Annotations for Jackie Robinson : A Biography


ABC-CLIO
Presenting the life of the first African American to play in the Major Leagues, this biography highlights life and career of Jackie Robinson, the man who led generations of black players into the previously all-white world of professional baseball.

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ABC-CLIO
When the Brooklyn Dodgers recruited Jackie Robinson from the Negro Leagues' Kansas City Monarchs in 1947, it marked a turning point both in baseball and civil rights history. Robinson became the first African American to play in the Major Leagues, and in doing so, led generations of black players into the previously all-white world of professional baseball. As one of the greatest players professional baseball has ever seen, Robinson fought fiercely for civil rights on and off the diamond throughout his lifetime, and in doing so became a great American hero.

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Baker & Taylor
Profiles the first African American to play baseball in the Major League.

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