A few days ago Ketanji Brown Jackson made history as she was confirmed as the first black female supreme Court Justice.
But 75 years ago today another African American made history, in a way that may have been nearly as significant.
On April 15th. 1947 Jackie Robinson took the field as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the first black man to play in the Major leagues.
And Jackie Robinson was no token. He was voted Rrookie of the Year that year and was the National League’s Most Valuable Player two years later.
By his side during his historic baseball career was his wife, his college sweetheart, Rachel
In the decades after Jackie Robinson’s death in 1972, Rachel Robinson has been a prominent andd influential active and leader in her own right.
In 1996 Rachel Robinson published a book about her late husband and their life together and that’s when I have the chance to meet her, the eve of the 50th anniversary of Robinson’s Major League debut.
So here now from 1996. Rachel Robinson
Rachel Robinson will be 100 years old in July. She lives in Connecticut.
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