Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, MLB, Baseball, Jackie Robinson, Segregation
Major League Baseball (Organization); Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972; African American baseball players; Racism; Segregation
It has been the year to remember the achievements of Jackie Robinson both in and outside of baseball. Robinson's breaking of the color line had a social significance which transcended the game of baseball. At the season opener at Shea Stadium the President of the United States recognized Jackie Robinson, and the Acting Commissioner of Baseball retired Jackie's number for all of major league baseball. Radio and TV programs have examined the events of 1947, social commentators have recalled Robinson's contributions to American life, and baseball historians have paid their tributes to this remarkable man.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Jackie Robinson" (1998). On Sport and Society. 499.