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OUR Heritage, OUR History, OUR Pride & OUR Legacy



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618 Responses to Our Cover Page

  • Heath Agnor says:

    I left a comment on the Alcan Hiway page as well, but felt I wanted everyone who visits to know how valuable this site is. Until I started following this site I had no idea that African Americans had such an impact and were responsible for so much during WWII and the history of our country for that matter. I definitely never learned it in school. Thank you for sharing such interesting information that seems to have been forgotten by our history teachers! I have and will continue to visit your site often.

  • Dana says:

    In my research on the 6888 I have come to realize that information is scarce to say the least. I came here seeking the article, but am truly impressed with the images. I have looked around the site and have placed you on my resource bookmarks. EXCELLENT SITE!

  • Karen says:

    Great web site. Easy to navigate and a lot of useful and interesting information here. I’m sending the link to some friends and also sharing in delicious and twitter. This site needs to be seen by everyone that is interested in African American history.Thanks for your hard work and reminding our people that we are overcomers!

  • Juliannya H says:

    I am excited to see that there is a focus put on the positive contributions that Black America has made. I get so frustrated with the media coverage these days. Everything you see and hear is either “glitz and ditz” (unruly over accessorised rappers and half dressed women) or our young people doing drugs and killing each other. The media tends to ignore and under represent the number of accoplished Black Americans that are making substantial positive contributions today. Thank you for making it a point to fill in the gap.

  • Sgt. Ashcroft says:

    Too many people remember our military only when Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day rolls around. I have read your entire veteran’s section and I am pleased to see you address so many of the things that effect us, as well as honoring those of the past and present that have given so much and saccrificed so much for our country. I have signed up for your newsletter, added you to my favorites and sent the link for the story on SFC Early to my friends. I am a grown man who has served my country for over 16 years now and his story brought tears to me eyes. We have all seen too many fallen warriors not honored and allowed to be forgotten and their graves left unkempt. People serving need to know there are those who will remember and not allow them to be forgotten. Thank you for your efforts to encourage that remembrance.

  • Jerome Suwalki says:

    Thank you for presenting our people with the facts, minus the bias. I have learned so many things that I did not know about our history since I started reading your articles. It’s a shame what they leave out of history class concerning African Americans. Thank you for bringing our heritage into the light for all to see!

  • Dunken Manoogian says:

    I don’t know where you get your images but they are one of the main reasons I come here and as of today I have a story of my own to share about them. I am a believer in the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words, but today proves it. My grandson was here with me today and did you know at 10 years old he did not know what a buckboard was? He does now. Thank you.

  • Mariah Freston says:

    Wow! The truth, the whole truth and nothin’ but the truth! I wanted to tell VISITORS that read these comments YOU HAVE FOUND A SITE THAT WILL TELL YOU THE TRUTH WHETHER IT’S EASY TO SWALLOW OR NOT!If you want to get it straight you found the right place. ADMIN I want to say THANK YOU FOR KEEPING IT REAL!

  • Janet says:

    A friend of mine forwarded a wonderful newsletter that you had sent her. The newsletter it self was interesting. I so love historical facts and trivia like the extinct black township that was in it. After seeing the site I just had to sign up for the newsletter myself and I just wish to thank you for this glorious read!! I positively enjoyed each little bit of it and I have you bookmarked. Regards, Janice

  • Trish Eastwood says:

    I try to leave a comment whenever I like a site and I loved this one. It is such a great mix of “then and now”. We and our world are a product of who came before us. The more we know about who they were, what they did and why the better we will understand what we need to do today. Thank you for the amazing images (some of them were a trip down memory lane for me) and the interesting articles.

  • Drake says:

    I tend not to drop many comments, but i did some searching and wound up here at Our Heritage Magazine. I like the cultural feel of the articles. I especially appreciate the travel articles that I have found since I started visiting here. I had never even heard of The Heritage Trail before. Now I have started looking into the possibility of taking my family on a cultural vacation this year. Thank you for the service you provide our culture.

  • Andree says:

    Not every one who comes to a site like this is looking for the exact same thing. Culture and heritage mean different things to differing people. I like that I can find both current cultural concerns and historic cultural information and figures here. Definitely one of the most unique sites I have ever been to.

  • Norah L says:

    I just wanted to applaud you for honoring Mr. Evers. I unfortunately did not know about the ship ceremonies until recently and am appalled to find how little documentation on it there is. I fail to understand why it was not more publicly announced and recognized. Thank you for preserving and presenting this information honoring a man who was willing to give his life in order to move our country towards true equality.

  • Louis Brean says:

    Recently found your site through my research into Juneteenth. I think it is magnificent the way that you present our past and present as African Americans. The images and the stories are unique and so is the over all feel of the site. I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring your site and will be back often. Thank you!

  • Clarissa says:

    I recently came across an edition of your magazine that was from this past summer while waiting for an appointment. I was struck by the images in it when I flipped through the pages, but being a native of San Antonio what really caught my attention was a feature on Charles Williams. Now that I have seen your site I must say I am really impressed. So much media attention is given to the politicians and the hollywood crowd it is refreshing to see stories on real people that are making a difference in people’s lives and their communities. Thank you for providing a quality source of positive stories. We all need to be reminded that no matter where we come from there is always a way to make a difference just like Mr. Williams. May you attain much success!

  • Janice says:

    After reading Rosana’s comment felt the need to comment as well. Even though I myself have never been in the military I have loved ones who have and I have the upmost respect for those that have served and are serving. Especially in these uncertain times. I too think it is a statement as to the true dedication of this publication to honoring our men and women who have or are serving our country that you have dedicated an entire section of your site to them. I would also like to add that I personally enjoy your articles on places to visit and the cultural things available in them. All our kids are grown and have their own family vacations and I myself don’t get to travel much. However, I have sent the article on Richmond to them as it is only a half days drive from my oldest son and his family. Thank you for your integrity, your support of our service people and your efforts to keep our history and culture alive.

  • Please do not think I am spamming you for leaving my lengthy comment both on your home page and on the veterans’ page, but I love the entire section veterans section and I want to bring it to everyone who visits attention that they need to view it. It is so nice to see that someone besides the VA remembers our country’s veterans more than just on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I realize that there are several organizations and individuals that are there to help us all year round. To those people I am VERY GRATEFUL! But the media in general has little to no interest except during those two times.

    You on the other hand have an entire section dedicated to us and not only do you post interesting and helpful tips and information, but you actually pay tribute to us year around. I love the salute to us in the magazine that my friend just showed me it was absolutely stunning! I also loved the article on the Gold star Wives, they have been a great comfort to many of my friends who lost their loved ones in service to our country and more people need to be aware of their great work. Then last, but certainly not least there is the story on Sgt Early which was very humbling and yet inspiring. These 3 things combined are what brought me to the site in the first place today and after seeing your veterans section I just had to let you and everyone else know how much we veterans appreciate being remembered. THANK YOU! – Rosana Petrark, SFC

  • George Bustead says:

    I rarely leave a response, but after reading several of the articles here and admiring the vibrant images I wanted to recommend to everyone that they explore this site. It is so unique. I have manually shared it on my facebook, but was wondering if you will be integrating a way to share more easily with our friends? Thank you for an amazing experience. George Bustead

  • Reggie C says:

    I live in San Antonio and was at the VA getting some medical things taken care of yesterday when I came across your magazine. I was so impressed that I visited you on my phone while I was waiting and now have had the pleasure of viewing it on my home computer. The mobile version was impressive, but there is just no way to see how amazing these images are on a phone screen. I am a visual person and I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed these images. This slideshow is simply amazing! Thank you for sharing them.

  • Sherry T says:

    A big part of my job involves research so I spend quite a bit of my time online and viewing website after website. After a while you get to where they all look the same and you don’t even notice all the bells and whistles and images that are on the sites you visit. So when I come across a site that actually snaps me out of my complacency and holds my interest it is a pleasant surprise. THUMBS UP for to you for your engaging site! I love the images and truly appreciate the variety of topics I have found.

  • Dale says:

    I found you through yahoo’s search engine and felt compelled to let you know how unique your site really is. I came in search of information. I stayed because I was entertained. Information that is entertaining what a rare thing! Keep it up I have you saved in my bookmarks and will definitely be back.

  • Rudolph Eckman says:

    I almost never leave a response, however I wanted to just say that I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the site. I have never been to a site quite like this. I am a staunch supporter of Juneteenth becoming a national holiday because I think it will help bring awareness to the fact that there is much in the way of history that is just not taught in school. More publications and sources of entertaining ways to learn about these things is needed. Thank you for helping to bridge the gap.

  • JR Schulke says:

    As a long time researcher into my family’s history and roots I want to say that I appreciate the awareness you are bringing to the heroes that are in all of our pasts. People need to know and remember where they came from in order to better appreciate where they are and what they have.

  • J Nguyen says:

    I just want to thank you for the entertaining way in which you put forth historically accurate and important information. It is much easier to get young people, like my son, to take an interest in our cultural history and heritage when it is presented with impactful images and the wording and phrasing is such that you don’t have to have a master’s degree to understand what it says. All of the articles are easy to read and comprehend, as well as encourage personal thought. It is important for us to communicate to young people the significance of our history and in order to do that effectively we have to meet them where they are at. Today that means on the internet and with vivid images and content that is alive if we are going to keep their interest. I also appreciate the ease of navigation through the site. I am not extremely adept with computers or the internet, but you are easy to get to and navigating around your site is a breeze.Thank you for all of the above and keep up the good work!

  • Kristin Theeman says:

    I’ve recently started a blog on African American History and I have noted your site as a reference on several of my posts. Most recently I sited your Kwanzaa story. It is absolutely the most thorough presentation of KWANZAA that I found ANYWHERE on the internet!!!!! Thank you for providing such a great resource! I know that there are many of us who appreciate it!

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