RETURN TO GLORY The Powerful Stirring
of the Black Man
Reel Back Woods Film Festival, NC -- "Best Documentary"
L to R:
Dr. Joel Freeman, Return to Glory
Antonio Lyons, Actor Donald Brown,
Sculptor of Award
Bill Cobbs, Actor Phyllis Stickney,
Actress Faiger Blackwell, Owner of CPS
William Haley, Alex Haley's son (Roots)
T G P i c t u r e s
RETURN TO GLORY
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY
~ Too Rich & Powerful For Just One
Free Events Hosted By Organizations Across America
"The 2010 RTG
...seating is limited
You will be taken to a
Where Has The Film Been Shown Already? Blacks In Government (BIG) National Conference, National Institutes
of Health (NIH), Verizon, Hampton Ministers' Conference, Howard
County Community College, Lake Providence Missionary Baptist
Church, Department of Treasury, MLK Center (Atlantic City), Reid Temple AME, National Cushite
Conference, US Geological Survey, Ebenezer AME, Mount Pleasant
Church, Indian River Correctional Facility, Reel Back Woods Film Festival, GWCEA, Calvary Revival Church, Glenarden First Baptist Church,
Gospel Grille, Refuge Temple, Howard County Center of African
American Culture, Urban
Ministries, Juneteenth Celebration, Sinclair Community College,
Cornerstone Assembly of God, Evangelistic Deliverance Center,
Cliffdale Christian Church, River of Life Christian Center, Maryland State Penitentiary, Covenant Church of Pittsburgh,
Helping Up Mission, MD State Correctional Facility, Greater Harvest
Baptist Church, Pentecostal Temple...and many, many more...
Washington, DC -- Herndon, VA -- Baltimore, MD
Hinesville, GA -- Virginia Beach, VA -- Portland, OR
PA -- New York City, NY -- Houston, TX
Chicago, IL -- Cincinnati, OH -- Dayton, OH -- Orlando, FL
Nashville, TN -- Richmond, VA -- Pittsburgh, PA
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Contact Don Griffin and Joel Freeman
Visit Don Griffin's Church Don and Brenda Griffin Green Pastures Community Church, 1451 Northampton Street,
Easton, PA, 18042 Sunday Service
begins at 12:45 pm
Summer hours at 11:00 am
held ever 1st
Sunday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm
Dr. Freeman's Schedule
Listing Only the Events Open to the Public Joel and Shirley Freeman Dr. Freeman's
Event will be listed here. Most of Dr. Freeman's
presentations are with corporations...not open to the public.
You and your friends are invited to the regional
screenings of the long-awaited award-winning film (45
minutes), Return To Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black
Endorsed by Bill Cosby, Julius Erving, Ben Carson, Tony Evans, Tony Campolo, the unique book, Return To Glory has touched thousands of men and women of all nations.
Co-authors Dr. Joel A. Freeman (Caucasian -- veteran chaplain of NBA Washington Bullets/Wizards) and
Don B. Griffin (African American -- successful Human
Resources executive and pastor) have created a story line that draws from ancient African history and centuries of American history, with gripping and
contemporary application. Truthcentric.
This powerful film combines astonishing ancient biblical and historical truth with compelling evidence that black people once dominated much of the civilized world, only to suffer a tragic downfall of epic proportions.
The film includes an invitation to Return To Glory.
Meet at least one of the authors at any any of the events listed
above. There will be time allotted for questions and
response (Q&R). Click on the city nearest you to see when and
where the film will be shown.
WANT A FILM SCREENING
IN YOUR CITY?
Many people have asked, "How can we host a screening of the
Return To Glory film in our city?" Generally we have the
screenings at the largest churches in the region, but we are
open to whoever wants to show the film. On average 1000 to
3500 people attend these special screenings.
Here are some ways we can help your organization/church promote the
1. The web page
you are currently looking at is the one we have created to
help advertise the event. As you can see, we will develop a
customized page with time, address, directions, phone
number, printable poster, etc.. Once that is done, your
church can start pointing people to this web site --
2. We have
beautiful 18" x 26" posters to be displayed around the
church and the surrounding community. The posters advertise
the showing of the film. For an example
3. We also have a
2-minute film trailer on DVD. Churches show this every
Sunday morning service, two-three Sundays in a row before
the event. It makes it very easy for the Pastor to then get
up after everyone has seen the film trailer and say, "I'm
going to be there. You do not want to miss this event!" (4-minute
overview of RTG
We generally are a part of church events where the senior
pastor is excited about hosting the event and who also is
planning to attend the event. A film screening has a
wonderful "in-reach" and "out-reach" potential.
view this film screening event as a fund raiser to
help Return To Glory raise the funds to donate a copy of the
film (DVD) to every school, prison, jail and juvenile
detention center in America.
Plus, the film
has been translated into French, Portuguese and Spanish.
This will permit us to raise the funds necessary to donate copies of the DVD throughout
parts of Europe, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.
Perhaps there can be an offering taken by the pastor at the
event to help with the objectives of the Return To Glory
The church screening attendance success has largely come
though the powerful combination of:
1. the stated and actual attendance of the senior pastor.
2. the showing of the
2-minute film trailer to the entire congregation during
the announcements on at least two Sunday mornings prior to
3. the posters
strategically hung up around the building.
I (Joel) come to an event, I am open to bringing 20-30
pieces of The Freeman Institute
History Collection. This adds a 3-Dimensional aspect to
the entire event. Let me know if you would be interested in
this aspect. If this is something you want, please make sure
that you select a designated person to provide security for
the collection during the evening.
Let us know your
thoughts and we will do whatever the leadership
decides. Thank you for allowing us to parachute into your
Don and Joel
Call 410-991-9718 or email for more information.
Don B. Griffin, M.A. and Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.
R S V P
~ Come As You Are ~
Send an email
right now indicating
how you can help promote the screening
the film in your community.
The co-authors will entertain
questions after the screenings of the film.
And we'll be asking you for your feedback and questions.
There will be an offering taken to benefit the RTG Foundation.
A. Freeman Veteran
Mentor/Chaplain of the NBA Washington Wizards ('79-'98),
~ President of The Freeman Institute ~
B. Griffin Accomplished
Human Resources Executive, Pastor, Teacher and Counselor
~ President of The Griffin Institute ~
Would you like to host a
premiere film events in your area?
Freeman Institute Black History
Collection has items such as:
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 owner of a slave.
9. Click Here
to view more items and images...
Dr. Freeman on Canadian TV
"film premier -- black
history -- black film -- african american film -- Return To Glory -- screening
-- film festival"