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Minnie Discusses Race and Sports, Free Event Sunday 2/19

Minnie appearing to discuss race and sports THIS SUNDAY 2/19 prior to Jackie Robinson related play from the link: WHO’S IN THE GAME?: RACE AND SPORTS, THEN AND NOW Minnie Miñoso—a.k.a. Mr. White Sox, who in 1951 became the first black player on the team’s roster—joins in a public discussion on the relationship of race and pro sports. The talk precedes the closing-night performance of Lookingglass Theatre’s Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, a play about Jackie Robinson’s historic rise to the big leagues. GO: 2/19 at 4:30. Free ($20–$68 for theatre tickets). Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N Michigan. lookingglasstheatre.org

Big Ten Countdown: 8 - Nebraska's George Flippin And A History of Black Football Players in the Big Ten

There were many black football players in the early days of college football, particularly in the Big Ten. Their history was marked by abuse and incidents of racism. Can you imagine such things happening today?

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