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Multcolib North Portland Picks: Jackie Robinson

Annotation:Biography Channel biography of Jackie Robinson's life. Great video clips including induction into Baseball Hall of Fame. Runs 3 minutes, 12 second.

Annotation:1946 video of rookie Jackie Robinson, second baseman for the Montreal Royals, who changes the face of baseball forever.

Annotation:From National Visionary Leadership Project's Oral History Archive. Nine videos of Robinson's wife, Rachel, plus biographical info and other links.

I Never Had It Made
I Never Had It Made An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson By Robinson, Jackie (Book - 1995 ) 796.357 R66i 1995 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Autobiography of an African American who broke the color barrier in major league baseball and devoted his life to achieving justice. Foreword by Cornel West. Introduction by Hank Aaron.

First Class Citizenship
First Class Citizenship The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson By Robinson, Jackie (Book - 2007 ) 796.357 R66fL 2007 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Never-before-published letters to -- and personal replies from-- Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Nelson Rockefeller, and Barry Goldwater offer a rich portrait of Jackie Robinson as a fearless advocate for racial justice at the highest levels of American politics.

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson An Intimate Portrait By Robinson, Rachel (Book - 1996 ) 796.357 R66rr Available in some locations

Annotation:In an evocative, humorous, and personal style, Rachel Robinson reveals her husband as a sensitive and committed individual--to both his family and the public. Her keen observations and sharp memories are enhanced by a collection of over 300 photographs that allow readers into the late baseball player's life.

The Jackie Robinson Story
The Jackie Robinson Story (Streaming Video - 2007 ) Click here to access digital titles »

Annotation:This vintage film biography of Jackie Robinson traces his career from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues where he was the first to break the "color line".

What I Learned From Jackie Robinson
What I Learned From Jackie Robinson A Teammate's Reflections on and Off the Field By Erskine, Carl (Book - 2005 ) 796.357 R66e 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation: "Jackie needed to quell his anger the first couple of years, a task which only someone of this inner strength and vision could have coped with at that moment. When I reflect and wonder what it must have been like for a man who should have been at the happiest of moments in his life, to still have to deal with racial indignities on a daily basis, it is mind-boggling. Most mortal men would have cracked."-- Former teammate and long-time friend Carl Erskine.

Opening Day
Opening Day [the Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season] By Eig, Jonathan (Audiobook CD - 2007 ) CD- 796.357 R66ei Available in some locations

Annotation:Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, Jonathan Eig presents a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era.

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