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An early 20th Century picture of an amateur, all-Negro baseball club.

Harvard University had an integrated baseball team as early as 1904, a rarity in America.

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An original painting of Jackie Robinson concerning his time playing for the Brooklyn Dodgersí Minor League affiliate, the Montreal Expos.

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Jackie shakes hands with teammate George Shuba after his first ever Major League Home run.

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The handshake of teammates on the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Jackie joined the Majors in 1947 and won the Rookie of the Year, and later won the MVP in 1949.

Jackie Robinson appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in May 1997 as Major League Baseball recognized his accomplishments in integrating baseball by retiring his number on all 30 Major League teams.

Jackie Robinson in Hollywood filming The Jackie Robinson Story. Although some considered Robinsonís motives to be purely monetary, Robinsonís story spread his efforts for equality to the film masses.

A Screenshot from The Jackie Robinson Story, spread the difficulties Robinson encountered in Baseball, albeit in a changed tone.

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Jackie playing ball with his son, Jackie Jr. during his twilight years in Brooklyn.

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Jackie Robinson and his wife Rachael at Robinsonís ground breaking induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

After his playing days were over, Jackie immersed himself in the American Civil Rights Movement, working for the NAACP and advising the Rev. Martin Luther King and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

An older Jackie Robinson with his son Jackie Jr. taking part in the March on Washington with Rev. Martin Luther King. The Civil Rights Movement occupied almost all of Robinsonís post-baseball years.

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A copy of a Jackie Robinson baseball card.

Robinson is regarded by baseball historians as one of the most complete players to ever man second base in the big leagues.

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Author: BLS

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