We are All Antarctica is a story about my father George W. Gibbs, Jr’s adventures as the first person of African descent to set foot on the continent of Antarctica. He sailed on the famous ship the USS Bear in 1939 to 1941 on Admiral Byrd’s III expedition to the South Pole. It was the first joint venture with the US military and private exploration. Gibbs went on to serve humanity in countless ways, paving the way for not only people of color in the community of Rochester, MN but for all people to become more human, serve their community and appreciate differences.
Through compassion, tenacity, faith and countless hours in the trenches, Gibbs’ life is a model for community service, equality and fun. As the lowest rank on the ship, he was honored for his contribution at a time when people with dark skin were considered less than human.
This story integrates my experiences with natural healing, the arts, the science of the ice, the metaphysics of the South Pole and the history of the expedition and its mystery.
Friday, March 23, 2012
My Colorado Matters Public Radio Interview
It was a whirlwind of activity before I left on my trip. Here's the radio interview I did on Colorado Public Radio. This is a popular show called Colorado Matters. Some of you know, I'm a radio host for Connections on KGNU Boulder/Denver. Nice switch to be the person interviewed! My next KGNU show is April 6th with Dave Paxson of World Population Balance. His principles link to some of the We are All Antarctica themes. Apparently, overpopulation affects many things.