CHICAGO | There was probably no color-blind corner of the United States in 1947, the year Jackie Robinson became baseball’s first African-American player in modern times.
LA PORTE | Liberty Bible Church-LaPorte is excited to announce a “Free Movie Night for Teens” on Saturday Sept. 21. Doors will open at 5:30pm with the movie showing at 6:00pm. The church is located at 608 Colfax Avenue, LaPorte(former LaPorte Movie Theatre) Our desire is to provide a fun and…
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CALUMET CITY | Freshman students from Thornton Fractional North High School received a lesson in the history of race relations via an unlikely source Thursday morning: the movie theater.
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With the movie "42" bringing the Jackie Robinson story to a new generation, fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
CHICAGO | It was 1951, and Nathan "Sonny" Weston was a 19-year-old recent graduate of Bloom Township staring down his big break: an invitation to spring training with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He remembers summoning his courage to approach Jackie Robinson in the dugout.
Malcolm Jordan said that it's up to coaches to help today's athletes understand who Jackie Robinson was and why he's important to baseball.
Since its closing in 1986, no prep hoops program in the area has even come close to eclipsing the accomplishments of East Chicago Washington's Senators. The program that John "The Hawk" Baratto built is still the best the region can boast of today.
Duke Snider, the Hall of Fame center fielder for the charmed "Boys of Summer" who helped the Dodgers bring their elusive and only World Series crown to Brooklyn, died Sunday. He was 84.
MONTREAL | After a spring training in the segregated South, newlywed Rachel Robinson went to look at an apartment in a white neighborhood in Montreal. A French-Canadian woman who spoke English welcomed her to the home.
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