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January 31, 2012 by Leila Taha
Baseball, American's national past-time, has a complicated history. Like much of American society in the 1940s, professional baseball was originally segregated, with whites playing in the Major Leagues and African-Americans in the Negro League. But after...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, Business Leader / 1881 - 1965
Branch Rickey was an innovative baseball executive known for his groundbreaking 1945 decision to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, thereby breaking the color barrier.
January 26, 2012 by Leila Taha
Nicknamed "Jack the Dripper" for his technique of dripping paint over a canvas on the floor, Jackson Pollock is one of the most celebrated American artists in history. Born in 1912, Pollock had a reputation as an alcoholic, a recluse, and a pioneer...also in this article