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Jackie Robinson: Black America's Sports Hero

Allow me to introduce you to the first African American male to break the barriers of segregation in American Major League sports, Mr. Jackie Robinson. Robinson is a sports hero beyond recognition. He was the first African American Baseball player to integrate MLB and win the rookie of the year award in 1947. After years of outstanding performance and perseverance, Robinson was the first African American to be inducted into the sports Hall of Fame in 1962. Aside from being active on the field, Robinson was an activist for social change and equality during the Civil Rights movement, and worked alongside history's most profound pioneers, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Take a few moments to learn how Jackie Robinson changed the face of American sports, by viewing the documentary below.