"Then Peace Will Guide the Planets"
I happened upon a website that listed famous people who share with me being born under the sign of Aquarius. However, being born an Aquarian, or any other of the Zodiac signs, does not determine nor does it relate to one's personality traits. Regardless of the facts, most people seem interested in their sign and what characteristics they should have.
Mesmerized by the similarities, I continued to do more research on Aquarians and some of the famous ones including Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Bob Marley, Bill Maher, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Rock, Charles Dickens, and the list goes on. However, the name that interested me the most was that of Jackie Robinson. A part of the reason was that I had just watched Randy Pausch's Last Lecture, in which he mentioned Jackie Robinson.
I will listen to anything that Pausch says. Pausch's Last Lecture has been watched several times, written about, emailed to all my friends, and has been the topic of discussions in the classes that I teach. In all honesty, Pausch has been to where I will be someday. It is comforting to have a mentor like him. He has been there and done so boldly. Therefore, I Googled Jackie Robinson and read about this fellow Aquarian.
Harvey Frommer, a sports columnist, wrote about the signing of Jackie Robinson by Branch Rickey in 1945. The signing was called a noble experiment. Frommer quotes Rickey,
Essentially, Rickey is telling Robinson not to complain about what the racists will say about him but to move on, which he did.
Jackie Robinson did precisely what Branch Rickey asked of him. By doing so, he did bring in a new age of Aquarius to baseball. He broke the color barrier in baseball, which resulted in other blacks and minorities getting into the national pastime. Robinson tore down the wall of separation in baseball, and soon other professional sports teams began to hire people based upon the players' abilities and not based upon the pigmentation of their skin.
Looking back upon his time in baseball, Robinson said, "The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it." That is true, but additionally, America benefited from Robinson more than he could ever imagine. That was the dawning of the age of Aquarius for all Americans.
This is an interesting video biography of Jackie Robinson.
This video is the 5th Dimension singing the Age of Aquarius.