Jackie Robinson
The Story of Jackie Robinson


In this mini video biography on Jackie Robinson, historians give an overview of Robinson’ life starting at his childhood and going all the way to his death in 1972. One historian even says “The story of Jackie Robinson put a black man at the center of the story of America … Continue reading

Brooklyn Dodgers
Red Barber Recalls Jackie Robinson Breaking the Color Barrier


Red Barber, a play-by-play radio commentator for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1939 to 1953, is asked about Jackie Robinson, who joined the Dodgers in 1947, making him the first African-American to play Major League Baseball (MLB). Barber remembers being told by Branch Rickey, the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, that … Continue reading

American Civil Rights Movement
Lee Pfund on Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

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Lee Pfund, a pitcher on the Dodgers when Jackie Robinson joined the team, discusses Robinson’s legacy and sacrifice by joining the Dodgers. Pfund was one of Robinson’s few friends on the team, and often talked about their faith and family on long bus rides to play games. Jackie Robinson was … Continue reading

Jackie Robinson
Start of Jackie Robinson’s House Committee on Un-American Activities Speech

Bob Sandberg

“…But it’s also true that some of the policies, of this Committee have become political issues. And so, naturally, I’ve had a great many messages come to me by wire, phone and letter, urging me not to show up at this hearing.” 7/18/49 “When the House Committee on Un-American Activities … Continue reading