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April 17 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – April 17 *

1758 – Frances Williams, the first African American to graduate
from a college in the Western Hemisphere, publishes a… 324 more words

African American History

4/18 Jackie Robinson Day at Wrigley

The Cubs are partnering with Ebony Magazine to present Jackie Robinson Day at Wrigley Field on Monday. Jackie Robinson Day is recognized throughout MLB on April 15 but the Cubs were on the road. 62 more words


April 17....

April 17 has brought a lot of great men to baseball

1820: Alexander Cartwright, the ‘father’ of baseball, was born
1947: Jackie Robinson gets his first major league hit, leading the Dodgers to a win… 25 more words



Double V-Campaign
Sending a bomb exploding
The crowd. Home sweet home.

Poetry For The Soul

Hit And Run



In baseball, a hit and run is a high risk/high reward offensive strategy used to advance base runners. It uses a stolen base attempt to try to place the defending infielders out of position for an attempted base hit. 637 more words

Brooklyn Dodgers


I’m (unofficially) a college graduate! Well, I technically finished all my coursework about a month ago, but I decided to take a spring break trip with my friend as a last hooray. 774 more words


Read a note Jackie Robinson wrote about breaking the color barrier

A letter sent from Jackie Robinson discussing the importance of breaking the color barrier sold at auction in Boston for $13,021 earlier this week.

The note, which was auctioned off by RR Auction house, is responding to a question asking what he considered to be his greatest accomplishment. 56 more words