Domonique Foxworth Is Cool
So I never even heard of this cat, Domonique Foxworth, before. Apparently he plays football and is good at it.
Interestingly, he has quite the collection of civil rights era memorabilia.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has a dream in the cover of an autographed memoir. Malcolm X defies a detractor in a typed letter from 1963. Rosa Parks sits, Tommie Smith clenches and Thurgood Marshall reasons in framed and signed artifacts that form Foxworth’s growing museum of the civil rights movement.
I’m not sure if I’m more impressed with Foxworth or the fact that the pre-eminent newspaper in the country has covered what is a pretty non-newsy story about a Black pro athlete and in so doing has managed to humanize one of the men it usually doesn’t even think of as human.
The best part of the article?
Later, looking at the collection, he said: “Not often, but on occasion I feel guilty. I have all this because I run real fast and I tackle people. I recognize why I’ve been able to do this. It’s not all because of me or my family or my teammates or my coaches. It’s more because of the faces on the walls in my basement.”
Indeed. I may watch a Ravens game now.