Los Angeles Times
On Sunday, April 6,
1997, skaters in
New York and
Philadelphia joined as one community
to make a strong statement against hate and to honor the memory of Shelby
Antonio Graham, better known as "Ev'ready".
Ev'ready was one of the most popular dance skaters that rolled the
Beach area for many years.
Millions have watched him on the beach performing to the crowds and welcoming
the newcomers as Ev'ready was one of those with a passion for the sport.
Ev'ready was found
strangled to death on the beach early Saturday morning on March 30, 1997. He was
not robbed. He NEVER used drugs or had any enemies. Local skaters who skate
Venice Beach with Eveready are convinced that this is a hate crime.