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Jackie Robinson (1919 – 1972)


Baseball player who became the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era in 1947.
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Jackie Robinson
I do not care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a zebra. I'm the manager of this team, and I say he plays. What's more, I say he can make us all rich. And if any of you cannot use the money, I will see that you are all traded.
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It was a small victory, for I had learned that I was in two wars, one against the foreign enemy, the other against prejudice at home.
Robinson
You can hate a man for many reasons, his color isn't one of them.




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This is a particularly good year to campaign against the evils of bigotry, prejudice, and race hatred because we have witnessed the defeat of enemies who tried to found a mastery of the world upon such cruel and fallacious policy.
Robinson Jackie
Today we must balance the tears of sorrow with the tears of joy. Mix the bitter with the sweet in death and life. Jackie as a figure in history was a rock in the water, creating concentric circles and ripples of new possibility. He was medicine. He was immunized by God from catching the diseases that he fought. The Lord's arms of protection enabled him to go through dangers seen and unseen, and he had the capacity to wear glory with grace. Jackie's body was a temple of God. An instrument of peace. We would watch him disappear into nothingness and stand back as spectators, and watch the suffering from afar. The mercy of God intercepted this process Tuesday and permitted him to steal away home, where referees are out of place, and only the supreme judge of the universe speaks.
Jackie Robinson quotes
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson
I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
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