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  1. Maya Angelou, Berry Gordy, Jim Brown to receive MLB honors

    Maya Angelou, Berry Gordy and Jim Brown will be honored at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon in May.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2014
  2. Houston Astros to host MLB Civil Rights game vs. Baltimore Oriole...

    The Houston Astros will host the Baltimore Orioles in the annual MLB Civil Rights game on May 30.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  3. Civil rights take center stage

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The first pitch Saturday kicked off Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game, but the event was more about the events that occurred leading up to the contest between the Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers. Bo Jackson and Aretha...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  4. Bud Selig honors Jackie Robinson, other civil rights pioneers

    Major League Baseball has made significant strides from the days of segregation and bigotry, but some of the sport's top figures say the work is not complete.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2013
  5. Sox set to host Civil Rights Game Saturday

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox will bring racial equality to the forefront this weekend, capped by Saturday's seventh installment of the Civil Rights Game. Started as an exhibition contest in 2007 in a minor league ballpark in Memphis, Saturday ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  6. Jason Collins opens door, more work to come

    Howard Bryant

    What happens over the next months and years will say more about American society and its boundaries of acceptance than it ever could about Jason Collins or Kirk Walker or Kevin McClatchy or Martina Navratilova.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  7. White Sox to host Civil Rights Game

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox announced Tuesday that their scheduled Aug. 24 game against the Texas Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field will now be called the "Civil Rights Game." Read the entire story....

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  8. Chicago White Sox to play Texas Rangers in Civil Rights Game

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago White Sox announced Tuesday that their scheduled Aug. 24 game against the Texas Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field will now be called the "Civil Rights Game."

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  9. Carlos Santana scolds Georgia while accepting award at baseball's...

    Carlos Santana on Sunday used baseball's annual Civil Rights Game as a platform to admonish Georgia and Arizona for their new immigration laws.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2011
  10. MLB to honor three during Civil Rights weekend

    Major League Baseball is coming to the home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to pay tribute to those whose life's work embodies the spirit of the Civil Rights movement.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  11. Bill Russell, Stan Musial receive Medal of Freedom

    resident Barack Obama recognized a pair of Hall of Fame athletes along with a former president and a civil rights hero Tuesday with the Medal of Freedom.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  12. MLK III statement on Mets interest

    Adam Rubin

    Andy Lyons/Getty Images Martin Luther King III, pictured with Willie Randolph after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Civil Rights Game in Memphis in March 2008, acknowledged interest in sports ownership in a statement. Martin Luth...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  13. Report: Martin Luther King III wants to buy share of New York Met...

    Adam Rubin

    The son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is interested in buying the New York Mets, according to a published report.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2011
  14. Memphis Grizzlies honor Willie Mays, Willis Reed, Lenny Wilkens o...

    Willie Mays, Willis Reed and Lenny Wilkens are being honored by the Memphis Grizzlies on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2011
  15. Atlanta Braves to host Philadelphia Phillies in MLB Civil Rights ...

    The Atlanta Braves will host the Philadelphia Phillies on May 15 in the fifth annual Civil Rights Game.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2011
  16. The role of Henry Aaron, Braves, Falcons, Hawks and pro sports in...

    Howard Bryant

    Atlanta civic leaders embraced pro sports as a catalyst to change attitudes in and about the South. But Henry Aaron had to be persuaded to return when the Braves moved.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011