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Remembering a Legend

Remembering a Legend

In honor of the fourth and final week of African American History Month, February 2019, we are honoring Dr. Margaret Burroughs and posting a video of her reading her poem "My Philosophy".A legend - even in her own time - was Dr. Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs. She was...

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Hey Black Child

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

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…

‘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

NEW YORK CONNECTIONS

In this TED Talk we see Benny Lee tell his compelling story beginning when he was a fourteen-year-old gang leader in Chicago, to decades of his imprisonment, to his participation in a drug treatment program and to his pursuit of employment and education resulting in...

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LOST,  then FOUND

LOST, then FOUND

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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Pretty in Pink and Smart from the Start!

Pretty in Pink and Smart from the Start!

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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World’s Best Freadom® Mom

World’s Best Freadom® Mom

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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‘Twas Two Days Before Christmas…

Remember us as you shop for the holidays

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

All Roads Lead to College

When you make The Freadom™ Road Foundation your Amazon Smile charitable partner, then do your normal Holiday shopping, Amazon gives a portion of the money you spent with them to us! What could be simpler or easier?

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I never had been so truly free in my life

I never had been so truly free in my life

"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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