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The Gist of Freedom is a live, weekly, online broadcast that explores the historic context of current events effecting the African American community.


Actress/Playwright Nikkole Salter serves as one of many hosts for The Gist of Freedom's blog radio and on-air editions. Listen to interviews to the right.

Nikkole introduces Dr. Amir Whitaker, Esq. - founder of Project Knucklehead and civil rights attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center - as a host on the show.  Nikkole and Amir interview co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, Alicia Garza.  Thursday, January 7, 2016.

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