Jackie Robinson left an indelible imprint on history when he emerged from the Brooklyn Dodgers dugout in 1947, becoming the first black player to break Major League Baseballs color barrier. Years later, basketball great Bill Russell left a similar mark when he led the Boston Celtics to an NBA championship as the first black coach of a major professional sports team in the United States. Today, minorities continue to break barriers in the world of sports and achieve success at the highest levels, both on the field and in the boardroom. The National Constitution Center presents “From the Negro Leagues to the Front Office” with Philadelphia 76ers President Billy King, moderated by CBS 3s Beasley Reece. This program is held in conjunction with the Centers summer exhibit, Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers. Program recorded on 8/03/2006.
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