Last updated on April 9, 2021
Hank Aaron was a giant of a man, not just a legendary baseball player.
Not only did he break Babe Ruth’s “unbreakable” home run record, he was also a civil rights hero who never missed a chance to fight for equality. Eventually his efforts led to a Presidential Medal of Freedom and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award.
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