Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
✨💕✨ .:. François Clemmons & Fred Rogers in an iconic episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” 1969 (revisited in a later 90’s episode) Mr. Rogers tells the audience how hot the day is, and decides to soak his feet, and when officer Clemmons passes by he invites him to join in the pool. This episode aired in the late 60’s during the midst of protests against segregated pools & on going racially fueled violence. A seemingly small gesture now, yet impactful during that time. “He seemed to feel a personal responsibility to translate tragic or bewildering world events into terms children could understand” .:.
His message was always Love & Acceptance ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜