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        Jackie Robinson | Athlete and Activist Video

        Jackie Robinson was a sports hero who became a civil rights activist. When Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he became the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. Demonstrating skill as a professional baseball player and consistent dignity both on and off the field, Robinson became an advocate for civil rights, as well as a role model. This video is a part of a lesson plan including two primary source activities and a short video below: understand how Robinson rose to prominence, and explore the importance of courage in his life.

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