Imagine what it might have been like to
see Jackie Robinson debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The first black
major league baseball player of the modern era was a herald of the civil rights
movement—indeed, he was
Jackie Robinson crossed the color line at Ebbets Field in 1947, many Americans
weren’t ready to see a black man play ball in the same league as white men.
Seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against legal