A Racial Separation of Paths/Neighborhood Influences

As many of you know, I was honored and privileged to work with the great New York Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry on his as-told-to autobiography, RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE (available on amazon.com in a variety of formats). This month in OKLAHOMA Magazine, I get to tell the story of one of his boyhood friends from Chelsea, Oklahoma, Gerome Riley, who played in those segregated days not only in pickup games with Ralph, but in a semipro black team called the Claremore Clowns. You can read the column HERE.

Plus, in the same issue, my interview with screenwriter and producer Micah Fitzerman-Blue, the former Tulsan who’s one of the main movers and shakers behind one of the most anticipated features of the year, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Find it HERE

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