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Man Who Played Key Role in Emmett Till Trial Dies at 76

Willie Reed was called “the spark of the Civil Rights Movement” for his role in the trial of the men accused of killing Emmett Till.  Willie was just 18 years old at the time, and the killing took place in Mississippi.   After the trial, he moved back to Chicago. During Willie’s testimony, he said […]

On This Date in Sports: July 21, 1959

Pumpsie Green tossing a baseball in his Boston Red Sox uniform Baseball finally sees full integration as Elijah Jerry “Pumpsie” Green makes his debut with the Boston Red Sox. A full 12 years after the debut of Jackie Robinson, the Red Sox were the last team to employ a black player, even turning away Willie […]