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Video: Dodgers’ George Lombard Honors Mothers’ History of Civil Rights Activism

Los Angeles Dodgers first base coach, George Lombard traveled to Washington D.C. with the baseball club to face the Washington Nationals for a 3-game series from July 19-21. The Dodgers weren’t able to get the series sweep, but that didn’t put a damper on Lombard’s experience in the East Coast.

TWC SportsNetLA takes fans behind the scenes on Backstage Dodgers, to showcase how Washington D.C. holds a special place in Lombard’s heart.

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Lombard has many fond memories of his childhood visiting the Lincoln Memorial. Making this trip to the nations capital a family affair was important to Lombard as he wanted to teach his children about why D.C. has such special significance to him.

Lombard’s mother, Posy Lombard of Western Massachusetts, was a 1960’s Civil Rights activist who was one of the thousands of people who watched Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver a speech on freedom and equality at the Lincoln Memorial.

She actively marched with Dr. King and Lombard says he remembers his mother as a strong and powerful woman who stood up for what she believed in. Lombard tells Backstage Dodgers,

“She knew what she believed in and she stood for it. She traveled to the South to fight for a cause that she strongly believed in,”

Lombard lost his mother in a car accident when he was only 10-years-old but he will never forget the impact she made on his life.

Lombard says his mother Posy was a true inspiration. Make sure you watch the full video above for the full story.

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Written by Michelle Guerrero

Senior Journalism major at California State University Long Beach. Taco enthusiast, music junkie, LA born and raised. My favorite Dodger player is Kike Hernandez because who doesn't love a jokester. Follow me on twitter @yomichelle_

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