(9) Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary licensed coin is enwrapped within a special high-quality collector's booklet, Entitled "Breaking the Color Barrier
" it is a brilliant commemorative of Robinon's career.
I don't consider myself to be the Jackie Robinson of the NBA, Nobody in sports can take away from his historic role in breaking the color barrier
and breaking a racial attitude barrier.
The story, which according to Nightengale had prior approval from Jaffe, was tied in with the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier
in the National League.
Before breaking the color barrier
in the major leagues in 1947, Jackie Robinson played one year with the Montreal Royals, the Triple-A farm club of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Visiting small communities where his family name predominates on both sides of the color barrier
, Alston says he set out expecting to find a simple emotional legacy: black rage, white guilt.
That scene unfolded in Chicago in February, 60 years after Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's color barrier
and paved the way for more minorities to play the sport and reach its highest level.
NEW YORK -- Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier
As is well known in black sports history, Gibson was the first African American of either sex to break the color barrier
in both national and international tennis tournaments at a time when prejudice and racism were pervasive.
Changes in society are reflected throughout, most strikingly by the realization that this was a whites-only sport until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier
in 1947, followed by a flood of black stars, including the fabled Satchel Paige.
IN the 45 years since Jackie Robinson crashed through baseball's color barrier
, Black athletes have virtually taken over the nation's playing fields, elevating the "games" at which they compete to a $70 billion industry.
"Duke and a short speech is an oxymoron," said Scott, who broke the color barrier
in Chapel Hill and brought the Tar Heels to back-to-back Final Fours before winning the 1976 NBA title in Boston.
and 1:15 a.m., HBO) Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball's color barrier
when he is signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers by the team's forward-thinking general manager, Branch Rickey.