This day in baseball: Robinson recognized

On January 8, 1956, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People awarded the Spingarn Medal to Dodger second baseman Jackie Robinson.  The medal recognized Robinson’s strong support of civil rights initiatives.  The previous year, it had been awarded to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Robinson recognized”

  1. Well deserving Jackie Robinson

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