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Museum Mourns the Passing of Freedom Award Honoree Frank Robinson

We are saddened by the passing of baseball icon Frank Robinson, a Hall of Famer, two-time MVP, and MLB’s first African-American manager. He was honored by the National Civil Rights Museum with the Freedom Award Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. His contributions to civil rights and baseball were many, including the integration of black players in the league. While he was with us for the Freedom Award, he spoke often about the impact his mentor Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Thursday, February 7, 2019
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America Has a Hate Problem

By Terri Lee Freeman, Museum President Our issues of hate are killing our country… still.  Last fall, we witnessed NBC Today Show host Megyn Kelly state, “…when I was a kid that [using blackface] was okay if you were dressing up as a character.”  Uh…no, Ms. Kelly, it wasn’t okay then, and it isn’t okay now.  And now, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s racist exploits, either as Michael Jackson in... Read More
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