In honor of Black History month, I wanted to share an important moment in skating history.
“Black people were first allowed to roller skate indoors at the Savoy Ballroom in Chicago’s Bronzeville community on December 8, 1938 thanks to Jimmie Davis, the manager of The Savoy at that time.” From http://www.marciewrites.com
Photo: Lee Russell
In 2012, skate legend Richard Humphrey beautifully recreated the vibe of 1940s Chicago for his 60th birthday party. It was an honor to be a part of this celebration.
Photo: Randy Wong
Thank you to these brave pioneers who paved the way for us to unite in our love of skate!