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First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson

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Never-before-published letters offer a rich portrait of the baseball star as a fearless advocate for racial justice at the highest levels of American politics

Jackie Robinson's courage on the baseball diamond is one of the great stories of the struggle for civil rights in America, and his Hall of Fame career speaks for itself. But we no longer hear Robinson speak for himsel
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by Times Books
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Rick
Jan 09, 2008 Rick rated it liked it
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This was a Christmas book I was planning on re-gifting but ended up starting and finding Robinson's letters surprisingly engaging. I’ve read enough on the civil rights movement to know that Robinson was very active in it but the letters represent quite an inside view of his involvement. Letters to and from King, Wilkins, Malcom X, Powell, and Bunche, and to and from Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Humphrey, Bowles, Rockefeller, Goldwater, and others. Robinson worked hard to nurse the ...more
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Feb 10, 2008 Larry rated it really liked it
excellent review of letters that reveal the heart of a devout Christian patriotic civil rights leader who was also a phenomenal baseball player and a man of great courage
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