The first time I had the pleasure of meeting Hank Aaron for more than a passing hand shake happened to be at Major League Baseball’s announcement that Atlanta would host the Civil Rights Game. In a moment that can only be described as surreal for me, I stood between Hank Aaron and Martin Luther King III. On the day we celebrate the memory of Martin Luther King Jr, I suggest you take a moment to get a glimpse of what Hank Aaron endured to play game of baseball.
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King, Jr.