Eric W Bray

Profile Updated: February 16, 2020
Residing In: Philadelphia, PA USA
Spouse/Partner: Deborah Wilson Bray
Homepage: http://drbray.blogspot.com/
Occupation: Active-Retired Physician
Children: Khalid (258), born 1980; Sharif (261), born 1983
Military Service: U.S. Army  
Post secondary school education

Oglethorpe University - B.S. in Biology
U.S. Army Flight School - Commercial Helicopter Pilot License
Temple University Medical School - MD.
Hahnemann Hospital - Internship, Residency, & Chief Resident <> Family Medicine

What's happened since leaving Central

1. Went to college
2. Served in U.S. Army (Vietnam-Helicopter Pilot)
3. Went to Medical School
4. Went into private practice after residency

School Story:

We were sitting in 11th grade history class, David A. Bechtel {who for some reason loved clowning around in that class} walked into the classroom wearing a very large 'Spy vs. Spy' hat and pretending to be smoking a cigarette from a very long cigarette holder. The entire class just broke out in a dozen healthy belly laughs! Of course the history teacher tried his best not to smile, however we all could see that he was losing his self control, before he dismissed David A. Bechtel from this class and telling him to never come back!!

Central's influence in my life

My experiences (both Good & Bad) at Central taught me that if you want anything in life you had to take charge of your own destiny and not just let things happen to you without your own input.

I definitely think the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Experience is a hard teacher... .. . She gives the examination first & she teaches the lesson afterwards!"; is something I learned early in life at Central and tried to avoid having that being the way of "hard knocks" that affected the rest of my life.

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Feb 26, 2020 at 9:29 AM

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM

https://freelibrary.overdrive.com/search?query=So%20You%20Want%20to%20Talk%20about%20Race

PLEASE TRY TO READ THIS BOOK!

So You Want to Talk about Race ……………………. by Ijeoma Oluo

ISBN: 9781538475317

Oluo, an editor at large at the Establishment, assesses the racial landscape of contemporary America in thoughtful essays geared toward facilitating difficult conversations about race. Drawing on her perspective as a black woman raised by a white mother, she shows how race is so interwoven into America’s social, political, and economic systems that it is hard for most people, even Oluo’s well-intentioned mother, to see when they are being oblivious to racism. Oluo gives readers general advice for better dialogue, such as not getting defensive, stating their intentions, and staying on topic. She addresses a range of tough issues—police brutality, the n word, affirmative action, microaggressions—and offers ways to discuss them while acknowledging that they’re a problem. For example, Oluo writes that the common phrase “check your privilege” is an ineffective weapon for winning an argument, as few people really understand the concept of privilege, which is integral to many of the issues of race in America. She concludes by urging people of all colors to fear unexamined racism, instead of fearing the person “who bring that oppression to light.” She’s insightful and trenchant but not preachy, and her advice is valid. For some it may be eye-opening. It’s a topical book in a time when racial tensions are on the rise.

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Feb 24, 2020 at 10:36 AM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/24/science/katherine-johnson-dead.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician depicted in 'Hidden Figures,' dead at 101

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Feb 19, 2020 at 10:58 AM

Hey Eric.... Got this from AAA (Auto Club) this morning. Thought you and classmates would be interested in another Black History Month story and achievement.

Garrett Morgan: Inventor of the Three-Position Traffic Signal

With just a grade school education, Morgan invented numerous devices that enhanced people's lives, including one that revolutionized transportation.

Some things in life are so commonplace, we hardly give any thought to how they came to be. Such is the tale of the humble traffic light. You can trace the modern traffic light back to Cleveland, Ohio, and the son of two freed slaves. Armed with nothing more than an elementary school education and an innate curiosity of how things work, Garrett Morgan patented several inventions that would revolutionize society.

Morgan was born in Kentucky in 1877. While still just a teenager, he left home and moved to Ohio in search of work. He first worked as a handyman in Cincinnati before landing in Cleveland.

At this point in American history – the turn of the 20th century – Cleveland’s garment industry was the second-largest garment industry in the country. Morgan got a job sweeping floors at a garment factory. Enamored by the inner workings of the sewing machines, he taught himself how to fix them (they broke quite often). Eventually he was hired as a repairman before opening his own repair shop.

It was while working at his shop that Morgan serendipitously created his first major invention. He was experimenting with a chemical solution that prevented sewing machine needles from overheating and burning the fabric. As the story goes, Morgan wiped his hands down before going to lunch. When he returned, the hairs on the cloth were perfectly straight.

Morgan then tried the substance on a neighbor’s dog before testing it on himself. Each time, the same perfect results. Whatever oils were in the substance were able to break down and relax hair fibers. Morgan bottled up the substance and G.A. Morgan’s Hair Refiner was born. He sold it around to African American communities around the country to great success.

With sudden financial security, Morgan was able to pursue other ventures. After watching firefighters struggle to breathe due to smoke inhalation, the inventor was struck with the idea of a safety hood. The device, which was patented in 1914, consisted of a hood placed over an individual’s head, connected to a long tube that reached the ground. Since hot air and smoke rises, the tube on the ground would deliver clean air to the person.

In 1916, the city of Cleveland was drilling a new tunnel under Lake Erie. Workers hit a pocket of natural gas, creating an explosion that trapped them underground. When Morgan heard what had happened, he and his brother donned the safety hoods and entered the tunnel themselves. They were able to save two lives.

Morgan’s safety hood is widely considered a precursor to the gas mask. With the onset of World War I – and the use of poisonous gas – Morgan won a contract with the U.S. Navy. The hood became standard equipment for the U.S. Army during the war.

Morgan’s successes allowed him to own an automobile, which was a rarity in the day (he was reportedly the first African American in Cleveland to have a car). Streets in America, though, were a mess in the early 1900s. With a combination of automobiles, carriages, bicycles and pedestrians, navigating the roads could be chaotic and dangerous.

One day Morgan witnessed a terrible accident at a Cleveland intersection and his brain once again went into solving mode. Traffic signals had already been invented but they only consisted of two signals. The problem was that drivers didn’t know when the “Go” signal was going to switch to the “Stop” signal. The result was that drivers would have to stop abruptly or still be in the intersection when vehicles traveling in other directions began to move.

To solve this, Morgan invented a T-shaped traffic signal that had a third, “caution” signal. When this signal was on, traffic in all directions stopped and intersections would clear. It would also allow pedestrians to cross before traffic started moving again.

On November 20, 1923 Morgan was awarded a patent for a three-position traffic signal. In essence, he had invented the yellow light. Morgan’s original traffic signal prototype is on display at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum.

Aside from his technical contributions to society, Morgan was a pillar in Cleveland’s African American community. He founded the Cleveland Call, one of the most important African American newspapers in the country, and was a leader in the city’s NAACP chapter.

Garrett Morgan passed away in 1963, one year before the passage of the of the Civil Rights Act.

https://magazine.northeast.aaa.com/daily/life/cars-trucks/garrett-morgan-traffic-signal/?mqsc=ED4108872&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=AAA_ListAAA%20Daily&utm_campaign=Feb19_Daily20_Wed

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Feb 18, 2020 at 12:20 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Macon B. Allen Was the First African-American to Become a Lawyer

Macon Bolling Allen had a long journey, but he went far. Allen was born free in 1816. He worked as a schoolteacher after learning to read and write, but later moved to Portland Maine. While working for General Samuel Fressenden in Portland, Allen was able to study law. He hoped to join the Maine Bar Association, but the organization originally rejected him since at the time black people were not considered citizens.

Despite this setback, Allen bypassed the Association by taking a bar examination, which he passed on July 3, 1844. With this, he became the first licensed Black attorney in the United States. He faced racism and distrust along the way, but being good at what he did, Allen took a position as Justice of the Peace in Middlesex County in Massachusetts.

Allen had a number of other successes after the Civil War. He successfully opened a law office with two other black men. He was appointed a judge on the Inferior Court of Charleston. He also became a probate judge in South Carolina. Finally, he became a lawyer with the Land and Improvement Association in Washington D.C.

Thanks to his intelligence and determination, he became an influential member of the United States judicial system and broke a number of records by becoming the first black person to hold his respective offices.

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Feb 17, 2020 at 11:34 AM

Posted on: Feb 16, 2020 at 7:56 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

It was a "Crime" with jail time for anyone to educate a person of African-American heritage!

It was ALSO "Crime" to allow people of African-American heritage to even freely assemble to worship!!

On February 16, 1847, the legislature of Missouri passed an act that prohibited “Negroes and mulattoes” from learning to read and write and assembling freely for worship services. The act also forbade the migration of free black people to the state. The penalty for anyone violating any of the law’s provisions was a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars, a jail term not to exceed six months, or a combination of fine and jail sentence.

The 1847 law supplemented a Missouri law passed in 1825 that imposed various restrictions on free black people. The 1825 law defined a black person as anyone having at least one black grandparent, and made a distinction between those considered full-blooded Negroes and mixed-blooded mulattoes. The 1825 law also prohibited free black people from keeping or carrying weapons without a special permit and settling in Missouri without a certificate of citizenship from Missouri or another state. Free black people who migrated to or through Missouri without citizenship documents faced arrest, a court order to leave the state within thirty days, and a punishment of ten lashes. Under the 1825 law, white ship captains and labor bosses were permitted to bring free black people into the state as workers, though for no longer than six months at a time.

In 1840, nearly 13 percent of Missouri’s population was composed of enslaved black people, while free black people made up less than one percent of the state’s residents. The 1847 law was enacted to place further limitations on the black population and maintain white supremacy.

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Feb 15, 2020 at 1:04 PM

Posted on: Feb 14, 2020 at 10:24 AM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Facing "rejection" no matter how good your grades were but just because of your race!

This practice was going on ALL throughout the United States of America as shown in this rejection letter from Emory University's Medical School in 1959!

One thing about the south, they didn't pull any punches when stating their blatant RACISM; unlike in other parts of the country where they would just send out rejection letters without any explanation of why the applicant was not admitted!!

Fortunately things have changed at this institution by viewing a recent photograph of some of the graduates!

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Posted on: Feb 10, 2020 at 12:07 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

"Hair Love"

It is very fitting that the 2020 Oscar for "Best Animated Short Film" on February 9, 2020 was to the following video!

Even more fitting that the producers of the short animated film invited and paid for the high school youth who was threatened with not being allowed to attend his senior prom with a "dread locks" hair style, {Of course with national exposure of such an absurd rule, the school backed off and relented after law suites were filed by both the ACLU & NAACP!}, to be the a guest at this year's ceremony!!

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Feb 10, 2020 at 6:50 PM

Posted on: Feb 09, 2020 at 2:25 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Red Summer (1919)

We were NEVER taught this "at" the

Central High School of Philadelphia

during any of our American History Classes!

Hundreds of Black men, women and children burned alive, shot, lynched by white mobs during Red Summer ignored a century later!

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened.

It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington and Chicago.

Hundreds of African American men, women and children were burned alive, shot, lynched or beaten to death by white mobs. Thousands saw their homes and businesses burned to the ground and were driven out, many never to return.

It was branded “Red Summer” because of the bloodshed and amounted to some of the worst white-on-black violence in U.S. history.

Beyond the lives and family fortunes lost, it had far-reaching repercussions, contributing to generations of black distrust of white authority. But it also galvanized blacks to defend themselves and their neighborhoods with fists and guns; reinvigorated civil rights organizations like were burned alive, shot, lynched or beaten to death by white mobs. Thousands saw their homes and businesses burned to the ground and were driven out, many never to return.

It was branded “Red Summer” because of the bloodshed and amounted to some of the worst white-on-black violence in U.S. history.

Beyond the lives and family fortunes lost, it had far-reaching repercussions, contributing to generations of black distrust of white authority. But it also galvanized blacks to defend themselves and their neighborhoods with fists and guns; reinvigorated civil rights organizations like the NAACP and led to a new era of activism; gave rise to courageous reporting by black journalists; and influenced the generation of leaders who would take up the fight for racial equality decades later.

“The people who were the icons of the civil rights movement were raised by the people who survived Red Summer,” said Saje Mathieu, a history professor at the University of Minnesota.

For all that, there are no national observances marking Red Summer. History textbooks ignore it, and most museums don’t acknowledge it. The reason: Red Summer contradicts the post-World War I-era notion that America was making the world safe for democracy, historians say.

“It doesn’t fit into the neat stories we tell ourselves,” said David Krugler, author of “1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back.”

That could change. A monument has been proposed in Arkansas. Several authors have written about the bloody summer. A Brooklyn choral group performed Red Summer-theme songs like “And They Lynched Him on a Tree” in March to commemorate the centennial. At the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mathieu and author Cameroon McWhirter plan to present some of their findings July 30.
Researchers believe that in a span of 10 months, more than 250 African Americans were killed in at least 25 riots across the U.S. by white mobs that never faced punishment. Historian John Hope Franklin called it “the greatest period of interracial strife the nation has ever witnessed.”

The bloodshed was the product of a collision of social forces:

1.) African-American men were returning from World War I expecting the same rights they had fought and bled for in Europe.

2.) African Americans were moving north to escape the brutal Jim Crow laws of the South. Whites saw blacks as competition for jobs, homes and political power.

“Ethnic cleansing was the goal of the white rioters,” said William Tuttle, a retired professor of American studies at the University of Kansas and author of “Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919.” ”They wanted to kill as many black people as possible and to terrorize the rest until they were willing to leave and live someplace else.”

The violence didn’t start or end in 1919. Some count the era of Red Summer as beginning with the deaths of more than two dozen African Americans in East Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1917 and extending through the Rosewood Massacre of 1923, when a black town in Florida was destroyed. All told, at least 1,122 Americans were killed in racial violence over those six years, by Tuttle’s count.

In 1919 alone, violence erupted in such places as New York; Memphis, Tennessee; Philadelphia; Charleston, South Carolina; Baltimore; New Orleans; Wilmington, Delaware; Omaha, Nebraska; New London, Connecticut; Bisbee, Arizona; Longview, Texas; Knoxville, Tennessee; Norfolk, Virginia; and Putnam County, Georgia.
In the nation’s capital, white mobs — many made up of members of the military — rampaged over the weekend of July 19-22, beating any black they could find after false rumors of a white woman being assaulted by black men spread.

“In front of the Riggs Bank the rioters beat a Negro with clubs and stones wrapped in handkerchiefs; the bleeding figure lay in the street for over twenty minutes before being taken to the hospital,” Lloyd M. Abernethy wrote in the Maryland Historical Magazine in 1963. “Sensing the failure of the police, the mob became even more contemptuous of authority — two Negroes were attacked and beaten directly in front of the White House.”

Carter G. Woodson, the historian who founded Black History Month in 1926, saw the violence up close.

“They had caught a Negro and deliberately held him as one would a beef for slaughter, and when they had conveniently adjusted him for lynching, they shot him,” Woodson wrote. “I heard him groaning in his struggle as I hurried away as fast as I could without running, expecting every moment to be lynched myself.”

In Elaine, Arkansas, poor black sharecroppers who had dared to join a union were attacked, and at least 200 African Americans were killed.

Ida B. Wells, a pioneering black journalist and one of the few reporters to interview victims, noted a woman named Lula Black was dragged from her farm by a white mob after saying she would join the union.

“They knocked her down, beat her over the head with their pistols, kicked her all over the body, almost killed her, then took her to jail,” Wells wrote in her report “The Arkansas Race Riot.” “The same mob went to Frank Hall’s house and killed Frances Hall, a crazy old woman housekeeper, tied her clothes over her head, threw her body in the public road where it lay thus exposed till the soldiers came Thursday evening and took it up.”

Black journalists like Wells played an important role in getting the story out.
“Black newspapers like the Chicago Defender were instrumental in providing an alternate voice that represented why African Americans deserved to be here, deserved equal rights and were, in some cases, justified in fighting,” said Kevin Strait, a curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Red Summer also marked a new era of black resistance to white injustice, with African Americans standing up in unprecedented numbers and killing some of their tormentors. Returning black soldiers from World War I led the charge, using skills they refined in Europe.

“The Germans weren’t the enemy — the enemy was right here at home,” said Harry Haywood in his autobiography, “A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood.”

In Washington, Carrie Johnson, 17, became a hero for shooting at white invaders in her neighborhood. She fatally shot a white policeman who broke into her second-story bedroom. She claimed self-defense, and her manslaughter conviction was overturned.

The NAACP gained about 100,000 members that year, said McWhirter, author of “Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America.” Soon, blacks were “going to Congress, they’re pressing congressmen and senators to pass anti-lynching legislation. At the same time, they’re fighting back in the courts, they’re filing lawsuits when people are being mistreated or railroaded.”

The lessons of Red Summer would reverberate after World War II.

“You have a similar situation where African Americans had done their part to make the world safe for democracy, and black veterans came home, and many of them were alive or had heard the stories of what happened in 1919,” Krugler said. “And they said, ‘Never again.'”

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Feb 08, 2020 at 12:42 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The First African-American Owned Hospital Was Founded By This Pioneering Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams III was a pioneering African American surgeon who is known for performing one of the world´s first successful open heart surgeries, and for opening the first Black-owned and controlled hospital in the nation.

He was born on January 18, 1856 in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and started showing interest in medicine in 878 when he began working in the office of Henry Palmer, a Wisconsin-based surgeon. Two years later, he studied at Chicago Medical College, receiving a doctor of Medicine degree three years later. Upon graduation, Dr. Williams immediately opened his own practice in Chicago and began teaching anatomy at Chicago Medical College.

He set very high standards in medical procedures and sanitary conditions. For example, he adopted sterilization, which at the time was a newly-discovered procedure to prevent to germ transmission and infections.

In 1891, in response to the constant racism and discrimination that existed in hospitals at the time, he opened Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, which is known to be the first Black-owned hospital in the nation. His facility was one of the first to have had an interracial staff, and also a training facility specifically for African American nurses.

In 1893, Dr. Williams made history again when he successfully performed open heart surgery on a young Black male patient even though he only had a limited supply of surgical equipment and medicine.

In 1895, he co-founded The National Medical Association (NMA), a national organization for Black medical practitioners. This too was established because of the extreme levels of racism that existed in the medical community.

Dr. Williams made history again in 1913 when he became the first black member of the exclusive American College of Surgeons, the most groundbreaking award bestowed to doctors. Sadly, died on August 4, 1931. He was 75-years old.

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Posted on: Feb 07, 2020 at 9:00 AM

BLACK HISORY MONTH

Meet NASCAR’s First African-American Driver and Winner

Wendell Scott was born with racing in his blood. His father worked as a mechanic and driver in segregation-era Virginia, and was known as a man who loved pushing vehicles to their limits. Wendell inherited his father’s need for speed, and combined with a desire to avoid a career in a cotton mill, it drove him to become the first African American driver in NASCAR history—and the first to win a Grand National Series race.
Scott’s journey was marked by resistance from those in racing who were not ready to welcome a black driver into their exclusively white ranks. Before his first competition, told blacks were not allowed to compete and sent home. In working his way up the Dixie Circuit and racing other independent speedways, he’d become the target of slurs and derogatory remarks from spectators.

However, Scott would acquire a NASCAR license through a sort of side channel, and began competing in 1953. He elevated himself to the premier Grand National Division over the next decade, and on December 1, 1963, he became the first African American driver to place first in a Series race.

Officials declined to announce him as the victor, and refused to recognize the win for another two years. It was not until 2010 that his family finally received the trophy for his historic victory, nearly five decades after the race itself, and 20 years following Scott’s passing.

***Greased Lightning***

Greased Lightning is a 1977 American biographical film starring Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, and Pam Grier, and directed by Michael Schultz. The film is loosely based on the true life story of Wendell Scott, the first African American NASCAR race winner and 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendell_Scott

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Feb 06, 2020 at 12:34 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

There are a few stories about the invention of the potato chip, but the most reliable ones all center around George Crum, a famous Black chef in the 19th century who served the wealthiest Americans and eventually opened his own wildly successful restaurant.

Humble Beginnings

Born George Speck around the year 1824 to a Native-American mother and African-American father, he worked as a hunter and guide in upper New York state. During this time, his reputation as a cook earned him a position at Moon’s Lake House Restaurant on Saratoga Lake, where wealthy New England patrons built their summer camps. He became famous for his unique specialties with venison and wild game, and he was encouraged to continue experimenting in the kitchen.

No one is certain about exactly how the potato chip was invented; some claim it was Crum’s sister, but the most reliable ones all center around George Crum, a famous Black chef in the 19th century who served the wealthiest Americans and eventually opened his own wildly successful restaurant.

The Potato Chip

No one is certain about exactly how the potato chip was invented; some claim it was Crum’s sister, working at the same restaurant. Either way, Crum’s experimentation led to the refinement and popularization of chips, which became a local and eventually a regional draw from all New England.

His Own Restaurant

His wealthy customers included the ultra-rich Cornelius Vanderbilt, who mistakenly called him “Crum” instead of Speck, which George strategically embraced. He used his success there to open his own restaurant in 1860 called Crum’s, with very high-demand – and high-priced – cuisine.

Despite his wealthy clientele, he played no favorites and was expressly egalitarian with his food, making the rich wait their turn behind anyone in front of them. Crum served as an inspiration for numerous young Black men and women to explore their skills and creativity.

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Posted: Apr 19, 2015 at 2:08 PM
This is all the data that I have been able to research myself using simple internet searches. Without this genealogy existing I would NOT of been around to even have the privilege to attend CHS! :-)
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Earliest photograph that I have of myself!
Posted: Jun 13, 2015 at 8:33 AM
I am the only male that made it to CHS; a couple of the females made it to GHS
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9th Grade Homeroom Classmates
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June 1965 - 50 Year Old Polaroid of Graduation Ceremony #1
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June 1965 - 50 Year Old Polaroid of Graduation Ceremony #2
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 at 12:41 PM
June 1965 - Myself, Father (154), and Sister at graduation
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 at 9:53 PM
College Year Book Photograph - Me as my College [Oglethorpe Univ.] Student Newspaper's Photography Editor
Posted: Mar 11, 2015 at 7:14 AM
College Yearbook Photograph - Me as the Chairman of the college's [Oglethorpe University] Photography Committee, which was the combined newspaper and yearbook photography staffs which did all the semi-professional photography for the whole institution.
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U.S. Army - Primary Helicopter Flight School Class
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The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself

This was the Number #1 song on the charts the day of the graduation ceremony - June 17, 1965
Posted: Jul 16, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Oglethorpe University Main Buildings

The physical campus of the main buildings of Oglethorpe University as was the case in the late 1960s.

http://www.100digitalcreativity.com/clients/OU/?s=pano21&h=-138.34&v=0.0000&f=90.0000
Posted: May 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Core Curriculum @ Oglethorpe

You can read my personal thoughts on the "core" by downloading the file: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10471230/Oglethorpe.pdf
Posted: May 15, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Year in Vietnam

After first going through primary & advanced flight training*, this video is a brief pictorial account of my year in South Vietnam from December 1969 to December 1970 which was served with the 162nd AHC; ......... The music for this video: James Pete Johnson's -- "My Fate Is In Your Hands" - (1944) -- 72236 -- DECCA 23594 from the site -- http://www.jazz-on-line.com/**
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Posted: Mar 11, 2015 at 7:11 AM

Creating a 3D anaglyph Image with GIMP

I became interested in photography while at CHS, but it really blossomed in college. A video tutorial on how to create a 3D Anaglyph Image using GIMP v 2.8.4 and a single image as your starting point. An article describing the history of the photograph first taken in 1967 is available at https://www.dropbox.com/s/that6dc0h967h11/1967%20Photograph.pdf
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Sharif Bray

Audio broadcast of my younger son, Sharif (261), scoring 17 straight points in a college basketball game.
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Granddaughter's Gymnastics

11 y.o. granddaughter Gold Medal performance on the floor exercise.