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.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

John Stewart, author of Antarctica; An Encyclopedia

I was delighted to speak with John Stewart on my radio show 6/15/ on KGNU.  It's archived here.  Have you ever been introduced to anyone who's written an encyclopedia?  This is volume II.  The first book had over 20,000 entries and over one million words.  Not only that, John has written 2 more books, since last fall.  He's featured on Everett Wiggins's blog post, a reference librarian.
Great show. John's wonderful storyteller.

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