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2009 Civil Rights Game

Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds June 20 at the Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati

Civil Rights Game helps carry on lessons of movement

Hank Aaron (right) stands with Reds manager Dusty Baker
and his son, Darren, prior to the game. (Getty Images)
Barack Obama is President and Major League Baseball has been integrated for 62 years. Times have changed, but the prevailing theme at the 2009 Civil Rights Game weekend in Cincinnati -- where the White Sox defeated the Reds and the Beacon Awards Luncheon provided an apt centerpiece -- was that the civil rights movement marches inexorably on. More >

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