When the Brooklyn Dodgers recruited Jackie Robinson from the Negro Leagues' Kansas urban Monarchs in 1947, it marked a turning aspect either in baseball and civil rights historical past. Robinson turned the 1st African American to play within the significant Leagues, and in doing so, led generations of black gamers into the formerly all-white international baseball. As one of many maximum avid gamers specialist baseball has ever visible, Robinson fought fiercely for civil rights off and on the diamond all through his lifetime, and in doing so grew to become an excellent American hero.
Mary Kay Linge recounts the extreme tale of Robinson's life-from his early formative years within the South, to his collage years at UCLA, to changing into a corridor of Famer and a tremendous determine within the NAACP. In reading the encircling social and cultural contexts of Robinson's time, this biography examines the legacy of a guy who ceaselessly replaced baseball. A timeline, statistical appendix, bibliography of print and digital assets for additional analyzing, and images increase this biography.
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