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Thanks Jackie!

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A decade before Rosa Parks and the Mont­gomery bus boy­cott, two decades before Dr. Mar­tin Luther King Jr. pro­claimed “I Have a Dream,” a sig­na­ture event in the strug­gle for racial equal­i­ty unfold­ed far from Dix­ie.

On the after­noon of April 15, 1947, Jack­ie Robin­son emerged as an inspir­ing fig­ure in the civ­il rights move­ment when he became the first black man to play major league base­ball in the 20th cen­tu­ry, mak­ing his debut with the Brook­lyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.

Robinson’s tri­umphs in the face of big­otry evoked a sense of pride among black peo­ple and forced the rest of Amer­i­ca to con­sid­er anew the doc­trine of white suprema­cy.

~Richard Gold­stein

Jackie Robinson Steals Home


Jack­ie Robin­son Steals Home, orig­i­nal­ly uploaded by stechico.

One of the pri­ma­ry rea­sons why I’ve grown to love the Dodgers.

Base­ball World Series

Sub­way Series: Brook­lyn Dodger Jack­ie Robin­son charg­ing wildy fr. 3rd base as unwary NY Yan­kee catch­er Yogi Berra squats behind Dodger bat­ter dur­ing Jackie’s steal of home plate in the 8th inning of the 1st game of the World Series at Yan­kee Sta­di­um.

Loca­tion: New York, NY, US
Date tak­en: Sep­tem­ber 28, 1955
Pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Ralph Morse

This pho­to is from the LIFE pho­to archive host­ed Google here. It’s very nice of them to do this as more peo­ple can reflect back to the great images that Life has tak­en over the years.