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By Michael G. Long

Never-before-published letters provide a wealthy portrait of the baseball megastar as a fearless suggest for racial justice on the optimum degrees of yankee politics
Jackie Robinson's braveness at the baseball diamond is without doubt one of the nice tales of the fight for civil rights in the US, and his corridor of popularity profession speaks for itself. yet we not listen Robinson converse for himself; his dying at age fifty-three in 1972 robbed the United States of his voice a long way too soon.
In First type Citizenship, Jackie Robinson comes alive at the web page for the 1st time in a long time. the student Michael G. lengthy has unearthed a awesome trove of Robinson's correspondence with--and own replies from--such towering figures as Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Hubert Humphrey, Nelson Rockefeller, and Barry Goldwater. those impressive conversations demonstrate the scope and intensity of Robinson's attempt in the course of the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties to rid the US of racism.
Writing eloquently and with obvious ardour, Robinson charted his personal direction, supplying his help to Democrats and to Republicans, wondering the strategies of the civil rights move, and difficult the nation's leaders whilst he felt they have been accountable of hypocrisy--or worse. via his phrases in addition to his activities, Jackie Robinson actually personified the "first classification citizenship" that he thought of the birthright of all american citizens, no matter what their race.

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