*Picture it, the regional library, children’s section, February 2013*
LG: Excuse me, do you have any books on Milt Campbell?
Librarian: excuse me?
LG: do you have any books on Milt Campbell?
Librarian: do you mean Wilt Chamberlain?
LG: is Chamberlain spelled C-A-M-P-B-E-L-L?
…and since, like the librarian, I’d never heard of Milt Campbell, I googled him. He was the first black to win an Olympic gold medal in the decathlon. (Melbourne, 1956).
This black history moment has been brought to you by my favorite daughter – the hilarious LG!