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JACKIE ROBINSON FIRST MODERN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PLAYER BORN (340 hits)


JACKIE ROBINSON FIRST MODERN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PLAYER BORN
January 31, 1919 - October 24, 1972



Jackie Robinson breaks "Color Barrier" and Becomes First Modern Day African American Baseball Player for the Brooklyn Dodgers

Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play modern Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York. Born in Georgia, the son of sharecroppers, the youngest of five children (Brother “Mack” won a Silver Medal behind Jesse Owens in the 200 Meter Dash at the 1936 Olympics), Robinson went to UCLA and served his nation in the military.

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