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By Margot Theis Raven,Chris Ellison

ISBN-10: 1585362603

ISBN-13: 9781585362608

Segregated Charleston, SC, 1955: There are sixty two professional Little League courses in South Carolina -- all yet one of many leagues consists completely of white avid gamers. The Cannon highway YMCA All-Stars, an all-black staff, is shaped within the hopes of enjoying within the state's annual Little League event. What must have been a time of pleasure, although, turns bitter whilst the entire different leagues refuse to play opposed to them or even pull out of this system. because the in basic terms ultimate Little League workforce within the kingdom, Cannon highway used to be named country winner by means of default, giving the men a sound spot within the Little League Baseball global sequence held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. whereas the Cannon road staff is invited to the sport as visitors, they aren't allowed to take part considering the fact that they've got no longer formally "played" and gained their state's match. allow them to Play takes its identify from the mantra shouted via the spectators who attended the area sequence ultimate. writer Margot Theis Raven recounts the inspiring stories of the Cannon road All-Stars as they arrived in Williamsport, PA and not bought the opportunity to play for the name due to the bigotry and lack of information of the South Carolina groups. profitable via forfeit, the Cannon Streeters have been consequently now not allowed to take part in Williamsburg simply because they'd no longer "played" their approach into the event. allow them to Play is a vital civil rights tale in American background with an excellent extra very important message approximately equality and tolerance. it is a story of humanity opposed to the backdrop of America's favourite hobby that is absolute to please fanatics of the game and mankind. This summer time will mark the fiftieth 12 months because the enthusiasts' shouts of allow them to Play fell on deaf ears and 14 boys discovered a merciless lesson in backwards politics and prejudice. This ebook may also help educate us a brand new lesson and guarantee whatever like this by no means occurs again.

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