Saturday, October 17, 2009

Commentary: A 'congressional spouse' breaks barriers -

Commentary: A 'congressional spouse' breaks barriers -
"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- One of my heroes growing up was Jackie Robinson. My mom, an ardent baseball fan from whom I got my love of the game, had an old baseball card of his from the 1950s and told us his amazing story of courage in integrating baseball.

Years later, I read of the difficulty he faced as the first African-American major league baseball player -- people sliding in with their spikes up, pitchers beaning him, teammates shunning him."

Marlon Reis, Jared Polis' adorable partner speaks out.

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