Sixty years ago this Sunday, Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Major League Baseball's shameful era of segregation came to an end.
As we've remembered here in Heights History, Dodgers GM Branch Rickey signed Robinson to his contract with the team at 215 Montague Street.
Decades later, with the color barriers broken down everywhere around us, a "color line" still exists in neighborhoods like ours. Recent allegations against the Corcoran Group remind us that even 60 years after Jackie Robinson paved the way for others not to suffer the pain of segregation in this country, a handful of self appointed "gate keepers" in the real estate industry allegedly seek to bring back the bad old days when it comes to fair housing. So it goes.