The Story

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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Daughter of George Gibbs Jr. shares Antarctica experience with Gibbs Elementary First Graders

 I love Ms. Bauer's first grade class at Gibbs Elementary!  We had a wonderful experience together on April 20th.  It's captured well by KTTC TV.  I appreciate their enthusiasm and attention.  They followed my blog before, during and after my trip.  Their presentations at the end of class on the history, science and future of Antarctica is inspiring to me.

Daughter of George Gibbs Jr. shares Antarctica experience - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

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