Finding a “breath of freedom” in post-World War II Germany, African American soldiers experienced for the first time what it felt like to be treated as equals.
Tag: black history
FORT WAYNE—Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith St., is scheduled to sponsor their 21st Annual Black History Knowledge Competition at 10 a.m. on Feb. 22.
The opening of “Can You Spare Change,” Theoplis Smith’s first solo exhibition with Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave., is set for 6 to 10 pm, Feb. 8.
Roberta Ridley is scheduled to speak on “African American Pioneers of Fort Wayne: Paving the Way for Change.” at Fort Wayne’s History Center on Feb. 2.
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.
I started within the Horn of Africa and told him about the fruit that Africa has given the world; yes, even India. I watched as this young man’s eyes got bigger and from his entire disposition he revealed “tell me more.” I shared with him the “black presence” in the Bible, which, by the way, was introduced to me by a white, Christian professor.
“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”—Exodus 20:12 FORT WAYNE—While others debate the placement of monuments to participants in some of the city’s bloodiest history, one local spiritual and civil rights leader wants the community to focus their attention on […]