091/365 - April 1, 2011 - Boys of Summer
Day ninety one of Project 365. A statue of Pee Wee Reese embracing Jackie Robinson. The inscription reads "Teammates, Friends, and Men of Courage and Conviction. 1947, on Cincinnati's Crosley Field, Robinson endured racist taunts, jeers, and death threats that would have broken the spirit of a lesser man. Reese, Captain of the Brooklyn Dodgers, walked over to his teammate Robinson and stood by his side, silencing the taunts of the crowd. This simple gesture challenged prejudice and created a powerful and enduring friendship."