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    • Moses Fleetwood Walker

    • The Life and Legacy of the Last Black Man to Play Major League Baseball Before Jackie Robinson
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Given his legacy, many Americans today believe Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play in Major League Baseball, but that answer is wrong. As far back as the late 19th century, there had been professional baseball leagues that were every bit as segregated as any other aspect of society, but before that, there were, for a brief shining moment, teams of black and white men playing with and against each other. One of the first black men to play on such a team was Moses Fleetwood Walker, and he was the first who openly identified as black.

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    • American Legends: The Life of Jack Dempsey

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    During a time when America's heroes were recognized for toughness and strength, Jack Dempsey was the prototypical "golden boy" of the Roaring Twenties. Just as Babe Ruth, Red Grange, Bill Tilden, and Bobby Jones were the signature figures for their respective sports, Dempsey personified the sport of boxing.

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    • American Legends

    • The Life of Jesse Owens
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    The Olympics have long been the center of attention in the sports world, but perhaps no moment in the history of the games was as poignant as Jesse Owens' performance in Berlin in 1936. Owens would finish his career with four gold medals and become known as "perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history" (as his obituary in The New York Times put it), but nearly 80 years later, it's the context that has made his performance so memorable.

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    • The Ancient Olympic Games: The History and Legacy of Ancient Greece's Most Famous Sports Event

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Pam Tierney
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    While they are still well-known, the Olympic Games of Ancient Greece are more relevant today than most people know, and the ways in which athletic sports pervade contemporary culture is comparable only to the spirit of athleticism in Hellenic Greece. Today, a large section of the media industry is devoted exclusively to sports, and in some nations sports even figures as a critical component of their identity.

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    • American Legends: The Life of Annie Oakley

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Amy Pastoor
    • Length: 1 hr
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    There was little about the childhood of Phoebe Ann Mosey that indicated that she would grow up to become Annie Oakley, one of the best sharpshooters the world has ever seen, and an icon of the West. Her parents, Jacob and Susan, were Quakers who migrated from Pennsylvania to Darke County, Ohio. Their daughter, who would become a national celebrity during her own life for "The Little Sure Shot of the West", learned her gun skills out of necessity, using them to hunt for food around the Cincinnati area, thousands of miles away from the Wild West.

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