The Washington Post
By Cindy Boren
April 15, 2021
“It is very important that we understand our history,” board member Michelle Olympiadis said during the Monday meeting (via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution). “It’s very important that we understand where we are coming from.”
Aaron, the legendary No. 44 of the Atlanta Braves, was one of the greatest players in baseball history, and never forgot the taunts he received while playing in the South during segregation. He smashed Babe Ruth’s career home run record while enduring racism and threats to his life and went on to use his career as a platform to champion civil rights. Aaron spent most of his 23-year career with the Braves in Milwaukee and then Atlanta beginning in 1966.