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Jackie Robinson and King Became Friends Through Civil Rights
January 11, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King encouraged several athletes to speak out on civil rights. He even encouraged baseball icon Jackie Robinson. ... read more »
National Sports Beat
April 22, 2016
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
PBS’ documentary on Jackie Robinson reveals complicated life
April 13, 2016
PBS' documentary on the life of Jackie Robinson gets most interesting when the gloves and bats are put away for good. The two-part film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon airs Monday and Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT on most PBS stations. The first part details Robinson's early life and his baseball career, when he became the first black player in Major League Baseball in 1947. The second part is more complex, showing Robinson navigating a civil rights era that he helped put in motion. ... read more »
Bank of America Supports Local Legend and National Icon, Jackie Robinson
April 13, 2016
Danny Bakewell, Sr. selected to honor Robinson Legacy ... read more »
This Week in Black History (April 7)
April 7, 2016
This week's facts of Black History. ... read more / view gallery »
L.A. Sentinel Executive Publisher Danny Bakewell, Sr. Chosen To Throw 1st Pitch @ Dodgers Game Honoring Jackie Robinson
April 6, 2016
The legacies of two men who have advocated for the less fortunate will intersect in a stadium where all are normally encouraged to “think blue” ... read more »
Baseball Exhibit highlights Minorities and American Identity
March 30, 2016
The Skirball Cultural Center will host the exhibit “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American” from April 7 to October 30. The exhibit will highlight people of diverse minority backgrounds who were role models on and off the field. ... read more »
Martin Luther King Jr. Found Power and Fun in Sports
January 13, 2016
DID YOU KNOW? Dr. Martin Luther King took interest in playing Billiards during his college years. According to the book ‘The Everything Martin Luther King Jr. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 30)
July 30, 2015
This week's facts about Black history figures. ... read more »
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