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John Parker

John Parker was awarded a Community Achievement Award in 2005 for his work with youth baseball programs on Capitol Hill. 

In his February 2005 interview with Stephanie Deutsch, John discusses growing up in DC's Petworth neighborhood, his years of teaching at Pallotti High School and Gallaudet University, and his real estate career. Throughout his life, he retained his love of baseball, so when recruited to get involved in the Hill's summer baseball league in the early 90s, he agreed. His enthusiasm for the whole spectrum of activities radiates through the rest of the interview, which provides details about the tremendous effort required of many people. He also expresses his sincere beliefs in the life lessons that sports provide to children.

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Interview Date
February 5, 2005
Interviewer
Stephanie Deutsch
Transcriber
Cynthia Skelton
Editor
Mary Fran Buckley

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