A lifetime of breaking barriers
Jackie Robinson earned a place in the history books by becoming the first black player to break into Major League Baseball.
Sadly, like so many other stories of difference-makers in the years preceding the Civil Rights era, Robinson met with many obstacles in his life, hurdles often placed before him merely because of the color of his skin.
The following is a brief look at some of the challenges and accomplishments that Robinson faced:
The baseball years
The political years
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