Must-read from Steve Uhlfelder: ’42’ was a man who changed America

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A particular Facebook post just caught my attention. It read: “42 is the best story and movie EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER or at least for a very long time. Don’t miss!!!!! Take your children and grand-children (if they are old enough…) FABUOUS!!!!!”

Now, that’s a rather hyperbolic statement to make about any movie, but it certainly piqued my interest further into ’42’ — a new movie  about the life of baseball great and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson.

Then I read this op-ed from, Steve Uhlfelder, one of the smartest individuals in the public arena. One paragraph in the column caught my attention:

“My family had escaped from Nazi Germany as Jewish refugees. They taught me that segregation was morally and legally wrong and should not be tolerated. I saw Jackie Robinson as a hero, then and today, and as a man who could change public opinion. He did more to change the way people treated blacks than any other person did during my youth. I am proud to have his photo hanging in my office and my home.”

Steve’s op-ed about the importance of Robinson is an absolute must-read.

Then again, it sounds like ’42’ is a must-see, so maybe I should head to the theater first.

 

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.