42: A Partnership That Changed History

By Charity Bishop I am not “into” baseball or any other sport, but 42 is one of my favorite movies, because of the powerful way it shows how two men’s courage and moral fortitude broke the color barrier in baseball. Though they are not “friends” in the movie, Rickey’s stalwart support, moral strength, and sheer... Continue Reading →

Respect Me as a Human Being: Jackie Robinson

I spent a lot of years searching for my personal Civil Rights hero. History classes taught me the big names: Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, President John F. Kennedy. None of them connected with me. None had the mixture of goodness, integrity, and grit that makes someone my hero. And then, in... Continue Reading →

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