Jackie Robinson’s Battles for Equality On and Off the Baseball Field | History.com Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in the Major Leagues on April 15, 1947, when he took the field in the top of the first inning against the Boston Braves.

Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in the Major Leagues on April 15, 1947, when he took the field in the top of the first inning against the Boston Braves.

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Laila Ali Partners with TIAA on “Difference Maker 100” Initiative | The Network Journal Giving back is something that comes naturally to retired (and undefeated) professional boxer-turned-entrepreneur Laila Ali.

Giving back is something that comes naturally to retired (and undefeated) professional boxer-turned-entrepreneur Laila Ali.

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Remembering the First Pair of African-American Sisters to Take Tennis by Storm | Bleacher Report Nicknamed "Pete" and "Re-Pete," respectively, the Peters sisters played in the American Tennis Association, a league formed to give African-Americans a chance to play competitive tennis at a national level.

Nicknamed “Pete” and “Re-Pete,” respectively, the Peters sisters played in the American Tennis Association, a league formed to give African-Americans a chance to play competitive tennis at a national level.

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Simone Biles Says She, Too, Was Abused by Larry Nassar | The New York Times After having vocally supported her teammates as they publicly detailed the sexual abuse they endured, Simone Biles, one of the most decorated gymnasts in Olympic history, added her own name on Monday to the list of those who have accused Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar of sexual abuse.

After having vocally supported her teammates as they publicly detailed the sexual abuse they endured, Simone Biles, one of the most decorated gymnasts in Olympic history, added her own name on Monday to the list of those who have accused Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar of sexual abuse.

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African-Americans etched historic mark on U.S. Olympic speed skating team | New York Amsterdam News Speed skating, like most Winter Olympic sports, has long been devoid of sizable representation by African-Americans and people of color.

Speed skating, like most Winter Olympic sports, has long been devoid of sizable representation by African-Americans and people of color.

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