A decade before Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, two decades before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed “I Have a Dream,” a signature event in the struggle for racial equality unfolded far from Dixie.
On the afternoon of April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson emerged as an inspiring figure in the civil rights movement when he became the first black man to play major league baseball in the 20th century, making his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.
Robinson’s triumphs in the face of bigotry evoked a sense of pride among black people and forced the rest of America to consider anew the doctrine of white supremacy.
PS. Anyone want to roll to the auction?
“If you’ll be in the Bay Area next Saturday evening and would like to bid on one of these beauties (or enjoy a cupcake), join us at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, 6–9 PM. Please feel free to RSVP.”
Today, April 11th 2006, I have officially spent a year in the Bay Area. It has been a great learning experience, and still is. There is still a lot to learn, see and shoot. I haven’t gone home to LA since New Year’s. Everything seemed to be taken up a notch when 2006 hit.
For example, I still have to process some photos from MA’s Holiday Cruise, my family’s Christmas Dinner, TheCrew’s Tahoe Trip and other functions. My room, which was trying to keep the “minimal” look, just got dumped on by “stuff”. But alas, I made a promise to get rid/sell things for Spring Cleaning.
Anyways, besides the old news, I’d like to just greet my grandma a Happy Birthday!