Korean War Veteran David Harry Black

Dublin Core

Title

Korean War Veteran David Harry Black

Alternative Title

David Black

Subject

Veterans--Florida
Korean War, 1950-1953

Description

David Harry Black (1929-2012) in military uniform during the Korean War (1950-1953). Black was the son of Pilgrim Black (1905-2002) and his first wife Mae Henry Gilmore, who also had a second child named Bessie Mae Black that passed away around 6 months old. The photograph was given to Black's maternal grandparents.

Black played baseball throughout high school and was drafted into the military during the Korean War on January 9, 1951, when he was 22. After two years of military service and receiving a discharge on February 2, 1953, he went on to play baseball in the Negro Baseball League at age 24. He also played for the Orlando Sentinels, a white baseball team, in 1954. While playing baseball, Black was known by several nicknames that he acquired as a youth, including "Allstar" and "Kid Blister." At age 29, Black became a long-distance truck driver, a profession he continued for58 years. He retired several times, but returned to the job due to his love of the work. Black finally retired permanently at age 77, when his employer would no longer insure him. He was later diagnosed with cancer and was cared for by his half-sister, Patricia Ann Black (1956-). Black passed away in December of 2012.

Abstract

To "Mama" + "Daddy" Sincerely "David Black"

Source

Photocopy of original black and white photograph: Private Collection of Patricia Ann Black.

Date Created

ca. 1951-1953

Contributor

Black, Patricia Ann

Has Format

Original black and white photograph.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopy of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Patricia Black Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

138 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

South Korea

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Pilgrim Black.
Inherited by Patricia Ann Black in 2002.

Rights Holder

Copyright to the resource is held by Patricia Ann Black and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Patricia Ann Black

External Reference

Flewellyn, Valada S. African Americans of Sanford Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.
Astor, Gerald. The Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1998.
Edwards, Paul M. The Korean War. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2006. .

Transcript

To "Mama" + "Daddy"
Sincerely
"David Black"

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Locations

Categories