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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baseball, and Jackie Robinson


Today is the national celebration for the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., what would have been his 88th.  Much will be written giving tributes to his life and the impact his legacy continues to have not only on this country, but also the world.  506 more words

African American History

Happy Birthday, Dad

Today my father would have turned 90.  He died just 14th months ago at the age of 88.  He was born in 1927 in Brooklyn, New York.   434 more words

SPMG Media- Today in History: 1920 - 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes

Baseball was originally played by men in rival athletic clubs for recreation. After the Civil War in 1865, baseball’s popularity increased dramatically. At this early time it was still an amateur sport that attracted all races. 389 more words

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Jim Gilliam: 1953 Rookie of the Year

In 1953, eight former Negro League players made their Major League Baseball debut.  Only in 1951 did as many from Negro League baseball go through the door into the big leagues Jackie Robinson had broken down in 1947. 339 more words

African American History

Naming Sports Teams

Naming Sports Teams 

I tried to come up with a rational explanation for why sport teams at every level require sobriquets; but there just doesn’t seem to be one. 1,110 more words

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