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The Boston Red Sox and Racism

The Boston Red Sox were the last major league team to integrate their roster. When Pumpsie Green joined the team in 1959, it was a full 12 years after Jackie Robinson had broken the league's color barrier. Now the Red Sox and its new owners are confronting a legacy of racism and reaching out to Boston's black community. NPR's Juan Williams reports for Morning Edition.

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Juan Williams
Juan Williams, one of America's leading journalists, is a news analyst, appearing regularly on NPR's Morning Edition. Knowledgeable and charismatic, Williams brings insight and depth — hallmarks of NPR programs — to a wide spectrum of issues and ideas.