Freeman Word is a writer, poet, performer, and playwright following in the traditions set forth by his ancestors. Freeman works as a Teaching Artist, viewing art education as a vehicle for cultural expression and an essential ingredient in the liberation and advancement of African people worldwide. As a traditional linguist, Freeman has high proficiencies in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Kiswahili, as well as proficiency in Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Nepali.
His conviction in propagating “Kujichagulia” (Self-Determination) pushes him to learn languages, aesthetic motifs, and communication styles of humanity worldwide. In addition to his various linguistic trainings and abilities, Freeman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Masters of Education in Advanced Teaching. For nearly a decade, Freeman has worked with detained youth and incarcerated adults in his Right To Express class to provide humane avenues for self-expression and self-development.
He aims to recover the lost history and heritage of African people worldwide and restore humanity to its traditional greatness