To honor Mr. Rogers and the film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” we chose a quote and iconic photo from the legendary Fred Rogers. There is not a better example of kindness than the life of Fred Rogers. His leadership and genuine character were a staple in many peoples’ lives for several decades.
This photo was taken in 1969. What seems like a simple gesture was a very big (and some considered very controversial) statement. Segregation was still very common in our country at this time and Mr. Rogers made it a point to show the world that his kindness and love towards Officer Clemmons should set an example to continue to break the chains of the evil system of segregation. We need more kindness and friendly neighbors in our world today. Will you consider being a neighbor to someone today?
David Bultema - Founder & Executive Director