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A  White  Man's  Journey  Into  Black  History™
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C U L T U R A L   C O M P E T E N C Y    P R O G R A M

Mental  Health  Program  Designed  Specifically  For  CEUs

"This presentation is a moving experience..."

Background: In 1997 Professional Counselor, Dr. Joel Freeman co-authored the book, Return To Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man, with Don Griffin.  Main target audience? Young African American men (12-25). 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 45 minute film version is now available.) 

An Open Invitation to Participate in -- "THE MOMENT" -- Dr. Freeman's Latest Book Project

Welcome Mental Health Professionals:

Some time ago I was invited to Cincinnati by Central Clinic and CRI to present the half-day program entitled, "A WHITE MAN'S JOURNEY INTO BLACK HISTORY"™. There were about 150 present -- from case workers to psychiatrists. In the half-day program I addressed the historical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of racism and how this specifically impacts the therapeutic dynamics of the counseling relationship, including the grieving process and transference/counter transference issues.  They stated that the presentation was well-received, expanding the individual understanding of the therapeutic process and the enhancement of cultural competency.

I am open to being invited to your area. Perhaps a few organizations can band together to offer this program, which can be customized to your specific needs for CEUs. I have a special passion for urban work, but can customize this for any region of the country.

Also, there is another well-received half or full-day program which can be customized to your specific needs for CEUs and/or teambuilding/staff development: "DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO DRIVE YOU CRAZY!"®

Thanks for taking the time to review this information...
Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.
410-991-9718 (cell)


The Lemba:
Black Jews of Southern Africa

Badagry, Nigeria -- Slave Trade History

Historical Timeline
of Ancient Egypt

Joseph, Egypt
& The Hyksos

Tutankhamen & Akhenaton

Ancient Egyptian Religions

Map of
Ancient Africa

Text on
Rosetta Stone

The Pyramid Puzzle

Rosetta Stone

Ancient Nubia


















































































This uniquely powerful presentation can be customized for any organization  -- experienced by NASA, Blacks in Government (BIG), USDA, Central Clinic, Seattle Port Authority, Prince George's County Department of Education (Equity Assurance Office) and many others, including faith-based. Rave reviews. 

By the way, every month is Black History 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.

* 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? 
* Racism And The Grieving Process 
* Tools For Mutual Respect, Dialogue & Hope 
* A Message For Those Who Are Not Of African 
* 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?

[Take your pick: 2 hour, or half day programs -- with  PowerPoint or overheads]
A 140-minute video of this presentation is available
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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 PG County's Equity Assurance Office)


For almost 15 centuries, people gazed upon Egyptian hieroglyphics without comprehending their meaning. 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 will be talking about for years to come!


About The Presenter: Accomplished author of five bestsellers in 22 languages. Internationally sought-after speaker and trainer. Professional counselor. Success coach to executives. Behavioral analyst. Organizational culture change specialist. Off-key singer. Multiculturally astute. Film maker.  Photographer. 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. In August, 2002 all of the Kings and Queens of Africa were invited to attend a Pan African Conference in Benin, West Africa. Dr. Freeman was invited to participate in this event and he is making a film, African Kings: A White man's Journey Into The Past, Present and Future of African Kingdoms.

To learn more about another seminar -- Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect

The Freeman Institute Black History Collection

           The ever-expanding Freeman Institute Black History 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 owner of a slave.

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


Two New Resources! 
--The 4-CD Audio Book version of Return To Glory!
--140-Minute Video: A White Man's Journey Into Black History

U.S. Supreme Court's Dred Scott Decision NEW!
Abraham Lincoln's Response to the Dred Scott Decision

Dr. Carter Woodson, Founder of Black History Month -- View original letter


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