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First class citizenship : the civil rights letters of Jackie Robinson

Author: Jackie Robinson; Michael G Long
Publisher: New York : Times Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Never-before-published letters offer a rich portrait of the baseball star as a fearless advocate for racial justice. Jackie Robinson's courage on the baseball diamond is one of the great stories of the struggle for civil rights in America, but his death at age fifty-three in 1972 robbed America of his voice far too soon. Here, Robinson comes alive on the page, as scholar Long unearths a remarkable trove of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson; Jackie Robinson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Robinson; Michael G Long
ISBN: 9780805087109 0805087109
OCLC Number: 126802699
Description: xviii, 359 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Faith in democracy : 1946-1956 --
From faith to frustration : 1957 --
Against patience : 1958 --
Profiles in question : 1959 --
Selling Nixon : 1960 --
Wrong about Kennedy? : 1961 --
From the Hall of Fame to hallowed ashes : 1962 --
Back our brothers, except Adam and Malcolm : 1963 --
The campaign against bigotry : 1964 --
A Rockefeller Republican : 1965-1966 --
Sharp attacks, surprising defenses : 1967 --
The politics of Black Pride : 1968 --
Moving forward in our struggle : 1969-1972.
Responsibility: edited by Michael G. Long.
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