• Toyota Salutes Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial
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    Toyota Salutes Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial

    In celebration of an iconic moment in American history, Toyota pays tribute to 100 years of Negro Leagues Baseball in the latest creative as part of the marketing campaign for the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander. Filmed partly at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, the commercial, titled “Home Team,” was created and produced by Burrell Communications Group. “We are truly delighted that Toyota has chosen to honor the unsung heroes of the Negro Leagues this way,” says Bob Kendrick, President, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. “The passion, determination, and unwavering spirit from these individuals is truly an American story.” Living baseball legend James “Jim” Robinson, former captain of the Kansas City Monarchs, is featured as…

  • Jackie Robinson
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    Black History Month- Jackie Robinson

      -January 31, 1919- October 24, 1972 -First black player in the MLB, making his debut in 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. -His major league debut brought an end to approximately sixty years of segregation in professional baseball. -Him breaking of the baseball color line and his professional success symbolized these broader changes and demonstrated that the fight for equality was more than simply a political matter. -Martin Luther King said that he was “a legend and a symbol in his own time”, and that he “challenged the dark skies of intolerance and frustration.” -According to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Robinson’s “efforts were a monumental step in the civil-rights revolution…

  • Harriet Tubman
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    Black History Month- Harriet Tubman

      Harriet Tubman   – 1820 to March 10, 1913 -Born Araminta Harriet Ross -Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom, and later led more than 300 other slaves to the North and to Canada to their freedom, too. -The best-known conductor on the Underground Railroad. -She spoke against slavery and for women’s rights. -Acquainted with many of the social reformers and abolitionists of her time. -During the Civil War she served with the U.S. Army in South Carolina, as a nurse, scout, spy and soldier. -Most famously she led the Combahee River expedition, under the command of James Montgomery, helping to blow up Southern supply lines…

  • Booker T. Washington
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    Black History Month- Booker T. Washington

    Okay we all know that the month of February is Black History Month. So what I’m doing this month is featuring a different person everyday with facts you know or may not know about that person. Hopefully you’ll take time to read more about them by googling them and maybe share with your kids, nieces, nephews or whoever because this is something they’ll never learn in schools. They do teach about Martin Luther King, which is good but there is so much more to know.   Booker T. Washington -April 5, 1856 to November 15, 1915 -Educationist and reformer -Most Influential spokesman for Black Americans between 1895 to 1915 -Determined…