MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

Historic Photo of Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson played at Ebbets Field for the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson overcame major obstacles to play in Major League Baseball in the 1940's. He went on to become a legend in the game and a trailblazer for African American athletes.

Creator: Columbia Spectator

Source: Columbia University Archives - Rare Books and Manuscripts

Rights: Columbia University

Produced by CCNMTL, Chase, Teachers College, and CCI