Memorial Day

#MemorialDay

Reflect, remember, and honor all those who served.


"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..." (Hosea 4:6)





#TheGreatWar (1914-1918)

#CampDixNewJersey

#ColoredYMCA

#NegroBoxing

#LieutenantLeonardDuckGibson

#OldWestBaltimore

#ColoredHighSchool (later Frederick Douglass High School)

#AtlantaBaptistCollege (later Morehouse College)

#HBCU

#SpringfieldYMCACollege (Springfield, Massachusetts)

#CIAAReferee (formerly #ColoredIntercollegiateAthleticAssociation; now #CentralIntercollegiateAthleticAssociation)


The boxing referee is #DuckGibson, #Baltimorean.


H/T The historic Douglass High School Ducks are named in honor of this proud alum.


This is part of a large Duck Gibson collection with photographs, diplomas, letters, books, etc.


For more on this important soldier, visit oldwestbaltimore.com in the future.


#BlackHistoryisEverywhere

#NegroHistoryDetective 🕵🏽‍♂️

#HistoricalTruthMatters

#NotInTheTextbooks


Courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives

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