Skip to Content
HomeAbout this siteHelpSearch this site The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's LibraryMeet Amazing AmericansJump Back in TimeExplore the StatesJoin America at PlaySee, Hear and Sing
Jump Back in Time Modern Era (1946 - present)
 
Cover page from program for Southern Christian Leadership Conference Hall of Fame dinner honoring Jackie Robinson, July 20, 1962
Cover page from program for Southern Christian Leadership Conference Hall of Fame dinner honoring Jackie Robinson, July 20, 1962

Enlarge this image
Jackie Robinson Throws the Opening Pitch
October 15, 1972

In Robinson's phenomenal baseball career, he was voted Most Valuable Player, won a World Series with the Dodgers against their New York rivals, the Yankees, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. For many of his retired years, Robinson refused to set foot into a stadium in a personal boycott, demanding the hiring of more minorities in baseball's managerial and front-office positions.

Robinson left behind an amazing record of baseball accomplishments and a heroic beginning for others, perhaps some of your favorite players.

Back page 3 of 3 More Stories



Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact Us