Day 121: LaShawn, Middle and Upper School Library Director

[ By on April 15, 2013 ]

Today is commemorated as Jackie Robinson Day.  Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in modern Major League Baseball.  On this day 66 years ago, Robinson ended segregation in baseball by playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Before then, African American players were relegated to the Negro Leagues.

Last year, Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon Robinson, visited Riverdale and shared memories of her father through stories and pictures.  She shared her father’s strong sense of family through vivid images recreated by Kadir Nelson, an author and illustrator.

Today I learned that it is Jackie Robinson Day.  I remembered Ms. Robinson’s visit and was reminded how we benefit from his sacrifices.  We enjoy the diversity of the Riverdale school community because of the sacrifices and perseverance of others, like Jackie Robinson.  Today as baseball and our nation honor Robinson, I look around RCS and I am reminded that we have more in common than we have differences.

LaShawn enjoys spending time with her family and learning through the research queries of the Riverdale school community members.

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2 Comments on “Day 121: LaShawn, Middle and Upper School Library Director”

  1. sbanks

    Thank you for informing me about Jackie Robinson day. Moreover, thank you for reminding me to pause and give thanks to the men and women who made the sacrifices for peace, justice, and equality. I pray we all take note and realize, like you, we have more in common than we do differences.

  2. sbanks

    I enjoyed reading your post. Your post is a great reminder for all of us to think about Jackie Robinson’s vast accomplishments.

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