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For immediate release Friday, January 22, 2021
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
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If you want to learn more about baseball great and Alabama native Hank Aaron, who died today at age 86, the Birmingham Public Library has several books and DVDs about Aaron. Click below for our blog

Click here to find books and DVDs about Aaron available for check out from BPL’s collection.

BPL Has Books, DVDs on Baseball Legend Hank Aaron, Who Died Today

Birmingham, Ala.
- Hank Aaron, the Mobile, Ala. native who endured racist threats before breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974, died today, Friday, January 29, 2021. He was 86.

The Atlanta Braves, Aaron’s longtime team, said he died peacefully in his sleep. No cause was given. Read more about his life by clicking here

To find books and DVDs about Aaron available for check out from BPL’s collection, click here

Aaron made his last public appearance nearly three weeks ago in Atlanta, getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Aaron had joined former U.N. Ambassador/civil rights leader Andrew Young and former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan in getting the shot at a new health clinic at the Morehouse School of Medicine, saying he wanted to help spread the word to Black Americans that the vaccine was safe.

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