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Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier

A young rookie for the Brooklyn Dodgers forever changed the game of baseball on April 15, 1947. Number 42, Jackie Robinson, broke the color barrier when he took to Ebbets Field that day. Robinson was the first African-American ballplayer allowed into Major League Baseball.

The Pluto Platter

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Pluto Platter! The Pluto Platter is a plastic disc that ... more

Retrospectacle: The Suburbs

After World War II, communities started springing up across the country that were designed for ... more

1919 Chicago Race Riots

Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandberg likened the 1919 riot in Chicago to “the jungle.” It ... more
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