Conference of Mayors President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has convened a panel on sports, race and politics. Throughout our history, sports has played a pivotal role in advancing civil rights – from Jackie Robinson integrating baseball to Tommie Smith and John Carlos taking a stand at a 1968 Olympics medal ceremony. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s…Read More
Newest class to be inducted on October 1, 2014 at The California Museum
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — June 16, 2014: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown along with The California Museum announced the 8th class of inductees to the California Hall of Fame today. The newest class of inspirational individuals will join 81 Californians previously inducted for exemplifying California’s spirit of innovation.
The 8th class of California Hall of Fame inductees includes: basketball superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; civil-rights heroine Charlotta Bass; literary icon Joan Didion; legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola; community organizer Fred Ross; environmental scientist Stephen Schneider; and social-activism innovator Mimi Silbert.Read More
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar presents keynote speaker Dr. Randy Schekman (alumnus who was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine) at the 2014 UCLA Commencement. Also, check out the UCLA College Commencement Highlights 2014 video below… [x_video_embed no_container=”true”][/x_video_embed] [vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_row]Read More