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This wonderful pencil has a medium "balanced" graphite core and is coated with a white lacquer. The gray aluminum ferrule holds a blue eraser and sports Jacky Robinson's number, 42, in red. This pencil is finely crafted in Japan. I will use it with a light hand on fabric and to write on paper.
Sold in a pack of 12 pencils.
Every limited edition Volumes set comes with a story. This is the story behind Volume 42 and there are parts of this story that I didn't know.
On July 6, 1944, eleven years before Rosa Parks famously refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama and ignited the Civil Rights Movement, another individual refused to move to the back of a bus. He was 2nd Lieutenant Jack Roosevelt Robinson, and his refusal earned him a court martial for “behaving with disrespect” and “willful disobedience of lawful command.”
Lieutenant Robinson stood his ground at trial, and he was acquitted of all charges. After being honorably discharged, he signed a contract with the Kansas City Monarchs baseball club to pursue his passion for athletics. A few short years later, Jack “Jackie” Robinson was called up to the Major Leagues by the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier and providing much needed momentum to the desegregation movement that extended well beyond baseball.
The Blackwing Volume 42 is a tribute to Jackie Robinson and those who pursue their passions, creative or otherwise, regardless of the obstacles in their way.