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Various Letters to Jackie Robinson [Decimalized .01-.09]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09754 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: various Type: Header Record Date: 1957-1963 Pagination: 9 letters

Summary of Content: Collection consists of nine letters to Jackie Robinson dated 1957 to 1963. All correspondents are U.S. politicians and presidents such as Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. Jackie Robinson continued his civil rights advocacy following post-baseball. His retirement led to a job as the Vice President of a coffee company, Chock Full O' Nuts, and a featured writer for the New York Post.

People: Nixon, Richard Milhous, 1913-1994
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David)., 1890-1969
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963
Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementCivil RightsAfrican American HistoryAfrican AmericansPresidentSenateVoting RightsAthletesPoliticians

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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