Bill Russell Once Explained His Role In The Fight Against Racism: “Jackie Robinson Was A Hero To All Of Us… Jackie Took Us From Point A To Point B. I Wanted To Go From Point B To Point C.”

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By Gautam Varier View the original article to see embedded media. Bill Russell played as big a part in helping tackle racial inequalities as any athlete ever has and his impact cannot be understated in any possible way. He wasn’t the one to kickstart this all, however, as it was Jackie Robinson who first broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-American to play in the MLB in the modern era in 1947. While Russell considered Robinson to be a hero, he felt he needed to take a stronger approach than Jackie had done. He felt that while Robinson took them to a certain point by breaking …

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