Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier
Thursday is opening day for baseball. And after a labor dispute between players and owners nearly cost us the season, that feels like a small miracle.
But as teams and their fans look forward to the season, we look back to a watershed moment 75 years ago. That’s when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier.
Host Peter O’Dowd speaks with Andrea Williams, author of “Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues.”
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