Baseball teaches an important American history lesson in Kansas City
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Baseball teaches an important American history lesson in Kansas City

They were among the best baseball players in the United States, traveling cross-country to play the game they loved before cheering fans. But they were often forced to sleep on their bus and eat peanut butter crackers.

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Teaching the kids about civil rights at our national monuments
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Teaching the kids about civil rights at our national monuments

If you want to expand on what the kids are learning in school, then head to a national park. That’s right. There are many national historic sites that figured into the fight against slavery and the civil rights movement and are ideal for out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities, especially when so many are offering special activities this month.

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