Jackie Robinson

9:35 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Sharon Robinson On Breaking Barriers, Fighting For Justice, And Getting Her Father's Story Right

Sharon Robinson signed books and spoke to students as part of the "Breaking Barriers - In Sports, In Life" program. She was there to congratulate essay contest winner Jennifer Wayland.
Erin Williams

When Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball in 1947, he laid a framework of courage and social justice for all Americans that would continue to help shape the future of the country both on and off the field.

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5:32 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company Presents ‘Jackie And Me’

Jackie Robinson
Wikimedia Commons / Library of Congress

Jackie Robinson was a baseball player who broke the so-called “color barrier,” becoming the first African American player in Major League Baseball’s modern era.

He debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company presents a play about the life of Jackie Robinson called Jackie and Me.

The production follows Joey Stoshack, a boy who discovers a rare baseball card is his ticket to travel back in time to Branch Rickey’s office on the day Robinson becomes an MLB player.

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