Updates from the Past

Getting To The Ball Field, With A Detour Through Cuba
By Caitlin Antonios

On Nov. 20, 1946, a letter arrived at a modest middle-class home in Prichard, Alabama. It was addressed to Mrs. Brumfield, the mother of Delores Brumfield, who was 14 years old. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) letterhead decorated the top of the letter. Max Carey, president of the three-year-old league, had a proposal for Delores, a promising young batter and utility infielder/outfielder […]

Intelligent People Know
By Anuja Jaiswal

In the 1950s, Robert Moses – immortalized as the notorious “master builder” of New York City in Robert Caro’s groundbreaking biography The Power Broker– was involved in multiple urban renewal schemes throughout Manhattan. One of his biggest projects entailed tearing down a neighborhood near Lincoln Square – affectionately called San Juan Hill by its residents – to build the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. At least 7,000 families were pushed out of their homes […]