He was eleven years old and was dying of a brain tumor. He told his mother he wanted to be a “great child” and donate his organs.
And he was.
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Jack Bernardo served for twenty-one years. He came home to a newly-renovated house, courtesy of another ex-Marine and friends.
(His daughter is wearing a t-shirt from Kubasaki High. In case you’re curious.)
Happy birthday to Dr. Grace Lee Boggs!
She was a singer, a poet, a civil rights activist and more. Rest in peace, Dr. Maya Angelou.
Feb. 1, 1960: Franklin McCain, along with three other students, went to the Woolworth’s and sat at the lunch counter. They were refused service. Each day they returned with more people. Across the nation, others staged sit-ins as well.
He was one of the Greensboro Four. Story here.
This is Darnell Barton. He was driving a busload full of kids home when he noticed a woman leaning out over the expressway overpass. So he stopped the bus and went to her. Here’s his account: Continue reading
Brothers Joel (left) and Andrew Leach went running when they heard a woman screaming for help in the south loop. She had been bitten by a man who stole her cellphone. The Leach brothers chased him. Here’s the Tribune’s account:
But the man turned on them and said, “Do you guys want to get cut?” according to the police report.
“I pulled my own knife and said, ‘Mine’s bigger than yours,'” Leach said. “He saw my knife and started running again.”
Apparently Leach must be a Crocodile Dundee fan. Kudos to the brothers for getting involved. (But am I the only person who thinks they did so at great personal risk, not just from the robber, but from law enforcement? Guess that’s just one of the costs of racism.)