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Bill Russell, the Man
Bill Russell received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2011, in part because of Russell’s unparalleled success on the court, but also his willingness to take a stand of ...
Champion of the Little People
Bill Russell went to Mississippi at the request of the NAACP just weeks after the infamous “Mississippi Burning” murders of three civil rights workers. Russell, who had just won his sixth straight NBA ...
Finally at the Hall
In 1975, Bill Russell was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame but declined to accept the honor, only saying at the time, “for my own personal reasons I don’t want to be a part of ...
Russell and Roxbury Civil Rights
Bill Russell attended a Boston School Committee meeting with Roxbury school desegregation leaders Ellen Jackson and Rev. Virgil Wood. Neighborhood leaders hoped to stage a “Freedom Graduation” for Pat ...
Russell Takes the Stand
Celtics star and newly minted Head Coach Bill Russell spoke at the “Freedom Graduation” for Patrick T. Campbell Junior High School in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The initial graduation was interrupted by ...
The Freedom Graduation
One day after being denied use of the school by the Boston School Committee, Roxbury neighborhood leaders staged a “Freedom Graduation” for students at Patrick T. Campbell Junior High School. The orig ...