Black History Month

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

savoy2

Photo: Lee Russell

savoy

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.

RH60

Photo: Randy Wong

Thank you to these brave pioneers who paved the way for us to unite in our love of skate!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s