Our February 3, 2018 monthly presentation, Black Courage, will be made by Bill Covington
African-Americans served as soldiers and in other capacities during the course of the American Revolution. Their contributions were vital to the winning of the war for the patriot forces. But, an equal number of them served in the British forces and fought hard in their service. Both sides had various reasons for recruiting African-American troops and individuals had widely differing reasons for taking up arms in the conflict.
Bill Covington is a public school teacher by profession having spent 28 years in the classroom where he has taught Social Studies and English as a Second Language (ESL). He has taught in Dallas ISD as well as Waxahachie ISD. Currently, he is an instructor of Dual Credit US History, World History and Government/Economics at Waxahachie Global High School in Waxahachie, Texas. He is also an adjunct instructor of Western Civilization, US History, Texas History and World History at Navarro College, also located in Waxahachie, Texas. He is married to June Renee Jacobsen Covington and they both reside in Cedar Hill, Texas. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Bill was the TXDAR State Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Teacher of US History Award.