Today in 1919, the African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson, was born. Robinson was not only a great athlete, but changed American history when he signed on with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, and in doing so, shattered the big-league color barrier forever.
One-hundred years earlier, Henry Ward Beecher, the world renowned minister was preaching the evils of slavery to the congregation at Plymouth Church, sometimes referred to as the Grand Central Depot of the Underground Railroad.
So what do these two great men have in common? Take Free Tours By Foot's walking tour of Brooklyn Heights to find out! We will show you where history was made, where lives were changed and where the very fabric of American culture and belief was altered forever and for the better.