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Defining Moments-Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball

When you think of Jackie Robinson, so many things come to mind.  Integrity, class, dignity, respect, …..the adjectives are endless.  He is the face of racial equality within baseball.   453 more words

History

Double dose of Jackie Robinson Day celebrations in 2015

A scheduling quirk put the Dodgers on the road for Jackie Robinson Day earlier this year, but next April 15, Dodger Stadium will be back in the familiar position of hosting the celebration of No. 73 more words

Review of Rickey and Robinson

In his book, Rickey and Robinson: The True Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball, renown sports columnist, Roger Kahn, documents the roles of the two men, Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson, who were instrumental in breaking the color barrier in “America’s Favorite Pastime.” Kahn first gives a biography of each man before delving into the social and cultural environment of the time of Robinson’s entrance into the Major Leagues. 252 more words

Book Review

Explaining "Black People" to a Five Year Old


This weekend our family drove on the Jackie Robinson Parkway in New York. We asked Lady C (our 5 year old) if she knew who Jackie Robinson was because we previously told her about him and wanted to see if she remembered the history lesson. 469 more words

Parenting

UPDATE: BROOKLYN WALL OF REMEMBRANCE VANDALIZED

For the 2nd time in 14 months, a part of MCU Park that honors heros has been vandalized.

On the morning of August 7, 2013, the statue of Jackie Robinson & Pee Wee Reese were vandalized with Swastikas, the phrases “Heil Hitler,” “Die N—-r” & “F–k Jackie Robinson and all N——s.” The statue was restored, but nobody was ever caught. 42 more words

General Posts

The Black Cyclone

The intersection of art and sport, that’s the subject of my brief post today.  And who can get away from the subject of concussion in sport medicine these days?   690 more words

General Interest

Black History Month - Oct 13th - The Rooney Rule

The Black athlete has often times been the first to break colour lines, with the Brooklyn Dodgers starting Jackie Robinson on first base in 1947, to… 263 more words

Black History Month