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Jackie Robinson Broke the Color Barrier in Baseball 75 Years Ago

photo of baseball legend Jackie RobinsonOn April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. He would later become the first African American named a vice president at a Fortune 500 company; serve as an advisor to politicians; start a bank and a housing development company; and, was a key figure in advancing equal opportunity and first-class citizenship for all Americans during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Hailed a “..freedom rider before freedom rides,” Robinson’s name has become synonymous with breaking barriers. Learn more

75 years later, KPL remembers this baseball legend with a collection in his honor.

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