Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Great Babe Ruth and the Race Issue

Such a wonderful shot for a baseball fan and a lover of history. Ruth played a great deal with and against "Negros" in an era of strict segregation. This picture was taken in the '20s and Jackie Robinson didn't break the color barrier in baseball until 1947.

Below is a great historical account of Ruth related to the issue of race. Enjoy.


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