This update includes eleven new essays, with an emphasis on significant figures from the world of sports. Highlights include boxer turned prison rights activist Rubin “Hurricane” Carter; baseball Hall of Famers Tony Gwynn and Ralph Kiner; Alta Weiss, a female pitcher for an otherwise male baseball team; and legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. This update also features Emily Wilkens, a fashion designer who revolutionized teenage style, and war hero Harry Fukuhara.
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Discover a full list of entries added this year.