Obama: Time for Boston to honor Bill Russell

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February 16, 2011
Boston Globe    
Posted in News, PND News

"President Obama said yesterday that he hopes Boston will build a statue of Celtics legend Bill Russell, gently nudging the city to honor one of its greatest sports heroes and acknowledge its history of racial strife. Obama embraced the idea at the White House, just before giving Russell the Presidential Medal of Freedom .... The backbone of a Celtics dynasty in the 1950s and ’60s, Russell was an outspoken crusader for civil rights who had a complicated and often bitter relationship with the city to which he brought 11 championship banners." (02/16/11)

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