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U.S. Time Periods » 1945-Present: Contemporary America

Jackie Robinson: Beyond the Playing Field

offers primary documents illustrating how this groundbreaking African American baseball player advocated for civil rights. It incorporates the material into lessons on civil rights history, character education, and civic responsibility. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

"Life is not a spectator sport. . . . If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life." -- Jackie Robinson
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Jackie Robinson

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