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- Children’s March 50th Anniversary – In May 1963, hundreds of children—some as young as six years old—faced police dogs, fire hoses and arrest, to march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Experts say it was a pivotal moment in the struggle for civil rights. Kim Lawton looks back at the march and its legacy and interviews civil rights leaders and some who marched as children, including University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski, who was then 12 and who describes the personal impact of marching and being put in jail.
- Baseball as a Road to God – Baseball has its own relics, prophets and rituals—as does religion—according to John Sexton, president of New York University and author of “Baseball as a Road to God.” But beyond surface similarities, Sexton tells Bob Faw, the game’s most magnificent moments, its timelessness and its intensity, can bring us to a sense of “the ineffable”—the transcendent.