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 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 the world 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 



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.

Flashback from the IOKTS Archives I

July 17, 2020

Our first Engagement Calendar
In 1995 our publisher Pomegranate, being satisfied with out wall calendars, wanted to expand. So they asked us to produce a weekly engagement calendar. The task was daunting, but the results were worth the hard work it took to put this calendar together. It quickly became our best seller, surpassing the vanguard wall calendar.
We produced the "365 Days of Black History" engagement calendar until 2012, when the digital world started to take hold. Absolutely the engagement calendar succumbed to this digital revolution of IPads, tablets, notebooks, etc and various means of keeping appointments. We continued producing it, as we tried to convince our publishers that people bought this calendar, not to keep appointments, but for the information. But 2012 marked the last year for this unique, educational, beautiful desk calendar.
Since 2012, we get a call almost every day asking if we still produce the engagement calendar. It was very popular!

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