Hank Aaron Was a Civil Rights Hero Before a Baseball Superstar

Vocal or not, Aaron will be remembered as one of the most important figures in American sports history

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In 1948, Hank Aaron was a 14-year-old facing segregation and poverty in Mobile, Alabama when Jackie Robinson came to town. Hank, who everyone knew as Henry at the time (his birth name), was…