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"This presentation is a moving experience..."

Not so much Afrocentric or Eurocentric....Truthcentric.

   Background: 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  -- experienced by NASA, FBI, Blacks in Government (BIG), NIH, Prince George's County Council, Walter Reed Medical Center, US Department of Justice, PG County Dept. of Education Equity Assurance Office, USDA, Seattle Port Authority,  Frostburg State University, Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA) and many others, including faith-based organizations. 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 to be interested in Black History?" Click here to review Dr. Freeman's written response.

   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?

   The DVD version of this presentation contains a total of 3 hours of content, including the Extra Features.  -- Order it here.

Dr. Joel A. Freeman
What would ever motivate a White Man to be interested in Black History?
CLICK HERE for a brief written response.



How You Will Benefit

 * 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 Hebrew / Black Connection? 

 * Prejudice 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?

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Comments from Participants

"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."

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.

   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. Freeman's written response.

   Freeman uses many photographic images from his travels to Africa 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.



Rosetta Stone

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More 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."

"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)

Overview of 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 / 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 -- almost 3.5 hours of total content...


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. Click here for an overview of Dr. Freeman's story.


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Letter 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 consuming. 

   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, 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...



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 apartheid.
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.
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)


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...


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