BORN

January 31, 1919
Cairo, GA

DIED

October 24, 1972
North Stamford, Stamford, CT

Jack “Jackie” Roosevelt Robinson

First African American to play in Major League Baseball and be inducted into its Hall of Fame, The only person ever to have his number "42" retired by league wide. Second Lieutenant in the US Army, Medal of Freedom Recipient, Civil Rights Activist.

I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.

—Jack “Jackie” Roosevelt Robinson

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