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Author Archive: Eric Donald Hackley
Eric Hackley is a veteran independent journalist, television show host and producer focusing largely on history, particularly family history in the black community. His award-winning public access television shows have featured a host of local and national icons. Hackley can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How did I become interested in genealogy, colonization and Fort Wayne history? To fully answer that question, you will need to accompany me on a journey that began many years ago, during my junior year at Elmhurst High School. A life altering moment happened one day in my U.S. History class that was being taught by Mr. Robert Passwater.
Eric Hackley interviews Michelle Baymon and daughter Jada Baymon, who plays football for Shawnee Middle School.
As the 219th Anniversary of Fort Wayne HIS-Story approaches, why is there no enthusiasm leading up to Fort Wayne’s birthday? Isn’t there community curiosity concerning what Anthony Wayne did to warrant a statue of his likeness and a city named in his honor?
There is a psychological dilemma facing Fort Wayne vlacks that no one seems to want to directly and forthrightly address. The reason for this reluctance is contained in the “perceived risk” of publically looking like you don’t like white people.
Eric Hackley interviews well-known playwright, poet, activist and Vietnam veteran Charles Augusta Jones about his experiences in the Vietnam War.
THE HACKLEY REPORT by Eric Donald Hackley The only state of politicians better at re-writing history than those in Texas are those located in Indiana. Texas has only totally reframed slavery, equating it with being an unpaid intern. Indiana on the other hand, has literally deleted Indians from Indiana history and out of Indiana public […]