements that can be donated or loaned to their local gallery for future exhibits.

  • Tourism. Tourism. Tourism. -- this project can attract tourism and an extra buzz to the community. Any local government will want to help with this project...

 


        
 

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Learn more about a potential Black History gallery in your community.
Contact Joel Freeman and receive a more comprehensive document about the project.
tel: 410-729-4011 
email

   RTG DVD PROJECT  Another Foundation objective is to donate a special "not-for-resale" edition of the DVD version of the film (with over 2 hours of uncut interviews, music videos from DC Talk, Lil' iROCC, NAS, short films, Photo Galleries and more) to every juvenile detention center, prison and school (Middle, Junior High, Senior High, College, University) in America.

   Each gallery leadership team will be given the opportunity to participate in this project as they seek to increase their local impact.

   The RTG film has been translated into French, Portuguese and Spanish, along with English subtitles for the hearing impaired. This ambitious project includes plans to raise the funds to distribute the French, Portuguese and Spanish versions (special DVD edition) of the film throughout the continent of Africa, parts of Europe, parts of South America and the Caribbean. This is an ongoing, ever-expanding project. View more about the present/future plans of The Freeman Institute Foundation. Click Here.

  The Return To Glory film has won the Best Documentary award at the Reel Back Woods Film Festival and is being shown across America in regional screenings. Let us know if you would like to have a special screening of the RTG film in your community.


Order This Book, Audio Book and/or Film


  Email us if you can help with publicity in a particular city. Feel free to view the photographs from the World Premier screening of the RTG film, attended by well over 2.500 people in Norfolk, VA.

   BLACK HISTORY PRESENTATIONS  Dr. Freeman has a Black History presentation that has received excellent reviews from many audiences around the world. Call him: 410-729-4011.

 

 
New ideas pass through three periods:
1) It can't be done.
2) It probably should be done, but it's not worth doing.
3) I knew it was a good idea.
   -- Arthur C. Clark
 

 

Copyright © 2011 - 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. 
 


The Freeman Institute® Foundation Black History Gallery
(2,000 sq ft gallery concept)



~
Gallery ~
Exhibiting 50+ artifacts & framed documents, along with open area for fund-raisers (jazz quartet, etc).
Rosetta Stone replica is the first item visitors review (to the left) as they walk in.
~ Screening Room ~
Showing the 45-minute Return To Glory film every hour-on-the-hour in every gallery.
Sliding wall for screening area makes for an even larger open area, if necessary.
~ Shop ~
Long-term economic viability of gallery encouraged by offering DVDs, books, reproductions, etc. for sale.
~ Classroom ~
Permitting students to finish homework before going home after school.
 

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the over-arching theme of each Freeman Black History Gallery

 

African American History
and the
Entrepreneurial Spirit

 

 

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, illiterate, lynching, Jim Crow and the struggle for civil rights.

However, there are a number of 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 entrepreneurial 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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"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself --
 the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us--that's where it's at."   - Jesse Owens

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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. 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.

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The Rosetta Stone: Replicating a Mystery (short film)


 

Important speech presented by George Fraser at the famous City Club (Cleveland)
George is an Advisory Board Member of the Black History Gallery Project

 

   George C. Fraser is Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc. A company he founded some 20 years ago with the vision to lead a global networking movement that brings together diverse human resources to increase opportunities for people of African descent. He is considered by many to be a new voice for African Americans and one of the foremost authorities on economic development, networking and building effective relationships.
  Mr. Fraser has authored three critically acclaimed books: Success Runs In Our Race; The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African American Community and Race For Success; The Ten Best Business Opportunities for Blacks In America and the most recent, Click: Ten Truths to Building Extraordinary Relationships.
  UPSCALE magazine name him one of the “Top 50 power brokers in Black America”. Black Enterprise Magazine called him “Black America’s #1 Networker” and featured him on a cover issue. Personal growth “guru” Stephen Covey called Mr. Fraser a “masterful teacher”.

Joel Freeman was the keynote speaker at the "2014 Ft Meade Joint Language Wars" held outside near the plane exhibit on the campus at the National Security Agency. This is the Olympics competition for language experts from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. He exhibited the Classic Rosetta Jr model (2/3 the size of the original Rosetta Stone -- approx 30" tall x 20" wide x 7.5" thick, 25 lbs). Everyone loved this new model. TOPIC: the history behind the cracking of the code to hieroglyphics and its historical impact on what these elite warriors do every day for America's national security.

 

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

 

  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, the US Secret Service, and also showcased at the United Nations' month-long exhibition commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade in 2011 and again in 2012.

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The United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" Exhibit

20 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection showcased.
(March 15th -- May 10th, 2011 and again in 2012)

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.

 

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.


Dr. Freeman at the United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" Exhibit (15 Mar - 10 May, 2011).

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.



Dr. Joel Freeman invited to exhibit at the 2nd
United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" Exhibit in 2012.
16 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection were showcased (see below).

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Schedule Dr. Joel A. Freeman for your next
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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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VIDEO: Controversy surrounding the Sphinx of Giza.
When were the nose and lips demolished? Who did it?

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