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Bill Russell: Remembering Sports' Greatest Winners

The Great Migration, as documented by Isabel Wilkerson of the 6 million blacks who migrated from the Deep South between 1916 and 1970 the warmth of another sunparents of Huey Newton, who would go on to lead the Black Panther Party, and parents of Jimi Hendrix, who would go on to ignite the world of electric guitar and rock.

There was also another kind of revolutionary who emerged from that African-American diaspora: the rambunctious son of a married couple, Charles and Katie Russell, who left Monroe, Louisiana for Oakland in 1943. was Russell. His basketball his chops on the Oakland playground improved them at the University of San Francisco and perfected them with the Boston Celtics.