An interesting video from YouTube, where the “writer and composer share their involvement with creating one of Cincinnat opera’s most exciting peformances”- “Rise For Freedom” the John P. Parker Story. You can read more about the Opera at the Cincinnati Opera’s website.
Business will be conducted, and then our speaker will be featured at 2:00pm
This years speaker is Brian Shellum, author of two books on Charles Young- the most recent is :
The book is:
“Brian Shellum traces the development, experiences, and extraordinary accomplishments of a pioneering black officer who broke through one racial barrier after another in the decades straddling the turn of the twentieth century. The author follows Charles Young on his far-flung adventures with the Buffalo Soldiers on the Great Plains and in Sequoia National Park, leading his troopers in combat in the Philippines and Mexico, and his service in Haiti and Liberia as the first African American military attaché. Shellum places in the context of his times a leader who came to epitomize African American manhood. In so doing the author reveals a true hero to his country and his race.”—Floyd Thomas, curator at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
You can read more about Brian Shellum at:
Documentary film maker Peter Huston in the process of bringing John Parker’s life to film. Documentary film maker Peter Huston in the process of bringing John Parker’s life to film.
Visit his website for a preview of the documentary:
“This dramatic documentary film project will present Parker’s life in his own words based on his autobiography “His Promised Land”.”
On Sunday March 15 at 1 PM the John P. Parker Historical Society will hold our Annual Meeting at the Parker House (330 N. Front Street).
Our speaker for this year is Gary Knepp, who will be discussing and signing his new book on the Underground Railroad in Clermont County called “Freedom’s Struggle”.
Mr Knepp will begin speaking at 2pm, after our business meeting. We hope you can join us!
President -John P. Parker Historical Society