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Remember the Cannon Street YMCA all-stars

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The boys on the Cannon Street all-stars went on with their lives, abandoning their dreams, as so many other black kids did.

In 2002, several members of the Cannon Street all-stars returned to Williamsport and were presented with a banner proclaiming them the 1955 State Champions of South Carolina.

I hope Little League Baseball remembers the Cannon Street team again this year -- and the next year, and the year after that.

John Rivers, who played for the team and then became a successful architect, summarized the moral of the story as follows: "It's a tragedy to take dreams away from youngsters. I knew it then. I know it now. And I've seen to it that no one takes dreams away from me again."

Chris Lamb is writing a book about the 1955 Cannon Street all-stars.

He can reached on Twitter at ChrisLamb58



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Chris Lamb is a professor of Communication at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC, he teaches courses in journalism and media studies. He has written hundreds of newspaper columns that have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles (more...)
 
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