Our quote of the week, about Bradenton's Ed Dick

January 19, 2013 

"When I first met Ed Dick I was in high school and to have a man speak as positive about blacks and giving opportunities to blacks kind of caught me off guard.

"The second thing I thought was, 'Is this man for real?' I grew up a skeptic, but he proved himself. He fought the battle of racism, did it with deeds and angered a whole bunch of white folks."

-- Ray Bellamy speaking about the man who helped get him a football scholarship to the University of Miami in the 1960s and break the color barrier there.

(In Alan Dell's column in Wednesday's Sports section; link with story.)

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