On July 6th, 1944, eleven years before Rosa Parks famously refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama in a move that would ignite the Civil Rights Movement, another individual refused to move to the back of a bus - 2nd Lieutenant Jack Roosevelt Robinson.
After his trial for "behaving with disrespect" and "wilful disobedience of lawful command", he was honourably discharged from the military and ended up a contract with the Kansas City Monarchs Baseball Club to pursue his passion for athletics.
In just a few short years, Jack "Jackie" Robinson was called up to the Major Leagues by the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the colour barrier and providing much needed momentum to the desegregation movement that extended well beyond baseball.
The Blackwing 42 pencil is a tribute to Jackie Robinson, featuring Blackwing's famous balanced graphic, a white barrel, blue imprint and eraser, road grey ferrule and Jackie's iconic red 42 to honour his achievements, as well as the achievements of those who follow their passions regardless of what obstacles lay in their path.
Available in a pack of 12 or as a single pencil, let the brave deeds and courage from the past inspire you to create your future.
- Balanced graphite *like in the Pearl
- Each pencil is 20.5cm long. 0.75cm barrel diameter
- Genuine FSC-certified Incense-cedar barrel. Graphite formulation lead.
- Made in Japan
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