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"woodland opera house" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And we were talking and he was telling me about how he did not want to move to Atlanta when the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta after the 1965 season because he knew what racism was down there. He knew what Jim Crow was all about, and he ended up having a meeting with Ralph Abernathy and Andrew Young and Martin Luther King Jr and they told him when he said, I don't I don't think I'm doing my part. This movement. I'm just a player. And Dr King told him you are is important to this movement as we are. You do the things that you do. We need you as much as the rest of the country needs us and under him, telling me that That he couldn't imagine what life would have been like. Had he not gone to Atlanta that put him right in the center of the civil rights movement, and it's centered him as a person. I wonder what he would have what he was thinking of where the game Is now. I mean, he talked a lot about lamenting that more blacks weren't going into baseball. The the openings for manage managers still were fairly limited. Where are we? Now? What do you think? He thought he felt all of those things. You're absolutely right. But I know he was far more concerned about where the country was that I talked to him three weeks ago to wish him a happy new year. One of the things he wanted to talk about was one surviving the trump era and then also the fact how proud he was of Georgia that his state and he was very he and his wife, Billy, very, very deep into Democratic politics there that they Sauce, Um, history and that they were in the center of of Change. I am personally happy that he got to see this thing through. He saw history. He made history. The life and legacy of Henry. Hank. Aaron Howard, Brian. Thank you very much. My pleasure. Thank you. Way past the grim milestone this week of more than 400,000 Americans who died from covert 19. We take this moment to remember another five of the extraordinary lives lost. James Glick, a Hernandez was drawn to the stage and became a fixture on the regional theater scene and California's Central Valley as musical director of the Woodland Opera house for over two decades. He mentor generations of young performers. Friends described him as bold and unapologetic and someone who inspired people to live authentically. Self described family man. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was 61 more. Jones was known for her soft voice and positive attitude, her daughter, said the 64 year old love working as a teacher's aide for elementary school students with disabilities. In Gwinnett County, Georgia. MoD was born in Liberia and moved to the U. S in her twenties but always maintained close ties to her homeland and culture. Faith also played a big part in Ma's life. Her family said she never missed her churches Sunday service or Wednesday. Bible study. Richard Means spent his life fighting for free and fair elections in his home state of Illinois. Born in champagne, Richard settled in.

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