JACKIE ROBINSON BIOGRAPHY
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond. From this humble beginning would grow the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years.
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility
NAACP’s prestigious Springarn Medal
In 1947, Jackie Robinson engineered the integration of professional sports in America by breaking the color barrier in baseball.
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WORDS OF WISDOM
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
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As Spike Lee sat in the front row of a rousing ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning, he thought about resurrecting one of his greatest disappointments. “I got to look at that script again,” he told the Daily News. This completed script, now over 25 years old, was Lee’s take on Jackie Robinson. It was a fuller […]
January 31st 2019 marks jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday. Stay tuned to the Jackie Robinson Centennial Birthday Event Calendar & Timeline, for events the whole year long!
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