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Robinson, Jackie (1919–1972)

  • By: Harry Alston Jr.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

African-American baseball player, civil rights advocate, and businessman

The grandson of a slave and the youngest of five children, Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born to Mallie and Jerry Robinson in Cairo, Georgia, in 1919. On 15 April 1947, ...

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