Interview with school board president Mark GiaQuinta on the controversial name By Eric Hackley “There are a lot of things that history has done to demean the Native North American people in general, not just the Miami. What we choose and try to correct, we have to pick our battles. We have to pick the battles […]
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 email@example.com.
By Eric D. Hackley Participants in the HackonomicsTV Fort Wayne City Council Candidates forum addressed Indiana Governor Mike Pence shortly after he first signed RFRA into Indiana Law—before Pence backtracked by asking legislators to write an amendment “clarifying” the intent of the bill. This is what they had to say: Cathy Cross, City Council At-Large: […]
Editor’s note: The following analysis by journalist, television producer and writer Eric Hackley is a followup to a previous interview Mr. Hackley conducted with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. Here, Mr. Hackley makes a case for making the partnership’s business plan more historically accurate and inclusive: Again, I […]
By Eric D. Hackley I’m speaking with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. The NE Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in a 10-county region in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership focused on generating business leads and building regional capacity […]
By Eric D. Hackley As part of my 2015 Black History Month Salute to descendants of Rev. J.W. Hackley of Niles, Mich., I’d like to present this interview with Peggy Woodford Forbes at the late 1990s Hackley Family Reunion outside Kalamazoo, Mich. That was my first time ever meeting Peggy. Her grandmother Bessie Hackley Woodford […]
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a speech and personal interview given during a recent Black Community Forum organized by Eric Hackley for speakers to address their concerns and solutions to problems not normally heard. By Retired Indiana State Police Officer Terry Lymon I think… I know the reason that officers are doing […]
By Eric D. Hackley—The Rev. John William Hackley was my great, great, great grandfather who was born in Culpeper, Va., in 1807. He was a barber, carpenter and Baptist preacher.
His parents were Francis (mulatto) and British American Lieutenant John Hackley.
Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.
Overcoming the trauma of abuse ERIC HACKLEY: What are your earliest memories? DOROTHY COLE: I can remember my mom buying flour and cornmeal in 25-pound bags. And, what they did was made me a cotton sack out of the flour bag. I wasn’t allowed to chop cotton, but I was picking cotton at the age of three. […]