Everybody's Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story

From: The Whiting


In: Flint
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(810) 237-7333
1241 East Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503
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Thursday, February 2 at 7pm

It was no accident that Jackie Robinson was chosen as the first ballplayer to break the color barrier in the sport known as America's pastime. There were plenty of good athletes in the Negro Leagues: some maybe even better than Jackie. But when Branch Rickey decided to add a black person to the Brooklyn Dodgers, he knew that individual had to be special. He had to be strong enough to stand up to the teammates who would ridicule him, the pitchers who would throw at him and the fans who would send him threats. He had to be able to turn the other cheek, to show that he was the bigger man and to prove that he could be everybody's hero.

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