Jackie Robinson, the first black player in Major League Baseball, was a friend and ally of Rev. Martin Luther King. Robinson's role in the integration of the national pastime helped paved the way for King's work as a civil rights activist. More
Sharon Robinson, Jackie Robinson's daughter, was on hand at All-Star FanFest in Minnesota to share memories of her father. Robinson has written another children's book, which teaches important lessons about equality. More
All of Major League Baseball, players and coaches, wears No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson. But as an African-American manager, Astros' skipper Bo Porter feels a stronger tie when donning the number. More
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