MiLB.com celebrates Black History in the Minor Leagues by running a series of articles illuminating some of our National Pastimeís lesser-known African-American heroes. In doing so, we hope to illustrate the fact that the struggle to integrate professional baseball went well beyond Jackie Robinson. If our articles have piqued your interest, then we highly recommend reading Bruce Adelsonís "Brushing Back Jim Crow: The Integration of Minor League Baseball in the American South." This well researched and vividly realized book focuses on the pioneering athletes who followed in Robinsonís wake, and features dozens of first-hand recollections from the individuals involved. In short, it is a must-read for any baseball fan interested in this trying and ultimately triumphant period of American history. In conjunction with our Black History Month coverage, MiLB.com is proud to announce that we will be giving away 10 copies of "Brushing Back Jim Crow."
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