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By Martha Ackmann

Recounts the tale of Toni Stone, the 1st girl to play expert baseball on men's groups and divulges how a ways ardour, satisfaction, and resolution can take one individual in pursuit of a dream. a question of sin -- Miracle in Saint Paul -- Barnstorming with the coloured giants -- Golden gate -- discovering the guts of the sport -- On deck -- quantity -- keep it up at it -- A baseball has 108 stitches -- Happiest day of my existence

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More than anything, however, Tomboy loved reading the Chicago Defender. 17 The newspaper opened up a world of possibilities and was “the best book,” she said. ”18 Defender readers scanned the newspaper for political, social, and sports news affecting the country’s black citizens—news that the white newspapers either did not care to cover or didn’t know existed. Founded in 1905 by Robert Sengstacke Abbott, the Defender reportedly began with a twenty-five-cent investment, a three-hundred-copy print run, and “offices” located on the kitchen table of Abbott’s landlord.

The Mankato Daily Free Press declared “mad dogs are shot dead without ceremony. Beasts in human shape are entitled to but scant consideration. * The tragedy sparked instant reaction in the black community. Many residents left Duluth, fearful that their families might be harmed. Others stayed and established a chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). W. E. B. * Nellie and W. T. Francis, prominent Saint Paul activists, pushed through the first anti-lynching legislation in the nation, signed into law a year after the Duluth lynching.

The cast members of Beauty and the Beast and Babes in Toyland also lived in the hotel. “What the female members of those troupes wore as they hiked for the exits is nobody’s business,” he said. The rear of the hotel began to shudder as the groups scrabbled down swaying staircases to the pavement below. Just as they reached the ground, a second shock split a water tank atop the hotel in half, sending water cascading over those lucky enough to escape the building’s complete collapse. Street worked his way through the bricks and flames until he reached Golden Gate Park, where he spent the night with the weary and numb masses.

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