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s pet events ranged from 20 to 800 movie goers per weekend. Chap-ters reporting some of the largest attendance numbers included Fayetteville Alumnae (225), Ventura County Alumnae (200), and Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, who reported opening weekend RED Carpet ticket sales of nearly 800 attendees. Additionally, Southern California chapters (combined) reported over 1,100 Delta RED Carpet supporters. Soror Dorothy Members of Macon County with Delta Academy and Gem participants. Miller Melvin, a Delta Dear from the Prince George’s Coun-ty Alumnae Chapter, shared with chapter members that as a child, she attended baseball games and saw Robinson in action.  She shared that she often rode the train with family to attend his games in Brooklyn, NY during the summer. Soror Melvin re-called the excitement Robinson pro-vided for African-Americans as they watched him play during that time. Soror Lisa Pierce of the Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter cel-ebrated the release of the movie and Members of the New Jersey Garden City Alumnae Chapter. the unique relationship she had to the movie. Soror Pierce and her line sisters were initi-ated on April 15, which is the day celebrated as the Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. In addition, there were 42 members on her line. “This movie was filled with teaching mo-ments for young people to creatively witness a moment in sports history,” said Soror Holt.  “At the end of the film, I thought about my dad as he would’ve been so proud to wit-ness an integrated audience erupting with applause in Nashville during the viewing on opening weekend. Base-ball was his favorite sport and he of-ten spoke about Jackie Robinson and Sachel Paige, who paved the way for others.” s JOURNAL Spring 2014


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