Find out more about the history of jackie robinson, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom. 2007 marks the 60th anniversary of jackie robinson's rookie season for the brooklyn dodgers when he stepped onto ebbets field on april 15th, 1947, robinson became the first african american. Robinson, the player who integrated major league baseball in 1947, publicly badgered john f kennedy on civil rights. Welcome to the official jackie robinson website learn more about jackie robinson and contact us today for licensing opportunities. Get information, facts, and pictures about jackie robinson at encyclopediacom make research projects and school reports about jackie robinson easy with credible articles from our free. Jackie robinson became the first to be honored with a statue at dodger stadium it was unveiled saturday afternoon on the 70th anniversary of his debut with the brooklyn dodgers. October 25, 1972 obituary jackie robinson, first black in major leagues, dies by dave anderson jackie robinson, who made history in 1947 by becoming the first black baseball player in the.
With keith david, jamie foxx documentary chronicles the personal and professional life of jackie robinson from his birth in 1919 to his death in 1972 robinson's rise from humble beginnings. Interesting jackie robinson facts for kids and adults we cover his career, family, contribution to sport and legacy to the civil rights movement. Jackie robinson baseball stats with batting stats, pitching stats and fielding stats, along with uniform numbers, salaries, quotes, career stats and biographical data presented by baseball. Jackie robinson's accomplishments on and off the field opens doors for all african americans robinson’s older brother was a silver medalist at the olympics during jackie robinson’s youth.
Jackie robinson: a biography [arnold rampersad] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the extraordinary life of jackie robinson is illuminated as never before in this. Kids learn about the biography of jackie robinson, the first african-american to play major league baseball he was a hall of fame player for the brooklyn dodgers who wore number 42.
All customers get free shipping on orders over $25 shipped by amazon show results for books. Jackie robinson day is a traditional event which occurs annually in major league baseball, commemorating and honoring the day jackie robinson made his major league debut april 15 was. The jrf is a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by rachel robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of jackie robinson and his achievements. One more bit of baseball via which we may reflect on the colin kaepernick controversy in 1972 jackie robinson wrote his autobiography in it he reflected on how he felt about his historical.
Jackie robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the brooklyn dodgers he was named rookie of the year in 1947, national league mvp in 1949 and a. The role of jackie robinson in the history of the united states of america.
Jack roosevelt jackie robinson (january 31, 1919 – october 24, 1972) was the first african-american major league baseball (mlb) player of modern times robinson broke the baseball color. The jersey jackie robinson brought home at the end of his historic rookie season with the brooklyn dodgers will be auctioned off next month watch a video about robinson’s life and. The story of jackie robinson, ken burns says, is the story of a complicated man -- and a story about america. Jackie robinson is perhaps the most historically significant baseball player ever, ranking with babe ruth in terms of his impact on the national pastime.