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The Wall Street Journal
8 mins | May 13, 2020

When women and politics took over baseball

Activism in sports: over a century ago, suffragists lobbied for the vote at big-league ballparks. 2020 was marked not only by the coronavirus pandemic but also by a wave of activism around the world, spread across different causes. These protests have made society re-consider the role of massive events, such as in sport, in becoming functional platforms to amplify these voices and claims, but it wouldn't be the first time. In The Wall Street Journal, Rachel Bachman takes us back to the early 1900s, when "suffragists orchestrated what might have been the most overtly political push in pro sports history."

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