Inside the Vault: Jackie Robinson

Originally broadcast on May 29, 2020, this session of Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection explores a comic book about Jackie Robinson’s rookie year and letters written by Richard Nixon and Robert Kennedy to Jackie Robinson about the Civil Rights Movement. Jason Butler, a professional learning facilitator from DeKalb County (Georgia) School District and Taína Quiñones, manager of content development at the Jackie Robinson Museum, joined the curators for the conversation. 

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    • The pages of Negro Heroes, No. 2 related to Jackie Robinson: 5:26–36:28
    • A 1957 letter from Richard Nixon to Jackie Robinson: 52:40–1:00:48
    • A 1961 letter from Robert Kennedy to Jackie Robinson: 1:02:14–1:10:25

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