Black Hackleys reunite after almost 180 Years By Eric D. Hackley THIS IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN IS SAID HACKLEY GENEALOGY PARALLELS AMERICAN HISTORY. The purpose of this Hackley history perspective is to “Take a Second Look at Fort Wayne and Indiana’s historical ‘Exclusion, Subjugation & Distortion’” of present and past Fort Wayne […]
FORT WAYNE—The Summit City is lost one of its most colorful voices with the passing of Gladys Ophelia Mitchell Wilson, July 13, at age 85. Wilson was born May 25, 1931 to Scott and Alberta (Fletcher) Mitchell in West Bend, Kentucky. Raised in the A.M.E. tradition, her earliest years were shaped by joining the Pine […]
The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at 260.420.0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest. The following article is one in a series of […]
Editor’s note: While history often is thought of in terms of grand deeds and events and larger-than-life famous figures, truth is, history is a participatory endeavor. Everyone contributes to the quilt of history in some way and, at the end of the day, it is often the the collective action of individuals who move the […]
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.