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Freshening Winds of Freedom

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0051
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses racial discriminations that plagued Negro baseball. Their dreams of joining major leagues were fast dimming and segregation laws were enforced more strongly. The Northerners ... More


Talk of the Town: Hearing

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the abortion hearing held by the New York State Legislature in 1969. State Assemblyman Albert H. Blumenthal introduced a bill that would reform the state’s eighty-six-year-old ... More


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