Quote Of The Day- “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie Robinson
1947 – A year before President Truman desegregated the military, Jackie Robinson debuts for the Dodgers becoming the first black player to participate in a major league game this century. In front of 25,623 Ebbets Field fans, the 28-year old first baseman is hitless in three at-bats, but scores a run in the 5-3 Opening Day victory over the Braves.
Please Join Us At The Eastwood Life Enrichment Center on Monday, July 14th at 4:00pm for a live interactive videoconference presented by The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.
CIVIL RIGHTS: BEFORE YOU COULD SAY “JACKIE ROBINSON”
Program Description: In baseball- as in America- freedom is an ongoing quest. For almost 65 years, African-American players were prevented from plying Major League Baseball simply because of their skin color. The audience will explore American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and will learn how race relations in baseball reflected significant social and cultural developments in the United States.
There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited! Please call the Eastwood Life Enrichment Center at 320-679-4789 to register to attend.
This event is made possible through the generous support of East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC), Kanabec Broadband Initiative (KBI) and the Blandin Foundation.