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Cubs Lose Make Up Game

It was the makeup Jackie Robinson Day game and despite the long ball display, the Cubs lost the first game in a four game set with the Atlanta Braves… 185 more words

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Lecture Review - “The Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues” by Dr. Jonathan Mercantini

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier. Everyone knows that. What most people these days don’t know is just how remarkable a feat he achieved in doing so. 882 more words

Jackie Robinson's Honorary Degrees

It’s that time of year when students get ready to graduate and move on to the next phase of their lives. At colleges and universities, it has become customary to award honorary degrees to individuals who have made great contributions to a particular field or to society as a whole. 49 more words

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And the Oscar for Best Comedic Performance Goes to...

Yup, the last weeks of the school year can be rough. The end is near, and the kids (and teachers) all know it. What to do? 528 more words

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Columbia to rightfully honor three giants of Civil Rights progress

David Webber, Columbia MISSOURIAN, May 4, 2018

In a well-deserved and appropriate tribute to three native Columbians who are nearly legends of this town’s racial progress, the Parks and Recreation Department will dedicate the Wynna Faye Tapp-Elbert Memorial Amphitheater and the John and Rod Kelly Baseball Field on May 12. 778 more words

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The All-Time, All African-American Baseball Team (According To Me)

You know I couldn’t do an article like this without giving this man prominence. Photo courtesy of lineupforms.com

A TEAM MADE OF SOME OF THE GREATEST ATHLETES TO EVER PLAY BASEBALL… 1,643 more words

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Racism Concerns Spur Street Name Change in Boston

Boston city officials made the controversial decision Thursday to rename a street named for the late owner of the Red Sox baseball team because of his perceived racism.  253 more words

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