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Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972


View Resource Beyond the Playing Field: Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate

Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier fifty years ago, but that was not his only contribution to the civil rights struggle in America. To illustrate Robinson's continuing activism in the civil rights struggle, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has recently made available (as part of its Teaching with Documents series) a new site that includes nine documents (letters...
View Resource By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s

When Edgar Renteria lined a soft single past Charles Nagy, between Tony Fernandez and Omar Vizquel, and in front of Marquis Grissom, to give the Florida Marlins their first World Series Championship recently, keen observers could easily see just how multi-national the National Pastime had become; these developments can be traced directly back to Jackie Robinson. The Library of Congress has...
View Resource Major league baseball and the nation pause to pay tribute to Jackie Robinson

How Jackie Robinson changed America,CST-EDT-GEO15.article School rare bastion of Jackie Robinson's baseball legacy NPR: A Test of Courage: Jackie Robinson's Rookie Year [Real Player] Baseball and Jackie...