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Saving Stories: Jackie's Triumph Meant The Eventual Death Of The Negro Baseball League


In this episode of Saving Stories we hear from Effa Manley, a powerful co-owner of the Newark Eagles of the Negro Baseball League.  She says the integration of Major League Baseball in 1947 hastened the demise of a business she and other black entrepreneurs helped create and sustain.

The full story is explored in the Nunn Center's new podcast series called the Wisdom Project.

Credit Associated Press
Effa Manley, visionary co-owner of the Newark Eagles Negro League Baseball Team

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