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  • Kathleen Schmidtke

    Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers is safe after stealing home against Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees during World Series opening game at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 28, 1955 • Photo: Mark Kauffman / Sports Illustrated

  • cedacia dew

    Civil Rights movement and Sports -Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in 1947 GO JACKIE THE FIRST BLACK TO PLAY WITH WHITES

  • Pamelaj Mcdonald

    Major League Baseball: Brooklyn Dodgers infiender Jackie Robinson, right, steals home as Yankees catcher Yogi Berra guards the plate in Game 1 of the 1955 World Series, in New York City on Sept. 28, 1955.

  • P J

    Jackie Robinson - FIRST African American individual to play major league baseball, He made his major league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, ultimately becoming the first African American Major League Baseball player in the modern era. Robinson broke the color line and ended a sixty-year ban and segregation in professional baseball. During the sixty-year ban, all African American players were relegated to the Negro Leagues.

  • Ramona Long

    hatter64I just watched 42 and I would like to pay tribute to Jackie Robinson for paving a road that we could follow and showing that it doesnt matter what you look like all you have to is play the game #42 #Legend #JackieRobinson

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