I was surprised by how many memories and thoughts it provoked.The story was about the time travellers making sure that the events surrounding Rosa Parks, on 1st December 1955, took place as history recorded them.
I was too young to remember Rosa Parks' bus protest and the consequences. But I do remember Dr King. It was a reminder of serious social issues that should have been consigned to history but have been prevalent in my lifetime. And continue to be a problem.
The 1960's were a dramatic period for the US, with several high profile assassinations that shocked the world. JFK, his brother Bobby, and Dr King were all killed. I still remember the sense of shock that went with each successive event.
President Kennedy was killed the day before the first broadcast of Doctor Who. This first episode was repeated if my memory serves, because it was felt that the news of the assassination had distracted potential viewers.
I read Rosa Parks' story in the Boston Globe. We were in Boston when she died. Boston is where I picked up my interest in baseball and the Red Sox. No particular reason. It was a holiday to mark my 50th. Seems a long, long, time ago, now.
I really like Boston. It has history and a romance associated with early settlement and the Revolutionary War. Paul Revere's house still stands. Bunker Hill is a prominent monument. Faneuil Hall is a treasure. The USS Constitution sits at the end of the Freedom Trail.
Fenway Park has appeared in films a few times. Notably Field of Dreams, which I still watch every now and again as one of my top ten feelgood films. Cheers. Ally McBeal.
I got my second pair of Frye boots from Helen's Leather on Charles St. I had the best blackened chicken I have ever tasted in Cambridge.. And some fabulous and very generous seafood. The Boston Beer Company does decent brews.
This was also my first encounter with Fox News in its native habitat. I thought it was a parody. I still do.