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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 30 - Roast and Toast Banquet (1974)

Thomas F. Freeman

Silent | 1974

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  •  Roast and Toast Banquet for Dr. Freeman 
  •  Dr. Freeman being presented with a plaque 
  •  Dr. Freeman's mother presented with flowers and she 'roasts' him 
  •  Dr. Freeman's wife is presented with a potted plant and she 'roasts' him 
  •  Dr. Freeman speaks 
  •  Dr. Freeman's children 'roast' him 
  •  Dr. Freeman speaks 
  •  More people 'roasting' Dr. Freeman 
  •  People mingling after the roast 
 
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This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman being honored at a “Roast and Toast Banquet” in 1974 for his work with the debate team at TSU. Freeman’s colleagues deliver speeches as he and his family sit in the front of the room, then Freeman’s mother, wife, and children also take their turn roasting Dr. Freeman.
Dr. Thomas F. Freeman was born in 1919 in Richmond, Virginia, where he also spent his childhood and attended college. Freeman left Virginia temporarily to serve a nine month contract at Houston's Texas Southern University in 1949. Many decades later, Dr. Freeman is still a professor and debate coach at TSU, on campus six days a week, and has helped multiple generations of young Texan African-American students find their voice and rise to new heights of scholarly achievement. A pillar of the Houston community, Dr. Freeman also has ministered at Mt. Horem Baptist Church for more than 65 years, still delivering sermons every Sunday; taught Religious Studies at Rice University for 20 years; helped found Houston's Model Cities program; founded and served as Dean of TSU's Weekend College; was the Founding Dean of TSU's Honors College; and over the course of his teaching career, taught and influenced many prominent African-Americans leaders, including Otis King, Barbara Jordan, and Martin Luther King, Jr.