After Jackie

After Jackie

Pride, Prejudice, and Baseball's Forgotten Heroes : An Oral History

Book - 2007
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To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the breaking of baseballs color barrier, an exploration of Jackie Robinsons impact and legacy by the people whose lives were transformed by his courage

When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he forever changed the game of baseball -- and America itself. In After Jackie, author Cal Fussman traces Robinsons enormous legacy in sports, politics, and the civil rights movement through the men (and women) who came after him. With moving and intimate interviews of more than one hundred former major league players of African-American descent, as well as such luminaries as Jimmy Carter, Muhammad Ali, and Walter Cronkite, among others, After Jackie recalls the day one man altered history for so many, and the history that followed.

Publisher: New York : ESPN Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9781933060187
Branch Call Number: B ROBINSON JACKIE
Characteristics: xi, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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