The unique book,
Return to Glory: The Powerful Stirring of the Black
has been endorsed by the likes of Bill Cosby and
Julius Erving to Ben Carson, Tony Campolo, Tony Evans, Donald Cole, Joe
Authors Don Griffin (senior human resources executive and
counselor) and Joel Freeman (veteran chaplain of
the NBA Washington Wizards for 19 years, '79-'98, corporate trainer and professional speaker) co-wrote the book and also co-developed the
script of the film version. Created by RTG Pictures, the film is available
The RTG book, the award-winning film and Jazz music
compilation CD are all available
or in many
bookstores, along with distribution through RTG Distribution and a number of other national and international distributors. We
are open to your creative distribution ideas.
Don and Joel are continuing to
raise the funds necessary to distribute the film, which visually brings
to life the message of this gripping book. Contact them with your
creative fund raising ideas.
goal is to donate
a special "not-for-resale" edition of the DVD version of the film (with
over 2 hours of uncut interviews,
music videos from DC Talk, Lil' iROCC, NAS, short films, Photo Galleries
and more) to every juvenile detention center, prison and school (Middle, Junior
High, Senior High, College, University) in America.
film has been translated (subtitles) into three languages, with obvious
international implications. We are grateful to the following people who
painstakingly translated every word and phrase: French subtitles -- translation work done by Dr.
Israel King Portuguese subtitles -- translation work done by Luiz Viveiros and Lisa Groves Spanish subtitles -- translation work done by Margarita Kintsler
and Magdalena Moreno English subtitles (for hearing impaired) -- all subtitle
(technical) work done by David Freeman
This ambitious project includes plans to
distribute the French, Portuguese and Spanish versions
(special "not-for-resale" DVD edition) of the film throughout the
continent of Africa, parts of Europe, parts of South America and the
Caribbean. This is an ongoing, ever-expanding project. <-- To view more
about the present/future plans for the Return To Glory® message, click on the second button from the top (present
Institute Foundation is very much involved in developing the
ever-expanding list of projects.
Return To Glory® film has won the Best Documentary award at the Reel Back
Woods Film Festival and is being shown across America in regional
screenings. Click here
to determine if and when the film screening is coming near you. At many
of the screenings, one or both of the co-authors will be present to
address audience questions.
us if you can help with publicity in a particular city. Feel free to
from the World Premier screening of the RTG film, attended by
people. View the 4-min. film trailer >>>
VIDEO: Dr. Joel Freeman on Fox News
Channel discussing the event at the
United Nations where 20 documents and artifacts from his Black
were showcased at the UN "Transatlantic Slave Trade"
The Freeman Institute® owns
Black History Collection that will soon play an
important part of the Freeman Institute® Foundation's vision -- We plan
Black History galleries in major American cities
and in selected cities internationally. Our goal is to educate and
inspire young people with the C-P-A Approach:
Hearts and Minds
through the inspiration received from and knowledge contained in
Return To Glory resources. A combined strategic focus on this
step, will allow RTG to be even more deliberate in achieving its
goal of changing the distorted image of Black people by starting
from ancient beginnings instead of the traditional starting points
of slavery, colonization, Jim Crow, or apartheid.
Proving the Point
Black History Collection of genuine documents
and artifacts.Verification of the history will be
established through collections and exhibitions of genuine
historical documents and artifacts from the respective nation in
which RTG has a presence. Pieces from the collection have already
been showcased at many exhibitions, including the White House
Communications Agency, the United Nations, FBI, US Department of
Justice and many other venues. Click to read the
Black History Gallery project's executive summary.
Change and Future Life Goals
is realized through partnerships with national and local community-based
service organizations whose purpose is to impact behavior and alter
Institute® Foundation will provide
to help these organizations as they assist their constituents in
achieving their true potential, regardless of race, class,
generation or religion.
email (cell: 410-991-9718)
Black History Gallery overview.
Under the umbrella of Rosetta Classic®,
LLC. and The Freeman Institute®
Foundation, Dr. Freeman has
3-D museum-quality replicas of the
Click on the link or photograph to learn more about the historical
significance and the technology utilized to fabricate these
masterpieces. To our knowledge, this is the world's first and only such
replica available to the general public.
Ever the educational entrepreneur, Dr.
Joel Freeman has developed
(with a lot of help) eight uniquely handcrafted innovations of these reproductions,
including a stunning full-size, 3-D
replica, a "lost wax" fine art bronze, etc. A 3-D digital holographic image
is in the works. Dr. Freeman officially launched the Rosetta Stone replica project
at the Library of Congress (DC) with his popular presentation, "The
Mysterious Rosetta Stone."
life-size Rosetta Stone facsimiles (45" tall x 30" wide x 11" thick,
will be exhibited in each above-mentioned
Black History gallery.
Kick off your shoes and grab a cup of coffee. Take your time.
We have a
lot of information here to share with you.
Bookmark this site and keep
We update often. We'd love to hear from you...
Click on the Sphinx image to the
right to read an even-handed definition and critique of
both Afrocentrism and Eurocentrism followed up by an article written
by Dr. Joel Freeman titled: "Confessions of a Budding
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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 from around the continent. The footage from the 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 film project serves as a sister project to the "Return to Glory" documentary.
To Glory® resources (book, DVD, music project and 4-CD audio book) can be
online. We also
invite you to view one of the most comprehensive Ancient Egyptian Photo Gallery on
the Internet by clicking on button (to the left) -- over 230 photos and
counting. Check out the brand new series of Black History
Inspirational Jazz Music Compilation CD: With Wayman Tisdale, Jazz
Crusaders (Wayne and Randy Henderson), Ronnie Laws (Laws Family),
Phillip Ingram, Ciaphus Semenya, Lamont O'Neil, Freddy Cole, Joe Lovano, Bobby Lyle,
a previously unreleased Duke Ellington song
and more.... Order
online or go to your local book/music store to obtain a copy. A large
percentage of the purchase price goes to The Freeman Institute® Foundation.
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 DVD 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 -- about 3 hours
of total content...
Dr. Joel A.
Freeman is the keynote speaker at many Black History
presentations and cross-cultural competence training events
around the world. At this Black History Month event in the
Washington, DC region, many participants stayed afterwards to
review documents and artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black
History collection. Black history was the gateway through which
Dr. Freeman developed a passion for cross cultural
Nation's "Transatlantic Slave Trade" Exhibit
20 documents &
artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection
were showcased at the United Nations "Transatlantic Slave Trade"
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