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  "A White Man's Journey Into Black History"®

(Alternative Titles)
"A Truthful Journey Into Black History"
"One Man's Journey Into Black History"

  Background: In 1997 Dr. Joel Freeman co-authored the book, Return To Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Race, 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 DVD film version is available.) 

  This uniquely powerful presentation can be customized for any organization  -- experienced by NASA, NIH, FBI, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Ft. Belvoir, Blacks in Government (BIG), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), USDA, Department of Justice (DOJ), Seattle Port Authority, Central Clinic, CRI and many others, including faith-based organizations. Rave reviews.

  All of the Kings and Queens of Africa were invited to attend a conference in Benin, West Africa, August 2002. Dr. Freeman participated in this event and is making a film about his research and experiences.

  In October 2004 Dr. Freeman was a keynote speaker for the Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA). Three conferences were held in Botswana (Gaberone), Kenya (Nairobi) and Senegal (Dakar). In 2007 Freeman returned to speak at the series of AISA conferences in Accra (Ghana) and Nairobi (Kenya). The DVD version of the film has been donated to every international school in the continent of Africa.

By the way -- every month is Black History Month

~ Program overview ~
Dr. Freeman, a White man from a small town in Alberta, Canada,
sharing 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, West Africa and to many museums around the world.

  • 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 Would Motivate A White Man To Be Interested In Black History?
  • Racism And The Grieving
  • Tools For Mutual Respect,
    Dialogue & Hope
  • A Message For Those Who Are Not Of African Descent 
  • Secrets Of Human Origin
    Uncovered By DNA. 
  • How, When And Why Did Blacks Diminish In World Dominance?
  • What Is The Hebrew / Black Connection?

Take your pick: 2 or 3 hour or half day programs -- with  PowerPoint

A 123-minute DVD of this
presentation is available
(Click on image to the left to learn more)

The DVD version contains
about 3.5 hours of
Total Content,
including Extra Features

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."

"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..."

"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."


  For over 20 centuries, people gazed upon Egyptian hieroglyphics without comprehending their meaning. The Rosetta Stone was found in 1798. In 1822 Frenchman, Jean 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 Hebrew / 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 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.



"Lessons from Blades of Grass in a Concrete Jungle"

(Alternative Title)
"The Entrepreneurial Spirit Displayed by People of African Descent over the Centuries"

  A popular presentation:

  There are many historical reasons why people have been and continue to be challenged by the hardships that accompany racism, prejudice and bigotry. Those hardships can be likened to the claustrophobic layers of concrete that gradually seek to nullify all viable options available to an individual under such weight. But as Russian historian and novelist, Alexander Solzhenitsyn once remarked, "If the whole world were covered in concrete, a single blade of grass would sooner or later break through."

  A truth-centric view of history will graphically describe the concrete of the Slave Trade,
slavery, fugitive slave laws, reconstruction, Jim Crow and the struggle for civil rights.

  However, there are many examples of people who have, like blades of grass, have broken
through and defied the power of the concrete. These are the stories Dr. Freeman loves to tells. Blades of grass cracking the mighty concrete from beneath. Inspirational. Educational. Visual.


  About The Presenter:
Grew up in Alberta, Canada. Accomplished author of seven bestsellers in 28 foreign translations. Internationally sought-after speaker and trainer. Professional counselor. Serial entrepreneur. Success coach to executives. Behavioral analyst. Organizational culture change specialist. Rosetta Stone history expert. Multiculturally astute. Award-winning film maker. Motivational consultant to professional athletes. Photographer. Film maker. A student of history. Passionate about dynamic, fun-filled excellence. Devoted husband and father. Off-key singer and extremely bad dancer.

  Dr. Freeman's Black History Collection is a stunning overview of four centuries, made up of over 3,000 documents and artifacts (oldest dated 1553).

  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). He is founding Director of The Freeman Institute Foundation. 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.


  The book (Return To Glory), the VHS/DVD film version, its 4-CD Audio Book version, 140-minute video "A White Man's Journey Into Black History" and other resources may be purchased through the Internet, general market and book stores.  These resources may be ordered directly right now and will be autographed to your specifications. Ask about discounts for quantities ordered.

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