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.

Friday, December 6, 2013

More about Nelson Mandela

During the height of his activism, Mandela didn't think he would live to 95.  His powerful words in 1964- could be his epitaph- from Mother Jones.

FYI-  Also, Mandela was finally taken off the 2008 terrorist watch list in 2008, by George W. Bush.  This was just in time for his 90th birthday.  Here's a the timeline of how he was watched and the efforts to discredit him.

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