Entries are being accepted through March 13. Students write essays about overcoming obstacles in their own lives through the example set forth by Jackie Robinson. Educators can download materials for the program. More
As Hank Aaron was nearing Babe Ruth's home run record, he remembers looking into the stands and appreciating the fact that African-Americans were being given a chance to enjoy the same privileges as the Caucasian fans. More
Sharon Robinson discussed Jackie's legacy in a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City before Game 2 of the World Series. MLB also honored Breaking Barriers essay contest winner Michael Andalaro. More
Raymond Beasley V was honored on the field before the Gillette Home Run Derby in Minnesota. The rising sixth-grader from Brentwood, Calif., wrote about battling a brain tumor as he grew up, and his "outstanding crooked smile." More
Raymond Beasley V and Michael Andaloro have been named the two grand prize winners of the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest. The two young men will be introduced to the world at the All-Star Game and the World Series. More
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