Written By: Ishton W. Morton – August 29th, 2020
On Sunday, September 13th, 2020 The Cincinnati Bengals is scheduled to commence their season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium.
Today August 29th, 2020 the Cincinnati Bengals players, coaches, ownership and staff marched from Paul Brown Stadium to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in efforts deliver a message on racial justice.
You may view the video message and statement published on The Official Site of the Cincinnati Bengals
Subsequently, in this video, Bengals’ starting center Trey Hopkins stands with the other players in front of the Freedom Center and said; “As this country continues to see instances of racial discrimination and injustices, it is time for us to act. Together, as a unified front, we must identify, address and ultimately end those practices and policies that would deny liberty and justice to all, regardless of race, religion, or creed. It is time for us all to take a stand.”
To be followed by quarterback Joe Burrow who then steps forward in continuing and had this to say; “It is each of our responsibility to effect change in our communities, not only for us but for those who are yet to come. We cannot turn a blind eye to the racism still experienced in this country. This is not an issue of politics but a fight for equality and life. If this nation is to ever reach the goals that it has promised its citizens, we must be catalysts for change.”
Following these statements, the team continued onto the Freedom Center for a tour and an educational perspective with the Museum’s President Woodrow “Woody” Keown Jr. and other staff members.
Yes! The Cincinnati Bengals did march to the Freedom Center, after delivering statement(s) on racial justice.