Celebrating the first African-American Major Leaguer: Moses Fleetwood Walker

Being first in history is significant, but the further we go back in time, often the less certain we can be.  Especially when it comes to African-Americans playing baseball.

For example, who’s the first black major leaguer?
The story may not be as simple as you think.

Not to take anything away from Jackie Robinson, but there’s more to the story.

WGN’s Larry Potash has the story of Moses Fleetwood Walker.  It’s a story that takes us back before Robinson, and even before the Negro Leagues.  And it’s a story is about more than just baseball.

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