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President Clinton to attend Civil Rights weekend

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Major League Baseball announced that President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon during Gillette Civil Rights Game Weekend in Cincinnati. 

Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron and Bill Cosby will be honored with the MLB Beacon of Change, Beacon of Life and Beacon of Hope, respectively, at the Luncheon, which will be held at the Duke Energy Center on Saturday, June 20.

The luncheon will precede the game, which will be played between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox at Great American Ball Park, and will be broadcast live on MLB Network and MLB.com. This will be the first regular season Civil Rights Game after two pre-season Major League exhibitions in Memphis, TN. 

Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist, CNN anchor and host of CNN Presents: Black in America will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.  Proceeds from the Luncheon will benefit the MLB Urban Youth Foundation, the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

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