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42 Today

42 Today

Jackie Robinson and His Legacy

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""42 Today" is an exploration of Jackie Robinson and his legacy."-- Provided by publisher.
Jackie Robinson walked onto the diamond on April 15, 1947, as first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, making history as the first African American to integrate Major League Baseball in the twentieth century. Today a national icon, Robinson was a complicated man who navigated an even more complicated world that both celebrated and despised him. This collection of essays explores Robinson's perspectives and legacies on civil rights, sports, faith, youth, and nonviolence, while providing rare glimpses into the struggles and strength of one of the nation's most athletically gifted and politically significant citizens. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Washington Mews Books, an imprint of New York University Press, [2021]
ISBN: 9781479805624
1479805629
Branch Call Number: 796.357 FORTY
Characteristics: xiv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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