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MLB Schedules Selig Business Conference Around Civil Rights Game

MLB will play the 5th annual Civil Rights Game May 15 in Atlanta between the Phillies and Braves, with the league expanding the annual game into a four-day series of events in one of the key centers of the U.S. Civil Rights movement. This year's iteration will include a newly created, two-day Selig Business Conference, named after the commissioner, in which a diversity-oriented job fair and contract procurement event will be held. Also new will be a red-carpet tribute to Baseball HOFer Hank Aaron in which the Oscar-nominated documentary "Hank Aaron: Chasing The Dream" will be screened.

Braves Exec VP/Sales & Marketing Derek Schiller said, "There's obviously been a great deal of important civil rights history in Atlanta, so this is an absolute natural to have the event here. We're confident we can grow this and have the importance and message of diversity carry even more weight."
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