Hailed as one of the best baseball players of all time and an American civil rights hero, Jackie Robinson holds a special place in American historical memory. For many Americans, knowledge of his place in the Civil Rights Movement is limited to “he was the first black major league baseball player.” In truth, Jackie Robinson’s civil rights activism went much deeper than just breaking professional baseball’s color barrier. The online resources created for the 2013 Georgia History Festival focus on the life and legacy of Jackie Robson with a special emphasis on his role in the Civil Rights Movement. Click on the links below to learn more about Jackie Robinson. Teachers can download a printable PDF teacher guide to using the materials in the classroom.
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