Hello folks! Thank you all for your support during this crushing time period, We made it thru! Our 2022 edition is available
to purchase at your local merchant or to buy from our website. 
Please note that we have moved and our number has changed to 202-450-6430. We will keep you posted of the changes
that may be in store and the new products that will be forthcoming. Let's keep moving forward, as history becomes more and more relevant. Best wishes to all!
G. Theodore Catherine - IOKTS
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IOKTS - I Only Know the Story

A Journey into 365 Days of Black History wall calendar 2022

12 Significant 

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July 7, 2021

Hallie Tanner Dillon Johnson is one of five women achievers featured in this 2022 edition calendar.  She is one of three that were in the medical field. Hallie Tanner was a native of Pittsburgh, PA and her older brother was Henry Ossawa Tanner, the artist, who is the first African American to have a painting become a part of the permanent collection at the White House. Hallie racked up many outstanding accomplishments. One of the most laudable is being the first woman to be certified to practice medicine in Alabama! She had to endure a rigorous ten days of scrutiny by an all white, male group of physicians, who did there best to stump Hallie and ultimately prevent her from ever practicing in Alabama. But Hallie prevailed, passing the test, but decided to work for Booker T. Washington, at the Tuskegee Institute. She established the medical component at the Institute, serving as doctor for the student body, faculty members and their families; she taught classes, manged the pharmacy and established a nursing school. We are proud to feature Hallie Tanner Dillon Johnson in our 2022 calendar. She is truly a great achiever.

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Flashback from the IOKTS Archives I
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15

Pio Pico
The last Governor of California

Don Pio Pico’s family, may have been one of the eleven families said to have founded Los Angeles. They were one of many prominent families identified as “mulattos,” or of mixed racial heritage.   In 1845, Don Pio Pico became governor of California, representing the Mexican government during the United States annexation. As a politician, businessman, and soldier, Pico was involved in the affairs of California and neighboring Mexico. He built the first major hotel in Los Angeles, the Casa del Pico. The legacy of Pico is remembered in California. Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, Pio Pico State Historic Park in Whittier, CA and the nearby town Pico Rivera, are all memorials to the last Mexican Governor of California. Let's celebrate the Hispanic Heritage month, as we highlight the cultural connections that exist between African Americans/Black people, with all people.

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