THE HACKLEY REPORT Whether you believe the “mythical” 302nd year anniversary of the 1712 Willie Lynch “Let’s Make a Slave” letter has any historical basis, you have to admit that it does have validity regarding the state of the black community and raise interesting questions that need to be answered, that remain unanswered, and that […]
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.
Not only were there a large number of Fort Wayne blacks in attendance at the Dr. King Unity Day Celebration, but there was an emancipation spirit in the air.
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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?