01 29 2015
  11:54 pm  
40 Years of Service

Jackie Robinson Still Matters and '42' Shows Us Why

President Obama viewed the film with Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson's accomplishments is more important than ever, say people involved with the new biopic 42, and baseball historians alike. And because he was such an inspiring cultural figure, it's more important than ever to get his story right.

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Former Klansman Who Apologized for Racist Past Dies

Elwin Wilson apologized for beating Rep. John Lewis at a bus station some 50 years ago

(CNN) -- He'd said his daddy always told him that a fool never changes his mind. And Elwin Wilson didn't want to be a fool. Wilson, a former Ku Klux Klan member who apologized for his racist past and specifically for beating a black man who went on to become a U.S. congressman, has died. He was 76.

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