The Mountain Connection only has hard copies of my short article. If you live in our community, it's on page 8. Their online site is www.mtnconnection.com.(but the article isn't posted) I'll scan and post it later.
I love their tagline "Building Community Through Conversation"
If you are reading my blog for the first time, the beginning posts of Antarctica are during last half of February. When I started blogging, I wasn't working very much. Now, I'm consistently traveling for other work. I find it challenging to research and blog.
My next radio show on KGNU Denver Boulder 8:30am MDT
(kgnu.org, 1390am and 88.5 FM) is on August 31st with Polar Historian Glenn Marty Stein. I hope you're having a great summer in the northern hemisphere!
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.