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  1. Sep 11, 2020 · In 1970 he launched the Jackie Robinson Construction Company to build low and moderate-income housing for minorities. In October 1972, during a ceremony to throw out the first pitch before a World ...

  2. Apr 15, 2022 · By Fred Frommer. As Jackie Robinson prepared to take the field as the first Black player in modern baseball history on Opening Day 75 years ago this Friday, an Associated Press reporter asked if ...

  3. Apr 13, 2018 · When Robinson took his spot at first base, he broke baseball’s six-decade-long color barrier, which not only made him an icon to those fighting for racial equality but also a target for those ...

  4. Jakai Robinson is a 6-4, 200-pound Small Forward from Fort Washington, MD. Add Timeline Events. Timeline

  5. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. He would later become the first African American named a vice president at a fortune 500 company; serve as an advisor to politicians; start a bank and a housing development company; and, was a key figure in advancing equal opportunity and first-class citizenship for all ...

  6. Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was the first African-American Major League Baseball (MLB) player of modern times. [1] Robinson broke the baseball color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He was the first black man to openly play in the major leagues since the 1880s.

  7. Jackie Robinson, 1946. Jackie Robinson, in full Jack Roosevelt Robinson, (born Jan. 31, 1919, Cairo, Ga., U.S.—died Oct. 24, 1972, Stamford, Conn.), U.S. baseball player, the first Black player in the major leagues. Robinson became an outstanding performer in several sports at Pasadena Junior College and UCLA before leaving college to help ...

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