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Years before Colin Kaepernick was born, Jackie Robinson wrote: “I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world.”

Only other time the Pirates have given up as many as 47 runs in a three-game series, Jackie Robinson was the Brooklyn Dodgers' cleanup hitter in 1950. Extensions for everyone! (Except the Class AA manager, of course.) #DKPS  #Pirates 

It's your last chance to see “In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson” at the Museum of the City of New York:

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Years before Colin Kaepernick was born, Jackie Robinson wrote: “I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world.”

On May 14, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower met with baseball legend Jackie Robinson and former baseball player turned comedian Joe E. Brown in the Oval Office. Credit: National Archives and Records Administration

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In 'Child Of The Dream,' Jackie Robinson's Daughter Recounts Her Life In 1963

Smokey Robinson was devastated when he heard about Jackie Wilson's heart attack on stage in 1975. "If he had to go down, that's where he wanted to go down because he was the stage master."

#MarkwoodRdBridge work will require eastbound single-lane closures on the Jackie Robinson Parkway one or two nights a week from 9/9 to 10/4 between 11PM & 5AM. One eastbound lane will be maintained at all times.

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“Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.” --Jackie Robinson#sotrue 

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As we celebrate Black History Month and Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday, we celebrate the life of all whose courage opened the gates for everybody, and in the process, made America better.

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Jackie Robinson: “I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world." If you’re tweeting to celebrate Jackie today, it’s only consistent to support Kaepernick as well.

Lonzo's new sleeve features: ➖ MLK ➖ Rosa ParksJackie RobinsonMalcolm X ➖ Harriet TubmanBarack Obama "The Marathon Continues" at the top of the arm 🏁 (via stevebutchertattoos/IG)

72 years ago today, Jackie Robinson breaks the MLB color barrier when he steps on Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers ✊

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Every retweet this gets = a thank you to Jackie Robinson. #Jackie42 

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On This Date: 71 years ago, Jackie Robinson broke down the color barrier, becoming the first African-American to play in MLB. #JackieRobinsonDay 

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"... I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world." - Jackie Robinson, 1972

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