Lesley Gist is a high school teacher in Wayne,
New Jersey. The historian in her first became
evident when she began research on the college
paper, which would become The Gist of Freedom.
She advocates for the recognition of the dynamics
of multi-culturist collaborations in every talk she gives around the country. Focused on the remarkable life of William Still and how he influenced the Underground Railroad and all he met along the way. Her talks are committed to promoting social change brought about by people acting in good faith towards one another.