When the 1947 major league baseball season approached, the idea that a black man would be playing in the major leagues started becoming a reality. Jack Roosevelt Robinson, better known as “Jackie”, was on the Montreal Royals, a minor league … Continue reading
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Like every other exclusive American institution, the fraternity system did not always have a place for Jews, blacks, or other minorities. The majority of fraternities founded between the civil war and the start of the 20th century had rituals based … Continue reading
Papa gambled well and gambled oft;He’d beat his friends on any given day.Knew the tricks to betting hard and soft,And always knew the time to walk away.
Are you a photographer?She says, pointing to his cameraAs if that is what interests her.Yes.He says, nodding his headAs if that is why he is looking her up and down.
A lot of people get woken up by their next-door neighborOn their birthdayHe comes to my door oftenTo tell me things I should know
At school Pierre had always been ignoredHe’d oft describe his life as highschool hell