Noted Fathers’ Rights Attorney Jeffery Leving (dadsrights.com) will be featured in NBC Chicago’s (Ch. 5) tribute to African American history airing Saturday, February 15 at 5 AM and Sunday, February 16 at 5 and 8 AM.
Host Art Norman will highlight Leving’s analysis of historical artifacts evidencing the dedication and sacrifice of African Americans serving our country. First, Leving will present an archive of material related to the military service of Tuskegee Airmen Joseph Curry and Benjamin Davis who went on to become the first African American U.S. Air Force General. The Tuskegee Airmen were America’s first black military airmen, courageously fighting for our country during World War II.
“The Tuskegee airmen continue to inspire us all.” notes Leving. “These young men were dedicated to selflessly and valiantly defending our nation.”
Also included is Dr. King Jr.’s 1957 diary reflecting historical events such as his meeting with Richard Nixon when Vice President.
Leving will also share General Nathan Goff’s Civil War combat sword, used while commanding the 37th Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry. Goff carried this sword through some of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles, including Bull Run and Gettysburg while fighting to preserve the Union and end slavery.
As Leving explains, he has assembled these artifacts to share them and make unaltered history more widely available to students, educators and the general public.
Leving has developed an innovative plan placing African American history on-line and continually accessible at OurBlackHeritage.com. He explains, “The only way to change the future is to inspire our youth, and what better way than to show them their own unedited history to achieve factual accuracy. I can think of no greater legacy than making that happen.”
To that end, Leving recently donated a first edition of Frederick Douglass’ My Bondage and My Freedom to Chicago State University. Leving plans to continue donating historical artifacts over the years to create more knowledge and awareness because “history can repeat itself if we do not learn from it.”