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Opinion: 'The Greatest Athletes Know: Children Are Watching'

As sports teams make visible their support for Black Lives Matter, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the tradition of athletes speaking out on behalf of civil rights and social justice.

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Opinion: The Greatest Athletes Know That The Children Are Watching

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