My name is Johnny L. Duncan. I created the Black History Calendar in 1986 while I was stationed in Aschaffenburg, Federal Republic of Germany. In 1987 I wrote the poem “I Can”. Line twenty-five of that poem created the term African American.
In elementary and high school, for varying reasons, the other kids called me “the professor”. Little did I know that such was one of my anointing. After receiving a BA and MA from LSU in record time, I became a “professor” of history at Alabama State University in Montgomery and at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I taught simultaneously, full time at both institutions, and held a third full time job with the Alabama Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers Council. And now, it is difficult for some people to hold one full time position.
As a youngster in Amite, I frequently stopped by the library on the way home after school. I fantasized about the soldiers jumping from airplanes. Little then did I know that the fantasy would become real by my becoming airborne qualified as an Infantry Officer. Guys! Dreams can become real if you make them real!
Don’t allow the best that you have done to be the standard for the rest of your life!
Where did you grow up?
Where do you live now?
What is the highest level of education you have attained?
What subjects did/do you enjoy the most at school?
English & History
What's your favorite sport or sports?
Tennis, Judo, Baseball
What kinds of jobs have you held? Industries too!
History professor, soldier, corrections employee, writer, publisher, legal & para legal
What hobbies are you into?
Tennis & writing
What causes are you concerned about today?
Infectious diseases, the spread of misinformation by government
If you claim a political party affliation, which is it?
Independent of the main stream
Which religion (if any) do you follow?
Independent of mainstream