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Title 42 today : Jackie Robinson and his legacy / edited by Michael G. Long ; foreword by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon ; afterword by Kevin Merida.
Publication New York : Washington Mews Books, an imprint of New York University Press, [2021]
Description xiv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Washington mews books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword : Taking Jackie Robinson seriously / Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon -- Introduction : That day / Michael G. Long -- Foundations. The owner / Howard Bryant ; A Methodist life / Randal Jelks -- Baseball. Jackie Robinson ball / George Vecsey ; Telling it the right way / Jonathan Eig ; A champion of nonviolence? / Mark Kurlansky ; The white media missed it / Chris Lamb ; On retiring 42 / David Naze -- Civil rights and politics. Before the world failed him / Sridhar Pappu ; The dilemma of the Black Republican / Gerald Early ; "I've got to be me" : Robinson and the long Black freedom struggle / Yohuru Williams 00 The wide world of sports. The first famous jock for justice / Peter Dreier ; Supporting Black women athletes / Amira Rose Davis ; The challenges of a gay Jackie Robinson / Adam Amal Rogers -- Afterword : The legacy of perfection / Kevin Merida.
Summary ""42 Today" is an exploration of Jackie Robinson and his legacy."-- Provided by publisher.
Jackie Robinson walked onto the diamond on April 15, 1947, as first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, making history as the first African American to integrate Major League Baseball in the twentieth century. Today a national icon, Robinson was a complicated man who navigated an even more complicated world that both celebrated and despised him. This collection of essays explores Robinson's perspectives and legacies on civil rights, sports, faith, youth, and nonviolence, while providing rare glimpses into the struggles and strength of one of the nation's most athletically gifted and politically significant citizens. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972.
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 -- Influence.
African American baseball players -- Biography.
Discrimination in sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972. (OCoLC)fst00046870
African American baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00799042
Discrimination in sports. (OCoLC)fst00895130
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Long, Michael G., editor.
Burns, Ken, 1953- writer of foreword.
Burns, Sarah, 1982- writer of foreword.
McMahon, David, 1976- writer of foreword.
Merida, Kevin, writer of afterword.
Alt Title Forty-two today : Jackie Robinson and his legacy
Jackie Robinson and his legacy
Related To Online version: 42 today New York : New York University Press, 2021. 9781479805631 (DLC) 2020015027
ISBN 9781479805624 hardcover
1479805629 hardcover
Standard # 40030418634

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