Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson left the Brooklyn Dodgers dugout and assumed his position as first baseman. He was marking a moment in history as the first African-American to participate in professional team sports in any of the national’s major leagues or associations. In Promises To Keep, Sharon Robinson, daughter of the baseball legend, shares memories of her famous father — not only on how he broke the color barrier in baseball but also his commitment to advancing civil rights and his role as both a father and husband.
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