Hopefully most of you have today off from work, as we celebrate the memory and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The names of Jackie Robinson and Dr. King go hand in hand, but I was floored a couple years ago when Don Newcombe told me a story about him and Dr. King.
One night in 1968, only a few months before he was murdered, Dr. King was having dinner with Don Newcombe and he told him how much easier his job was because of the success of Jackie, Newk and Roy Campanella. The story is retold in the book "How to Be Like Jackie Robinson," with an exceprt found here.
Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, take a moment to think about how your life and the lives of others have been affected by Dr. King and everyone involved in the civil rights movement.