65 years ago today Jackie Robinson stepped onto Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, changing professional baseball forever. Breaking the color barrier, Robinson was the first African American player in Major League Baseball.
Read more about his legacy here.
Pictured: Jackie Robinson poses for LIFE’s Allan Grant during filming of The Jackie Robinson Story, 1950. (Allan Grant—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
65 years ago today, Jackie Robinson made his major league debut at Ebbets Field, broke the color barrier & forever changed baseball. What a legend.
Going through some pictures from my trip. Had this on my phone and forgot to post it! The Lees braved the Williamsburg hipsters at Brooklyn Flea.
I got a book for $3 and some apple cider. Success!
GIVEAWAY: Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Ever notice how Brooklyn clears out during SXSW week in Austin? Well, for the lucky few still in the city, we’re giving away 3 tickets to the March 16 Godspeed You! Black Emperor show—their first NYC show in 8 years!
To score one, reblog with a story about Godspeed and you. Bonus points for stories about past Godspeed shows, stories involving string instruments, and black-and-white photos of crumbling buildings.
Anthony, our resident GYBE expert, will choose the winners on Sunday.
Reblogging for my NYC peeps.
Follow Up of the Day: Remember Todd Bieber, the guy who stumbled upon a lost roll of film in the freshly fallen snow while skiing through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park? Well, he finally returned the photos to their rightful owner.
But not before traveling to Europe for the first time in his life.
[lomography / thanks chris!]
such stuff as dreams are made on.
This is a great video/story.
I love this! I wish I had thought to do this when I was abroad :)