The 80-year-old told USA Today he still keeps the hate-filled, racist letters he received while playing baseball.
Aaron said he feels not much has changed over the last 40 years:
To remind myself that we are not that far removed from when I was chasing the record. If you think that, you are fooling yourself. A lot of things have happened in this country, but we have so far to go. There’s not a whole lot that has changed.
Read more at The Grio.