Last night, my husband and I honored Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech, I have a dream, by watching the movie, 42 – The Jackie Robinson Story. Challenged beyond comprehensive, Jackie faced personal attacks and public humiliation from his teammates, competitors, and white America.
Robinson has inspired me to be a better person: to always take the high road, to not react when provoked, and to remain focused on what’s most important when it’s most difficult.
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” ~Jackie Robinson
– Participated in six World Series
– Dodger 1955 World Championship
– Participated in six All Star Games
– Rookie of the Year 1947
– Baseball Hall of Fame 1962
– National League Most Valuable Player 1949
– First Black Vice President of a major American corporation
– Presidential Medal of Freedom
– Congressional Gold Metal
– Inspired millions: young and old, white and black, yesterday and today!