“Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) Robinson became a national folk hero in 1947, when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team as the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues. His spectacular sports record includes his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. After he left baseball, he became a prominent spokesperson and fund-raiser for the Civil Rights movement.” (from The Biographical Dictionary of African Americans)
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