THE FREEMAN INSTITUTE® FOUNDATION
i. to help subsidize open-registration, world-class leadership educational and entrepreneurial workshop experiences for qualifying organizations – regardless of age, race, class or religious affiliation (some events especially designed for urban youth) – who would be unable to afford Dr. Freeman's normal, general market fees for such training. One seminar covers the "people" and "technical" side of the entrepreneurial pursuit. Seminar titles include: "Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"®, "When Strangling Someone Isn't An Option", "Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect", "If Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand"®, etc.
ii. to manufacture and donate already developed resources and also to create new educational and inspirational resources (books, CDs, DVDs, curricula), some of which will be translated into other languages and published in foreign editions. Funds are being raised to donate different resources (CDs, DVDs, books) , including a DVD copy of the Return To Glory® film to prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities, educational institutions in America, and international mission organizations. The award-winning film has been translated into French, Portuguese and Spanish. This translation work will permit the Foundation to donate copies of the DVD across Africa, parts of Europe and South America and the Caribbean.
The Next Generation workbook (Connecting Now with Later) will connect the contents of the book, "If Nobody Loves you, Create The Demand"® to young adults (15-26) interested in developing an entrepreneurial pursuit.
iii. to develop Black History galleries (see 2,000 sq ft concept below), designed to educate and inspire this generation. The Freeman Institute® owns a Black History collection of over 2500 vintage documents and artifacts, with the oldest piece dated 1553.
We'd love for community-based organizations, churches, and/or community colleges to be a part of sponsoring Black History galleries in major cities throughout the USA and parts of Canada. Read more about Dr. Freeman's personal story. (Email for more information.)
words, we will not reinforce the misguided notion that Black History
started with slavery. Black History has its ancient roots firmly planted
in creativity, inventiveness, ingenuity, royalty, perseverance and so
much more, with many African Kingdoms (Ghanian, Songehay, Great
Zimbabwe, Malian, etc.) -- providing a context for the documents and
artifacts exhibiting the part African Americans played in the past four
centuries of American history.
iv. to anonymously donate small amount of funds, after careful review, to any individual or organization that has demonstrated the thoughtful use of financial assistance. The funds may be given to anyone for charitable reasons, at the discretion of the directors. Funds are not given to those who are actively soliciting for funds, because then the gift would no longer be anonymous. The anonymity of the foundation and its directors will always be retained.
v. to encourage (through "The Entrepreneurial Connection") every school (Jr. High, Sr. High, College and University), church, community-based organization, prison, mentoring group, Job Corps site and community-based organization to develop an entrepreneur club. The goal is to inspire our next generation to dream big, research the marketplace and then to implement their viable business plans.
The Freeman Institute®
Foundation Black History Gallery
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. The recorded 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 project serves as a sister project to the "Return to Glory" documentary.
In October 2004 Dr. Freeman was a keynote speaker for the Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA). Three conferences were held in Botswana, Kenya and Senegal to make it easier for member and affiliate school faculty/administrators/staff to attend. Because of generous donations to The Freeman Institute Foundation, Freeman was able to donate a copy of the DVD film to every international school library in Africa. He returned to speak at the same conference in 2007.
The award-winning Return To Glory film project has been completed. The video and DVD versions of the film are available. RTG Distribution serves as distributor. There are a number of other regional and international distributors also interested in non-exclusive distribution rights. We are open to your creative distribution ideas.
The offices of The Freeman Institute Foundation are located in Maryland, with mail received at: Box 305 Gambrills, Maryland 21054. The telephone number is 410-729-4011. Dr. Freeman and Don Griffin may be contacted via email.
Freeman and co-author, Don
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