By : Hatem Dhwibi a.k.a CoOL Burn

 

Me, like most of the people who have never been to America, thought that America is all about being wild and having fun. The picture that we bear in our minds is the picture that media has been showing us, I wouldn’t say that it’s all wrong but that picture is not what America is all about, though it is wild and fun but that wouldn’t be for someone who is hoping for a good future. To fit in was not as easy as I thought it will be, I haven’t been there yet but time would teach a lot, I was also blessed with the company of good people who never hesitated helping me to figure things out.

I decided to start my journey from where I am, Fort Smith Arkansas, I could have moved but I preferred to stay because sometimes looking up makes us miss what was down under our feet. I have a passion for nature, history and traditions when it comes to being in places I haven’t been before, so I started checking up places to go, the first story that was standing on my way like I mentioned in my previous article was the story of Judge Parker. In my previous article a lot of my readers were excited about knowing how did I get to America more than they were excited to know about the story of Judge Parker, but I will tell it anyway and I will keep you excited for more stories, we sometimes need to read between the lines in order to have some questions answered.

Issac Charles Parker or Judge Parker, I kept seeing his name and his pictures all around the historic site, I understood from what I read that he was the reason behind the execution of so many people, or convicts, or criminals, I’m not really sure, I kind of felt that he was a bad person, but after I’ve asked, I have been told that he was a good person. He supported women’s suffrage, believed in prisoner rehabilitation, and advocated Indian rights. He served on the Fort Smith school board of St. John’s Hospital (today Spark’s Regional Medical Center). He also belonged to several fraternal organizations, including the Grand Army of the Republic.

My first impression about Judge Parker has completely changed after I read his confession statement : “I do not desire to  hang you men. It is the law”.

At this day when I was around the historic site, I got that vision that told me : in order for us to make history, we first have to learn about history.

 

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About Cool Burn Hatem

Hatem Dhwibi, a.k.a CooL Burn. A black guy from South Tunisia, kebili. Born in the second of december, 1988, but for him, he's not born yet. His life, the life he's looking forward didn't start yet. Cool Burn is the nickname he picked up for himself as a reflection of his person. Cool because he smiles, whether its time for a smile or not, he says : "i smile because i can". Burn, because he's burning from the inside, flames no one knows about, may be even no one could understand, so he's keeping himself a secret. Graduated from the higher institute of languages as an english teacher, he got the impression of his teachers and colleges especially during oral presentation sessions. He wanted to carry on courses but life didn't want him to. He lives in big-small city in the south. Big in space but small in content. He says : "dreams is what keeps me alive" He is ambitious, his dreams has no limits. He achieved some and still struggling for the rest. His father died when he was 13 years old, that left him a scar. 13 years after the death, he made the first song about his father called "R.i.P dad", in which he describes what happened that day and what he felt and of course using english language, making a duet with his friend whose father died recently. Music for him is a release, a remedy, so he writes, sometimes he records when able, other times he just keep his verses on papers. His mom is his first lady, he says :" no one and nothing comes before mom even i" Not much seen in his life but enough for him to learn how to survive. Contact info: Email : hatem.dhwibi@gmail.com Facebook : Hatem Cool Burn Fone : +216 28 086 670