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Speaking Engagements

Footprints of Faith in America’s History
Lesley Gist is committed to the belief that social change is brought about exalting the
work of the faithful. Led by people of faith, The Underground Railroad became America’s
first successful non-violent Civil Rights movement. Lesley inspires her audience by
looking at the Underground Railroad and finding beauty in the midst of a painful era.
The life of William Still a black abolitionist and millionaire exemplifies the lives of the faithful workers on the Underground Railroad. These people of faith left the safety and security of their homes to go underground to help relieve and free the slaves.

These characteristics are traits that are consistent in our leaders throughout history, from the biblical era to the present day. By depicting this history. Rich in generous human interaction, Gist shines a hopeful light on the strength of the human spirit.

Her talk generally runs for one hour and includes a question and answer session and a display of vintage books and literature on the subject of the Still family and the Underground Railroad.

Click Here to request Gist to visit your group.

Upcoming Events
and Recent Appearances
August 5, 2012
Emancipation  Day, Peterboro NY

Nat'l.Abolition Hall of Fame
Dot Wilsey 315.684.3262

August 2012
Lawnside, NJ
 Contact: Donna  856.341.4881

July 2012 
Bordentown, Historically Black School, now a Juvenile Detention Center!
Contact: John

April 2011

Easter Weekend Philadelphia's Black History Showcase

April 2011

Easter Weekend Philadelphia's Black History Showcase

Join us Every Sunday @ 6:00 PM

Join Lesley Gist-Etheridge on her weekly live online discussion panel in celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve that history in literature and artifact. Visit us this week at The Gist of Freedom Blog Talk Radio Show

CALL-IN NUMBER (347) 324-5552
[Call in to add your voice to the discussion!]

Learn more while you listen! View a flyer about interviewer Gist-Etheridge's book.

The Gist of Freedom is Still Faith tells the story of William Still and Peter Gist.
Their story is now a part of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom!
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