The Anderson Monarchs get ready to begin another barnstorming tour in their 1947 bus on June 17, 2015. ( CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer )

The Anderson Monarchs baseball team from South Philadelphia is taking a 23-day, 20-city tour of civil rights sites in the South. The team of 13- and 14-year-olds is named after the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, Marian Anderson, and the Negro Leagues team on which Jackie Robinson starred, the Kansas City Monarchs.

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