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View Resource Negro Baseball Leagues

The term "Negro Leagues" is generally regarded as encompassing the hundreds of professional, African-American baseball teams operating between 1880 and 1955, many of which were not affiliated with any formal league. This site seeks to document the history of the Negro Leagues online. Sponsored by TK Publishers, it features a short history of the Negro Leagues, photos and profiles of prominent...

http://blackbaseball.com/
View Resource Negro League Baseball

The term "Negro Leagues" is generally regarded as encompassing the hundreds of professional, African-American baseball teams operating between 1880 and 1955, many of which were not affiliated with any formal league. This site seeks to document the history of the Negro Leagues online. Sponsored by Moxie Web, it is divided into three principal sections: History, Teams, and Players. The History...

http://www.negroleaguebaseball.com/
View Resource History - UW Athletics Black History

While the integration of African-Americans into the world of professional sports is very well-documented, quite a bit less is known about the various African-American pioneers in the world of collegiate athletics. Helping fill this gap is a nice online exhibit dedicated to exploring the various individuals who led the way in this arena at the University of Wisconsin from the years 1900 to 1970....

https://uwbadgers.com/sports/2015/08/21/GEN_20140101263.aspx
View Resource Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion of the world, is the subject of a new documentary by the well-regarded filmmaker Ken Burns. The program recently aired for the first time on PBS, and this companion website offers a number of primary documents, short essays, and educational materials that will be of great interest to the Web-browsing public and educators seeking...

https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/unforgivable-blackness