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Adrian Branch
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Narrator, RTG film

Trevor A. Carmichael
Lawyer, Author & Conservationist

Dr. Ben Carson
Chief (retired),
Pediatric Neurosurgery,
Johns Hopkins

George Fraser
FraserNet, Inc.

Don Griffin
Return To Glory

Roderick Hairston
Chaplain (retired),
NFL Baltimore Ravens

William Haley
CEO/Alex Haley Family,
Inc. (son of Alex Haley)

Solomon Hicks
Author of The Secret
Life of a #1 Salesman

Cathy Hughes
TV One & Radio One

Jay Johnson, MA
Black History Collector
Airline Pilot, Retired

Willie Jolley
Author, Singer,
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William Kissinger
President, Kissinger Financial Services

Meadowlark Lemon
Harlem Globetrotters

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CEO, Aixsys Technologies

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Pastor, Potter's House, Jacksonville, FL

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Colts, NFL Hall of Fame

Michael V.  Roberts
President, The Roberts Companies

Beverly Robertson
President, Civil Rights Museum (Memphis)

George Robertson
Chairman & Founder, National HME

Charles Segars
CEO, Ovation TV
Founder, Sparkler Entertainment

Mike Steranka
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Sr. VP of NBA's
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Kelly Wright
Fox News Channel







































































































































































































Reaching this generation with high-impact, relevant resources
& educational/inspirational projects that are multicultural,
easy to duplicate, & economically sustainable.



 --- educational / inspirational seminars


 --- CD, DVD, magazine & other literature resources


 ----------------- black history galleries 


 --------------------- anonymous donor


 --- the entrepreneurial connection

Fivefold Purpose of
The Freeman Institute

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

                                                            -- St. Francis of Assisi

Below (near the bottom of this page) are nine TFI Foundation projects and also
info on how the money is spent.  Select the project that you may want to
discuss in greater detail and then contact Dr. Freeman directly.


   i.  to help subsidize open-registration, world-class leadership educational and entrepreneurial  workshop experiences for qualifying organizations – regardless of age, race, class or religious affiliation (some events especially designed for urban youth) – who would be unable to afford Dr. Freeman's normal, general market fees for such training. One seminar covers the "people" and "technical" side of the entrepreneurial pursuit.  Seminar titles include: "Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"® "When Strangling Someone Isn't An Option",  "Diversity: The Value of Mutual Respect",  "If Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand"®, etc.
  Five Online Examples: a). Business Schools:  b). Faith-Based Organizations: c). Nations: d) Military Bases:   e). Corporations:




   ii.  a). to develop a magazine, Everyday Matters®, designed to help people start meaningful conversations with co-workers, next door neighbors and complete strangers. This unique, general market magazine will be used by churches and other faith-based non-profit organizations to help with community outreach.

  This same magazine model will be launched in Canada, throughout the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and other English-speaking countries throughout the world.

  b). to manufacture and donate already developed resources and also to create new educational and inspirational resources (books, CDs, DVDs, curricula), some of which will be translated into other languages and published in foreign editions.

  Funds are being raised to donate different resources (CDs, DVDs, books) , including a DVD copy of the Return To Glory® film to prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities, educational institutions in America, and international mission organizations.

   The award-winning film has been translated into French, Portuguese and Spanish.  This translation work will permit the Foundation to donate copies of the DVD across Africa, parts of Europe and South America and the Caribbean.

   The Next Generation workbook (Connecting Now with Later) will connect the contents of the book, "If Nobody Loves you, Create The Demand"® to young adults (15-26) interested in developing an entrepreneurial pursuit.
  Examples of Resources: Professional Bloodsuckers, Return To Glory®: The Powerful Stirring of the Black Man, If Nobody Loves You Create The Demand®, A White Man's Journey Into Black History®etc...




   iii.  to develop Black History galleries (executive summary here), designed to educate and inspire this generation. The Freeman Institute® owns a Black History collection of over 3,000 vintage documents and artifacts, with the oldest piece dated 1553. The goal is to develop Black History galleries, connecting the African American experience with galleries in major U.S. cities and in selected cities internationally (parts of Canada, Europe, Africa and South America and every Caribbean country). Each gallery will have a wall dedicated to some of the White abolitionists who sacrificed their lives for the anti-slavery cause. This project also includes the development and the  manufacture of replicas of the Rosetta Stone to be exhibited in every gallery. We'd love for community-based organizations, churches, and/or community colleges to be a part of sponsoring or hosting Black History galleries in major cities throughout the USA and parts of Canada. Read more about Dr. Freeman's personal story. (Email for more information.)

Blades of Grass in a Concrete Jungle (:90 animated video)
Theme for the Black History Gallery Project

    -- Dr. Freeman, the president of The Freeman Institute® Foundation, has created a digital model and mold and the fabrication of museum-quality replicas.  Why? A full life-size 3-D replica of the Rosetta Stone in each gallery provides a literal touchstone to ancient times and informs that Egypt is located in Africa, not the Middle East. It also provides a solid ancient historical context for the ups and downs of African American history.  Click to read about the Rosetta Stone Literacy Project and RS Replica Educational Exhibitions.

UPDATE: TFI Foundation is now in the beginning stages of launching "The Mysterious Rosetta Stone" -- a 5,000 sq. ft. exhibit that will travel around North America for 7 years (three 12-week venues per year).

   In its beginning stages, this project will be filled with jaw-dropping technological wonders that will cause kids of all ages to drag their parents to it. Museums and Science Centers around the USA and Canada will lease the exhibit and millions of people will have way too much fun learning about the historical drama surrounding the Rosetta Stone and its impact on problem solving and cracking codes of all kinds.

  Once the first exhibit is fabricated, we will then have the template to create any number of exhibits to set up separate "orbits" throughout Europe, South America, Africa, SE Asia, China, and more. Contact us (email) if you have any thoughts or ideas...

ROSETTA STONE TRAVELING EXHIBIT (5,000 sq.ft.) -- Artistic rendering of one of the Zones

  We will not reinforce the misguided notion that Black History started with slavery. Black History has its ancient roots firmly planted in creativity, inventiveness, ingenuity, royalty, perseverance and so much more, with many African Kingdoms (Ghanian, Songehay, Great Zimbabwe, Malian, etc.) -- providing a context for the documents and artifacts exhibiting the part African Americans played in the past four centuries of American history.
     -- What will it take for a local organization to start a Black History gallery? Each community will have its own adventures.   Click for an executive summary of the Black History Gallery Project.

  We have developed an autoCAD design demonstrating how the square footage can look. The corporation funding the local effort can become the title sponsor of the gallery in their community. The economic viability of the gallery concept has already been completed. Each gallery can become a local "town well," where young people are mentored, families break the curse of debt, entrepreneurial dreams are fostered and lives are transformed.
   Review: The Freeman Institute® Black History Collection of 3,000+ genuine documents and artifacts --   Rosetta Stone Replicas -- Review website




iv.  to anonymously donate small amount of funds, after careful review, to any individual or organization that has demonstrated the thoughtful use of financial assistance. The funds may be given to anyone for charitable reasons, at the discretion of the directors. Funds are not given to those who are actively soliciting for funds, because then the gift would no longer be anonymous.  The anonymity of the foundation and its directors will always be retained.
  Purpose: Each gift is designed to encourage people by providing real-world financial assistance, with all acknowledgements going back to our Creator.




v.  to encourage (through "The Entrepreneurial Connection")  every school (Jr. High, Sr. High, College and University), church, community-based organization, prison, mentoring group, Job Corps site and community-based organization to develop an entrepreneur club. The goal is to inspire our next generation to dream big, research the marketplace and then to implement their viable business plans.

Dr. Freeman has developed the book/workbook combination designed to connect the contents of his book to specific audiences. The book/workbook combination  will give the necessary tools for organizations to start an entrepreneur club or to enhance an already existing entrepreneur club.

( ( ( the entrepreneurial connection ) ) )
TEC is sponsored by The Freeman Institute Foundation

: "The Entrepreneurial Connection" is also the name of the radio program  available FREE of charge for any radio station in the world -- College, Internet, non-profit, commercial radio stations   --  The program is professionally-produced 5-minute installments (72 in all) of Dr. Freeman's book, If Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand --  --  Workbooks are being developed as resources for Next Generation Entrepreneur Clubs --






EMAIL -- Contact Dr. Freeman if you want to host a region-wide entrepreneur seminar in your community


"IGNITE Your Entrepreneurial Passion!"

Watch Dr. Freeman -- footage from event in Hampton, VA
(7 min -- clip shot/edited by FireWorksTV )

an example of the entrepreneurship seminar

20 Freeman Institute Black History Collection documents and artifacts were
showcased at the  United Nations Transatlantic Slave Trade Exhibit (March-May 2011)

If you are interested in learning more about the
Black History Gallery Project, here is a presentation
Dr. Joel Freeman made to a group interested in establishing a
Black History gallery in their community. Before it is over, you will
have captured a glimpse into Joel Freeman's heart and vision for
helping to establish Black History galleries in communities
across America and also in selected cities internationally.


The Freeman Institute® Foundation Black History Gallery
(2,000 sq ft gallery concept)

Gallery ~
Exhibiting 50+ artifacts & framed documents, along with open area for fund-raisers (jazz, etc).
Rosetta Stone replica is the first item visitors review (to the left) as they walk in.
~ Screening Room ~
Showing the 45-minute Return To Glory film every hour-on-the-hour in every gallery.
Sliding wall for screening area makes for an even larger open area, if necessary.
~ Shop ~
Long-term economic viability of gallery encouraged by offering DVDs, books, reproductions, etc. for sale.
~ Classroom ~
Permitting students to finish homework before going home after school.

          Watch this unique 90 second "whiteboard" video -- The Rosetta Clone: An International Rock Star


Dr. Freeman giving a bit historical background on the
significance of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone



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Dr. Freeman serves on the Advisory Board for this
Human Powered, Portable, Clean Water Drilling Rig
...a video worth watching...


How can you increase leadership, personal development,
mutual respect, creativity and teamwork for your organization?

   Dr. Freeman rarely facilitates open registration seminars, but when he has, the seminars typically attract many small business owners, non-profit leadership teams, government workers, faith-based leadership teams and others interested in experiencing how personal development can enhance family and business relationships. Under the umbrella of The Freeman Institute® Foundation, Dr. Freeman will consider facilitating a mutually-beneficial all-day seminar in your community. Send a query email right now to see how this can happen. Explain a bit about the purpose of your organization. Watch a short video clip of Dr. Freeman in action just below.

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   Since 1994 The Freeman Institute
® has experienced enthusiastic response from the Prime Minister of Grenada and senior officials of Barbados to Frostburg State

"Dealing With People
Who Drive You Crazy!"

Watch Dr. Freeman (6 minutes)

University, 8th Army (Korea), E! Entertainment Television, North East Foods, NASA, VA, ATF, HUD, Sparrow Records, Ikea, GE, National Security Agency, Reliable Contractors, US Bankruptcy Courts, European Council of International Schools (ECIS), Billboard Music Group, EMI, US Sentencing Commission, Giant Foods, Indian Health Services, Federal Judiciary, Baltimore City Department of Education, Tuscan Dairy Farms, Black Public Relations Society, many leadership teams, many pro athletes, and others around the globe, including a number of urban youth initiatives.

  Seminar programs like the ones below have received rave international reviews:


H i g h   I m p a c t
S e m i n a r   P r o g r a m s

Leadership & Communication Skills

Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

Stress Management

Black History Presentation

Understanding the Layers of Cross-Cultural Competency

Development and Enhancement of Entrepreneurial Skills




Connecting The Dots

   Basic Thesis:   We all are different. Some of us are thinkers, others are doers; some are passive, still others are aggressive. Most people come to work with pretty good intentions, but we get on each other’s nerves just by being ourselves. In the every-day stress of the work environment, the tiniest issues can escalate. And soon we are fighting about the way we are fighting, instead of dealing with the real issues. People do not respond to our intentions. They respond to our behavior.

   Studies show that 15% of one's career and financial success is dependent upon technical competence, while 85% of one's success is dependent upon interpersonal skills.

   Whether an individual flips hamburgers at a fast food restaurant or occupies a mid level position of a Fortune 500 company, Freeman's passion is to enhance the "promotability potential" of people of all ages, shapes, sizes and colors. In his seminars Dr. Freeman blends a sense of humor and personal vulnerability with sharp wit and practical concepts to reach a broad audience.


Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.



   Dr. Joel Freeman has served as the mentor/chaplain of the NBA Washington Wizards for 19 years ('79-'98) and has worked personally with many professional athletes and business executives.  From these experiences Dr. Freeman has developed a number of proven training programs.

   As a prolific author (6 books), retired chaplain (19 yrs) and pastor (18 yrs), Dr. Freeman is a seasoned veteran. He is virtually unshockable when it comes to the ups and downs of working with most any organization. Freeman has made himself available to facilitate such seminars, but he wants to make sure that each event is successful -- hosted at a venue large enough to make an impact upon the community.

   At his seminar event Dr. Freeman casts a wide net in terms of content -- customizing the training experience to include everyone from small business owners, family-owned enterprises and government workers to family relationships, faith-based and corporate leadership teams.

Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.


~ High-Impact All-Day Seminar Event ~

"Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"®
The People Side of Life, Work and Family

B O T T O M    L I N E    B E N E F I T S
Immediate and long-lasting!

    1.  Each participant has a better understanding of his or her personality style.
    2.  Reduction of the potential for conflict or power struggles
        (preventive maintenance vs. crisis management).
    3.  Higher morale and greater productivity.
    4.  Better listening and leadership skills.
    5.  Greater sensitivity to work force diversity.
    6.  Tools for influencing an emotionally safe climate.
    7.  Working with change; not against it.
    8.  Knowing how to approach different people and situations.
    9.  Implementation of change in a win/win situation.
   10. Enhancing self-motivated work teams.
   11. What works and what doesn't work in terms of motivation.
   12. Dealing more effectively with difficult behavior.
PROBLEMS - How you approach problems and challenges 
PEOPLE - How you interact and attempt to influence people 
PACE - How you respond to change and activities 
PROCEDURE - How you respond to rules set by others 



      Dr. Freeman latest book (and workbook): "If Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand: A Powerful Jolt of Entrepreneurial Energy and Wisdom" -- Click on the cover to read the first chapter and overview of the book. Promoting entrepreneurship...

    Combining personal vulnerability, pithy advice and reader-friendly content Freeman has developed an intriguing approach to the entrepreneurial journey, which has already connected with many noted business experts ranging from Steve Forbes, Ken Blanchard, George Fraser, Cathy Hughes, and Peter Shea to Brian Tracy, Janice Corley, Ben Carson, Roger Dawson, Teri Woods, Rich DeVos and many others.




   None of the projects listed below are pipe dreams. The Freeman Institute has developed (e.g. Black History collection with full size Rosetta Stone facsimile, etc.) or co-developed (e.g. Return To Glory book and film) the basis for each dream to be fulfilled...and if God gives me the time and breath everything on this list will be accomplished:


   1. The full-size, 3-D Rosetta Stone Replica: After over four years of research, we have already developed seven of the eight innovations. The official launch of this project was on October 14th, 2009 at the Library of Congress (DC). We are VERY excited about the potential impact of this project -- In Process -- 3-D digital holographic image and projection technology...


   2. Return To Glory curriculum (approx. $150,000 to develop specifically designed curricula for K - college) -- Corporate sponsorship of this project is welcomed. As these curriculums are donated throughout the world, the name on the front could be, let’s say, the Acme Corporation – Developing the funding. Team is being identified...


   3. Return To Glory graphic novel (approximately $120,000 to write, illustrate, and manufacture the first print run...very high quality. And also to develop a CD with all of the images of the comic book available in different languages like Ibo, Hausa, Swahili, French, Spanish, Portuguese, etc.) -- Corporate sponsorship of this project is welcomed. We can give up the inside back/front covers to any corporation that wants to donate to this project. Let's say, "The Special Acme Corporation Edition" Developing the funding. Team has already been identified...


   4. Development of Black History galleries in selected cities in USA and internationally -- (the main costs for each gallery will be the manufacturing of the Rosetta Stone replica. I will have a better sense of the cost soon) and also the frames for each document or image (50 framed images at about $300 each = $15,000) -- Corporate sponsorship of this project is welcomed. Depending upon the footprint of the corporation, we can call the images "The Acme Corporation Black History" images or the entire gallery can be called "The Acme Computer" Black History gallery. The film screening room can be sponsored by let's say, Bermuda or Barbados, etc. If that were the case, the room could be called the "Bermuda Screening Room" and they could have a 60 second tourism ad (visit Bermuda) before every screening of the RTG film --  In Process. Initial gallery sites are being identified...


   5. Manufacture and donation of the Return To Glory (DVD), White Man's Journey into Black History (DVD) or If Nobody Loves You (book or 4-CD audio book) to schools, prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities, rehab centers, mentoring programs, etc. -- Corporate sponsorship of any of these projects is welcomed (We can private-label any of these resources with the name of the corporation on the front – let’s say, the "Acme Corporation Edition") Always in process, with DVDs being donated to worthy organizations...


   6. I am willing to do region-wide entrepreneurship, leadership or personal development seminars for, let's say, urban organizations or educational institutions that would be unable to hire someone like me to come in to speak -- Corporate sponsorship of this project is welcomed (let's say, "The Acme Corporation Seminar Tour") Always available...
   i. (Corporations)  
   ii. (Business Schools)   
   iii. (Churches)


   7. Several films pertaining to African history. If interested in learning more, please contact me. In Process. Developing the funding and the team to be assembled for this project...


   8. Development of "Return To Glory" radio programs, available free of charge to any radio station in the world. These professionally-produced will be 5-minute installments of the audio book version of Return To Glory, read by co-authors, Don Griffin and Joel Freeman. In Process...almost DONE!


   9. Development of "The Entrepreneurial Connection" radio programs, available free of charge to any radio station in the world. These professionally-produced will be 5-minute installments of the audio book version of If Nobody Loves You, Create The Demand, read by Joel Freeman. DONE and already being heard on radio stations internationally!


   Warmest regards,


   Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.

   cell: 410-991-9718    email

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H O W   T H E   M O N E Y   I S   S P E N T <<<<<<<

   The Freeman Institute® Foundation (TFIF) functions under the umbrella of the United Caritable Programs, a unique 501(c)3 public charity designed to encourage philanthropy. We have worked with the staff at the UCP for well over twelve years and have been thrilled with the integrity of the organization.

   TFIF is assigned a Project Director, who provides fiscal oversight. Under the watchful eye of the Project Director every penny is spent according to the purposes of the TFIF. At least three quotes for each phase of the projects we are initiating must be received and reviewed before a dime is spent.

   The Freeman Institute® provides all of the necessary office space and supplies required to function. Seven percent of every dollar goes to the UCP administrative costs. All other funds go directly to the specified projects set up by TFIF.



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