Breaking the Color Barrier in Baseball

The widow of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to
play major league baseball in the U.S., discussed the significance of
her… read more

The widow of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to

play major league baseball in the U.S., discussed the significance of

her husband’s achievement and the status of race relations in

American society today. Congress has authorized the minting of a

gold coin with Jackie Robinson’s likeness to commemorate

the fiftieth anniversary of Robinson’s breaking of the color

barrier. After her prepared remarks, Mrs. Robinson took questions submitted by audience members. close

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Breaking the Color Barrier in Baseball

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Program ID:
81216-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 13, 1997
Last Aired:
Jun 8, 1997

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  • May 13, 1997 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 07, 1997 | 10:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 08, 1997 | 1:37am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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