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Hey Black Child

To celebrate the third week of African American History Month, February 2019, we are posting a video of "HistoryMaker" Useni Eugene Perkins reading his poem "Hey Black Child." The poem calls to Black children to learn all they can, to be all they can be and so...

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In the Beginning Was The Word

Over and over we read stories of those who found their way out of illiteracy by using a dictionary as the break out tool in their struggle to learn and succeed. The story of Malcolm X is perhaps the best known. Illiterate and incarcerated, he taught himself to read...

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‘Twas Two Days Before Christmas…

Last Minute Amazon shoppers - Remember!"When you shop. Amazon gives."When you choose The Freadom® Road Foundation as your Amazon Smile charitable partner, your gift to a loved one "magically"  transforms - without cost to you - into a gift for a needy child in our...

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NEW YORK CONNECTIONS

Pictured left to right: John Bunn and Liska BlodgettOn Monday, December 3, 2018, a landmark meeting took place in New York City. Maria Hayley, founder of The Freadom® Road Foundation, headquartered in Chicago, met with John Bunn, founder of the Brooklyn, New York...

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LOST, then FOUND

An opportunity to visit New York City became the opportunity for The Freadom® Road Foundation's President Maria Hayley to visit the New York Public Library.On Thursday, November 29, 2018, she was happily "lost" in the treasure trove of this world-renowned...

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Pretty in Pink and Smart from the Start!

We recently heard good news from Monique McBride, one of the first moms in our Freadom® Families program - an early literacy initiative in collaborative partnership with Family Support organization Family Focus Englewood (Chicago). Ms. McBride shared with us that she...

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World’s Best Freadom® Mom

The "World's Best Freadom® Mom" Award and gift certificate were recently awarded to Ms. Katrinda Hudson (right) by The Freadom® Road Foundation's Ms. Brenda Dockery (left). Ms. Hudson, a Freadom® Family participant in our collaborative partnership with Family Focus...

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All Roads Lead to College

"Queen Mother" Reverend Helen Sinclair (right) - National Director of Jessie "Ma" Houston Prison Outpost of Rainbow Push Coalition and Director of the Board of The Freadom® Road Foundation - was inducted into the Wendell Phillips Academy High School Hall of Fame on...

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I never had been so truly free in my life

This statement from The Autobiography of Malcolm X expresses what reading meant to him while he was incarcerated in Norfolk Prison. ANNOUNCEMENT This version of our logo will be used to identify and highlight our materials, programs, and services relating to the...

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From Jail to Yale

In this video Charles "Roc" Dutton encourages imprisoned young African American men to put prison behind them and make their lives count by getting connected to their humanity and preparing for the struggles their freedom will entail. In his internet biography, we...

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