Racist past haunts Sanford Fl-Trayvon was shot dead,Jackie Robinson had to flee 2 lynch mobs.
After seeing the movie 42, I had not realized something.
In spring training, a lynch mob came after Mr. Jackie Robinson.
That happened in Sanford Florida.
flash forward to 2012.
Mr. Trayvon Martin was harrassed, stalked and murdered in cold blood, unarmed, and it was by someone who was armed with a legal gun, out looking for someone to kill it appears.
The police told him to back off in a phone call after it appears Zimmy called in saying Mr. Martin looked suspicious to him.
Mr. Trayvon Martin was shot to death in Sanford Florida.February 26, 2012 unarmed.
here is an article from 2012
Reuters) - The year before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by becoming the first African American to play major league baseball, he fled the racist threats of townspeople in Sanford, Florida, where Trayvon Martin was shot 66 years later.
It was 1946 and Robinson arrived in this picturesque town in central Florida for spring training with a Brooklyn Dodgers farm team. He didn't stay long. Robinson was forced to leave Sanford twice, according to Chris Lamb, a professor at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, who wrote a graphic account of Robinson's brush with 100 angry locals in a 2004 book
In the downtown area, Victorian-era cottages and old brick office buildings sitting a wide and alligator-infested bulge in the St. Johns River, provide a glimpse of the past - but not all of it. There are no reminders of the lynch mobs and Ku Klux Klan members who once killed blacks with impunity in Sanford and elsewhere across Florida.
Florida was the site of more lynchings per capita than any other southern state, according to Ben Brotemarkle, executive director of the Florida Historical Society. Lynchings were common in the southern U.S. in the second half of 19th century and continued into the 20th century.
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President Obama is doing something never done in modern times-He lengthened the game itself
Most people are thinking in 4 to 8 years.
President Obama is thinking forever.
The 8 year thinking is yesterday. The two term thinking is yesterday.
President Obama is thinking, like all the greats, like Lincoln, like FDR, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, like LBJ he is thinking forever.
And it is such a radical idea, because in retrospect, no one ever said it aloud before.
No one ever thought to say it aloud. President Obama is doing it for all of life.
Dr. King did not do what he did, so he could use one bathroom for one time.
Or to sit in one restaurant to get one meal and say he won.
Dr. King did it to last forever.
President Obama is doing that. And I quite believe this has been his vision since before he was President, though he didn't come out and say it.
Quite a few here mock the ropeadope, the chessmatch, the 10 step ahead.
Quite honestly, maybe I sold him a little short. 10step? HELL, its 50 steps ahead.
It is the long time prize.
And in every war, in every battle, sadly there is collateral damage.
But wave on wave on wave on wave on wave on wave
The 100% complete victory only can occur by the battles fought.
Should Dr. King have given up day one when they put the hoses on him?
Dr. King foresaw it all in his "Mountaintop" speech, where he let the world know, this is not a quick or temporary thing, but it is forever all eternity.
Maybe just maybe some can see how truly historic the entire package is.
And maybe just maybe President Lincoln himself had a 500 step ahead plan
and in his plan, he envisioned the hard chocies President Obama has to make to get to the next step
And maybe, just maybe President Lincoln is standing right now, next to President Roosevelt, standing right now next to President LBJ, standing next to Dr. King standing and guarding the back of President Obama.
Maybe he is them. Maybe they are him.
Dot the I's and Cross the T's.
A war is not won in a short period of time. And battles lost are part of any war.
And like Presidents Lincoln, Roosevelt, LBJ and Dr. King, time is not measured in 2 terms as President(and especially not after just months after beginning the 2nd term.)
And yes, that means continuing the legacy of all them with Hillary(or a suitable other if not Hillary) to CONTINUE the legacy of all of those mentioned.
And keep in mind, to win the war, any of the others mentioned did things that many did not like at the time it was done.
All of them are smarter than me.
All of them are a helleva lot smarter than the opposition is.