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It’s well known that the first comic with a black main character was Dell’s western character Lobo in 1965, and that the first black superhero was the Black Panther and first African American hero in the comic was The Falcon.

 However

 In 1949 Fawcett Comics released Jackie Robinson Baseball Hero which ran for six issues until 1953. Yeah you say, but that was “non-fiction” right, or at least a comic book version of non-fiction.

 Yes, it was based on the real life experiences of Jackie Robinson; however each of the six issues also featured Robinson in a purely fictional story, such as Jackie Robinson and the Teen-Age Terror or Jackie Robinson and The Human Cat.

 So wouldn’t that make him the both the first American comic with an African American main character?

Today In History

‘Jackie Robinson, the first Black baseball player in the major leagues, was born in Cairo, GA, on this date January 31, 1919. Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, ending five decades of segregated baseball. At the time of his retirement in October 1972, Robinson is believed to have been the most respected of all baseball players.’

(photo: Jackie Robinson)

- CARTER Magazine

Since February is Black history month, I’ve decided to do my part and share some tidbits from Black history every day. I’m hoping to bring to light some lesser-known figures in black history along with some of the more common ones.

Today’s figure: Jackie Robinson

‘Jackie Robinson, the first Black baseball player in the major leagues, was born in Cairo, GA, on January 31, 1919. Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, ending five decades of segregated baseball. At the time of his retirement in October 1972, Robinson is believed to have been the most respected of all baseball players.’
(photo: Jackie Robinson)
- CARTER Magazine

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In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth sharing this #throwback video for all who have not seen it. 😎 Chadwick’s hard work paid off as we all can see in this #movie. 👍🏾🙂"Chadwick Boseman’s star-making performance as Jackie Robinson in 42: The True Story of An American Legend has been heralded by critics from coast to coast and now…Boseman physically prepared to step into the icon’s cleats. This smashing training video (produced and directed by the actor along with fellow Howard university alum Logan Coles) takes you into the weight room and onto the training field as Boseman perfected every facet of Jackie’s physicality.“

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America’s national pastime, from Jackie to Ginny.

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The Legendary Jackie Robinson

Marking 44 years since the passing of Jackie Robinson, one of the first African American to play in major league baseball. He would become a legendary player in the league despite a racist backlash from fans and other players. 

Jackie Robinson is a Great Man who did incredible things in his short life, for the Human Race. A stong and courageous man to stand up and be strong despite those who hated the color of his skin. He was just the first to ever play on a white team, and this was some kind of revolutionarily…

How can someone hate a color? Heart could be bright as gold, but they look only at the skin color… Always…

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