Wayne Embry: A forgotten pioneer
Exploring the forgotten legacy of the league's first black general manager
When it comes to civil rights history there's a hole in our collective memory. Almost all of our recall is locked in the black-and-white images of Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the March on Washington, followed by a furious fast-forward to Barack Obama's inauguration. We tend to skip right over the steps taken in the 1970s. They're missing like the 18½ minute gap in the Nixon tapes.
The same goes for sports. It's Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali and Bill Russell, melding ...
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