Hello Friends and Colleagues,

Today marks the anniversary of freedom for African Americans in the United States. The change that is occurring throughout the nation fills me with hope. All sides are coming together to express the value of black lives. I never thought I would see a day in this society where Black Lives Matter was anything more than a mantra. Now, I can fathom the possibility of an America that respects the lives, contributions, and culture of African Americans. As a people, we have contributed greatly to this nation, and it’s time America recognizes our contributions.

In honor of Juneteenth, Texas Kidney Foundation, Negro Baseball League, SAAACAM, the Institute of Texan Cultures and the City of San Antonio unveiled the “Invisible Diamond” exhibit at the San Antonio International Airport. The exhibit commemorates the unknown players that led up to the historic integration of Major League Baseball. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the Negro Baseball League. Baseball played an integral role in the civil rights movement. America’s pastime brought us together when Branch Rickey broke the color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson.

The road to racial equality is a rocky one, but history proves that if we come to the table open-minded, we can traverse the road together. Have a wonderful Juneteenth.

For more click here: https://www.vamonde.com/adventure/the-invisible-diamond-100-years-of-negro-league-baseball/1674/


Tiffany Jones-Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Kidney Foundation