- Robinson inspired MLK, others who followed (MLB.com)
- MLK wasn't an athlete, but he understood importance of sports (SI.com)
- Remembering MLK: Hank Aaron (video) (ESPN.com)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday with the 25th annual Kingdom Day Parade and school beautification efforts in Van Nuys and East Los Angeles, all under the threat of rain. [...]
A group of Los Angeles Dodger minor leaguers are also scheduled to ride in the parade.
"The Dodgers are very proud to be a part of the Kingdom Day Parade for the second consecutive year," said Josh Rawitch, the team's vice president of communications. "Dr. King once told Don Newcombe that his efforts and the efforts of Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, helped make his work in the civil rights movement that much easier.
"Today, we feel it's important that our young prospects understand the importance of Dr. King's success and the role that the Dodger organization played in the integration of baseball more than 60 years ago."
(Thanks to Dusty for the prompt!)