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  Welcome! The unique book, Return to Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Race, has been endorsed by the likes of Bill Cosby and Julius Erving to Ben Carson, Tony Campolo, Tony Evans, Donald Cole, Joe Frazier and many others.

  Authors Don Griffin (senior human resources executive and counselor) and Joel Freeman (veteran chaplain of the NBA Washington Wizards for 19 years, '79-'98, corporate trainer and professional speaker) co-wrote the book and also co-developed the script of the film version. Created by RTG Pictures, the film is available (order online).

  The RTG book, the award-winning film and Jazz music compilation CD are all available online or in many bookstores, along with distribution through RTG Distribution and a number of other national and international distributors. We are open to your creative distribution ideas.


  Don and Joel are continuing to raise the funds necessary to distribute the film, which visually brings to life the message of this gripping book. Contact them with your creative fund raising ideas.

  The goal is to donate a special "not-for-resale" edition of the DVD version of the film (with over 2 hours of uncut interviews, music videos from DC Talk, Lil' iROCC, NAS, short films, Photo Galleries and more) to every juvenile detention center, prison and school (Middle, Junior High, Senior High, College, University) in America.

  The film has been translated (subtitles) into three languages, with obvious international implications. We are grateful to the following people who painstakingly translated every word and phrase:
 French subtitles -- translation work done by Dr. Israel King
 Portuguese subtitles -- translation work done by Luiz Viveiros and Lisa Groves
 Spanish subtitles -- translation work done by Margarita Kintsler and Magdalena Moreno
 English subtitles (for hearing impaired) -- all subtitle (technical) work done by David Freeman

  This ambitious project includes plans to distribute the French, Portuguese and Spanish versions (special "not-for-resale" DVD edition) of the film throughout the continent of Africa, parts of Europe, parts of South America and the Caribbean. This is an ongoing, ever-expanding project. <-- To view more about the present/future plans for the Return To Glory
message, click on the second button from the top (present / future. The Freeman Institute Foundation is very much involved in developing the ever-expanding list of projects.
  The Return To Glory film has won the Best Documentary award at the Reel Back Woods Film Festival and is being shown across America in regional screenings. Click here to determine if and when the film screening is coming near you. At many of the screenings, one or both of the co-authors will be present to address audience questions. Email us if you can help with publicity in a particular city. Feel free to view the photographs from the World Premier screening of the RTG film, attended by 3,000+ people. View the 4-min. film trailer >>>


VIDEO: Dr. Joel Freeman on Fox News Channel discussing the event at the
United Nations where 20 documents and artifacts from his Black History Collection
were showcased at the UN "Transatlantic Slave Trade" exhibition.

The Black History Gallery Project  C.P.A. Approach
(C.P.A. concept developed by Patricia Ware)

The Freeman Institute owns a Black History Collection that will soon play an important part of the Freeman Institute Foundation's vision -- We plan to open Black History galleries in major American cities and in 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 ancient beginnings instead of the traditional starting points of slavery, colonization, Jim Crow, or apartheid.
     2. Proving the Point with a Black History Collection of genuine 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. Pieces from the collection have already been showcased at many exhibitions, including the White House Communications Agency, the United Nations, FBI, US Department of Justice and many other venues. Click to read the  Black History Gallery project's executive summary.

Affecting Change and Future Life Goals is realized through partnerships with national and local community-based service organizations whose purpose is to impact behavior and alter life outcomes. The Freeman Institute Foundation will provide tools to help these organizations as they assist their constituents in achieving their true potential, regardless of race, class, ethnicity, gender, generation or religion.
Any ideas? email (cell: 410-991-9718) The Black History Gallery overview.

Frederick Douglass



   Under the umbrella of Rosetta Classic, LLC. and The Freeman Institute Foundation, Dr. Freeman has developed full-size, 3-D museum-quality replicas of the famous Rosetta Stone. Click on the link or photograph to learn more about the historical significance and the technology utilized to fabricate these masterpieces. To our knowledge, this is the world's first and only such replica available to the general public.

   Ever the educational entrepreneur, Dr. Joel Freeman has developed (with a lot of help) eight uniquely handcrafted innovations of these  reproductions, including a stunning full-size, 3-D replica, a "lost wax" fine art bronze, etc. A 3-D digital holographic image is in the works. Dr. Freeman officially launched the Rosetta Stone replica project at the Library of Congress (DC) with his popular presentation, "The Mysterious Rosetta Stone."

   These life-size Rosetta Stone facsimiles (45" tall x 30" wide x 11" thick, 95 lbs) will be exhibited in each above-mentioned Black History gallery.


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Click on the Sphinx image to the right to read an even-handed definition and critique of both Afrocentrism and Eurocentrism followed up by an article written by Dr. Joel Freeman titled: "Confessions of a Budding Truthcentrist." >>>

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  Dr. Freeman and Producer/Director Steve Alston traveled to West Africa to collaborate on a 2nd project tentatively titled African Kings: A Journey Into the Past, Present and Future of African Kingdoms. Freeman and Alston were given unprecedented access to many African Kings from around the continent. The footage from the interviews with these Kings that can only be seen in this upcoming documentary. This film will combine tribal dances and stunning photography while addressing the past, present and future perspectives of the African Kingdoms. This film project serves as a sister project to the "Return to Glory" documentary.

  Return To Glory resources (book, DVD, music project and 4-CD audio book) can be ordered online. We also invite you to view one of  the most comprehensive Ancient Egyptian Photo Gallery on the Internet by clicking on button (to the left) -- over 230 photos and counting. Check out the brand new series of Black History Postcards.


   Inspirational Jazz Music Compilation CD
: With Wayman Tisdale, Jazz Crusaders (Wayne and Randy Henderson), Ronnie Laws (Laws Family), Phillip Ingram, Ciaphus Semenya, Lamont O'Neil, Freddy Cole, Joe Lovano, Bobby Lyle, a previously unreleased Duke Ellington song and more.... Order online or go to your local book/music store to obtain a copy. A large percentage of the purchase price goes to The Freeman Institute


   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 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 -- about 3 hours of total content...


Dr. Joel A. Freeman is the keynote speaker at many Black History presentations and cross-cultural competence training events around the world.  At this Black History Month event in the Washington, DC region, many participants stayed afterwards to review documents and artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History collection. Black history was the gateway through which Dr. Freeman developed a passion for cross cultural communication.


United Nation's "Transatlantic Slave Trade" Exhibit

20 documents & artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection
were showcased at the United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade" exhibit.


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