Thursday, 27 January 2011

Black History Month

Ancestry.ca have issued a press release at www.ancestry.ca/about/default.aspx?section=pr-2011-01-26 marking Black History Month and throwing the spotlight on the contributions of Black Canadians in times of war.

There's an interesting back story. The accepted historical wisdom has been that Blacks served in support roles in the Canadian forces in WW1. Aided by the data now being digitized and made available online researchers are establishing that Blacks also served and died in combat roles. It's an example of how history is in the process of being rewritten thanks in part to the online availability of records.

As illustrated by US President Obama many Blacks have a mixed racial background, including ancestry from the UK and Ireland. The Ancestry.ca release reminds us of their contributions to the great causes of our past.

1 comment:

Buffalo Soldier 9 said...

Keep telling that history:

Read the greatest fictionalized 'historical novel', Rescue at Pine Ridge, the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. The website is: http://www.rescueatpineridge.com This is the greatest story of Black Military History...5 stars Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Youtube commercials are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD66NUKmZPs and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVslyHmDy9A&feature=related

Rescue at Pine Ridge is the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry.

I know you’ll enjoy the novel. I wrote the story that embodied the Native Americans, Outlaws and African-American/Black soldiers, from the south to the north, in the days of the Native American Wars with the approaching United States of America.

The novel was taken from my mini-series movie with the same title, “RaPR” to keep the story alive. Hollywood has had a lot of strikes and doesn’t like telling our stories…its been “his-story” of history all along…until now. The movie so far has attached, Bill Duke directing, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman, James Whitmore Jr. and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with.

When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the US Postal System in Montana, in the 1890's, “spread the word”.

Peace.