In Memoriam: Bryan Black

Bryan Black peacefully left this world on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. He was in his early 50’s, but had a coronary condition.

Bryan Black has been a much loved and admired member of the 9/11 Truth Community.

Bryan was known by all those who were familiar with him for his dedication, friendliness, smile and laughter and sense of humor. His enthusiasm and tenacity in promoting 9/11 Truth set an example for us all. He was open with his communication and always very approachable.

Bryan Black’s obituary gives a nice statement: “Bryan was a journeyman carpenter for over half his life, and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was a beloved brother and uncle to all his family, for his positive outlook, stimulating conversations, and a genuine altruistic heart of gold.”

“North Texans for 9/11 Truth”, the Dallas area 9/11 Truth Group founded in 2006 by Joe Stokes, has been fortunate to have Bryan Black at the helm as Organizer for the past year.
During his time as Organizer, the “North Texans for 9/11 Truth” group has conducted a vast array of actions and events. Bryan was continuously burning DVDs and the Dallas 9/11 group finally broke the 50,000 mark of DVDs distributed in the area. Bryan was so dedicated towards letting others know about the 9/11 Cover-up, that there were times he would spend most of the night distributing DVDs to homes around town, and then show up and participate in an event the next day. In fact, just two days prior to his passing, Bryan was set up with a table of free DVDs outside The Lakewood Theatre when Alex Jones came to speak to a crowd of more than 800 people.

Also, Bryan Black has been a very generous and serious financial supporter of the 9/11 Truth Movement, donating thousands of dollars. Rather than replace his old truck or upgrade his house, Bryan chose to utilize his financial resources towards the cause.

Bryan was an ardent supporter of “Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth”, both financial and otherwise. He participated in many of the AE911Truth actions.

You can see how dedicated he was by going to his Facebook Page.

Bryan was not content to lead a mediocre, shallow life. Rather, he was focused on matters of substance, determined to move into action – not just “talk the talk”. An example can be seen in this quote from an Associated Press story which went around the world into thousands of publications:

In this July 19, 2011 photo, Bryan Black describes how jets hit the World Trade Center buildings during a meeting of the North Texans for 9/11 Truth group at a cafe in Dallas. “Before 9/11, I was a working class person, going through life, pretty much accepting everything given and told to me,” said Black, a 50-year-old carpenter from Commerce, Texas, who is one of the more active members of his meetup group. “I’m starting to see things. I’m more open to skeptical conversation, I’m more socially and politically active.” (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Bryan was also interviewed by the well known area publication, The Dallas Observer.
"The movement is growing immensely," Bryan Black told Unfair Park.

The University of Texas at Arlington student newspaper conducted an interview with Bryan and also included a 15 minute AE911Truth video clip.

We will all miss Bryan, for who he was and for what he did. Peace, our friend.

Postscript: Bryan had a nice sense of humor…
Bryan has since wanted to let us know that although it wasn’t on his side of the fence, he pointed out that a total of 19 hijackers never turned up at the other side.

RIP Bryan...

As we all know the likes of Bryan are hard to find and the world is weaker when a man that stands for truth is no longer with us :--(

Best John

I am glad to have known Bryan.

Bryan was a humble, hard-working, selfless man. He was committed to finding and exposing the truth. We will miss him.

Thank you Bryan.

Sorry to hear.


I don't know if you wrote this or knew Bryan, I am assuming so on both.

My best to his family and friends.

Two things come to mind:

I don't work with AE anymore, if I did I would make sure that his name is removed as a contact from the Action Group page at AE (which you linked to in this artice), out of courtesy for people on both ends of that coin.

Also, Bryan was willing to put his name there and respond to people that contacted him, will someone be filling his shoes on that?


We are ahead of you on all this thought. Right now, it is one step at a time. We will handle our sphere of influence.

Nor Cal Truth and TomT: do not reply to each other's comments

in this thread. Take your argument somewhere else. This is a memorial page; have some respect.

11 comments just got removed.

I appreciate you stepping in.

Thank you.

Back around 2008 in Commerce, TX

Back in 2008, when I was taking classes at Texas A & M - Commerce (Commerce is a small town east of Dallas), I was well known on campus because I was passing out thousands of DVDs, putting out 9/11 Truth flyers and posters, etc.

One day, a lady in one of my classes approached me and asked: "Can I have some DVDs for my brother? He is really interested in this." Her brother was Bryan Black.

Bryan Black...

took over as organizer of our group at a time when nobody wanted the position.
He worked hard at getting others to see the total deception that was 9/11.
He was generous, good natured, and sincere. He lived authentically for the good of all.
We miss him.

Thanks Tom for putting together this fitting Memorial.

So often

is the case that people have good ideas, but won't or don't follow through with them.

It seems Bryan was the type to put the work in.

I hope his journey to know the truth continues still.

And indeed, Tom, I didn't know Bryan, but I can only hope when my day comes someone cares as much as you have. Good upon you for drafting Bryans article.

Condolences N. Texans

Bryan Black was a committed activist and an ace of a guy. I had the pleasure of speaking with him several times on the phone and knew him to be a strong AE911Truth supporter. Thoughts go out to Joe, TomT, Rob, James Gourley and the rest of the North Texans for 9/11 Truth.

I am glad to see his memoriam on the front page.