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Defacing Jackie Robinson’s statue will not erase his legacy

Dr. Yohuru Williams, professor and chair of history, wrote an opinion essay in the wake of vandalism to a statue of baseball legends Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. “The statue of Jackie and Peewee reminds us in the most meaningful way that it takes collective action to meet injustice,” he wrote, “and that it is in those moments when we face the greatest peril that we must stand together for what’s right.”

Published in The Hartford Guardian on 8/11/13

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