Monday, January 9, 2012

Kevin Tackett

My name is Kevin Tackett. Born here in Marion, I went to the Art Inst. of Pittsburgh in 1987. I was more enthusiastic about my social life at that time than I was at actually seeing my future. After a tumultuous two years, I landed back here in Marion with not much to show for my lack of effort. After managing a local cafe for a few years I married and gained a beautiful 4 year old daughter in the bargain. Money was hard to come by and after a traumatic event I found myself without a job. Luckily I went to work at a new local prison where I have been for the last fifteen years, and gained a son who I love dearly. My love of History has driven me to return to school. I hope to fair better this time and reach my new goal of working at a museum.
My hobbies, in the little free time that I have, is mostly spent with my son. We go to the YMCA together, and in good weather I help train him in soccer. The essay that interested me the most was
Frederick Douglass' Resurrection. Not only from a historical aspect did it draw me in, but also how vividly it was written. It amazes me how a one split second decision by a slave named Bill could have changed the life of Mr. Douglas either way, and thus changing the history of the United States as we know it today.


  1. Kevin, your life sounds like it is getting better, keep it up

  2. That's awesome that you are committing back to school to help better your family's future. I wish you all the best!

  3. That's great that you're doing so much! Good luck!