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Jackie Robinson


My favorite non-complainer of all time may be Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball.
Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  U.S. baseball player who, in 1947, broke through the color barrier and faced harassment with equanimity (calmness) to pave the way for other African-Americans to play major league ball (1919-1972)
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  • My favorite non-complainer of all time may be Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Jackie Robinson was the first.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • She actually liked Malcolm X. She put him in nearly the same category as her other civil rights heroes, Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Kennedys-any Kennedy.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Jackie Robinson.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying

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  • Jackie Robinson.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Yeah, that’s it, like Jackie Robinson.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • JACKIE ROBINSON, AS FEATURED IN THE 1950S SERIES.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Folks had to wait for Jackie Robinson.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • Like Jackie Robinson?
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • What you talking about Jackie Robinson.
    August Wilson  --  Fences

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  • Jackie Robinson wasn’t nobody.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • Now, while I stood there listening to the old men in their praise of Jackie Robinson, I remembered something else.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • I used to have a photo of Jackie Robinson hanging in my office, and it saddened me that so many students couldn’t identify him, or knew little about him.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The old men down at the end of the bar were still talking about Jackie Robinson.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • There are no better role models than people like Jackie Robinson and Sandy Blatt.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • And I wondered if the one in that cell uptown would call on Jackie Robinson as the other one had called on Joe Louis.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • In 1947, JACKIE ROBINSON pioneered the integration of American professional athletics by becoming the first black player in major-league baseball.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • He loved the Brooklyn Dodgers-Don Newcombe, Roy Campanella, and Jackie Robinson, especially Jackie Robinson.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • At that moment, like a fleet-footed Jackie Robinson, Fidel was off to "steal" home.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • He loved the Brooklyn Dodgers-Don Newcombe, Roy Campanella, and Jackie Robinson, especially Jackie Robinson.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • He never lived to see his dreams fulfilled, but when I thumb through his old brown briefcase filled with his paperwork from forty-five years ago, the notes and papers he left behind reveal a man in constant thought: references to Dostoyevsky, Faulkner, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Jackie Robinson, and notebooks upon notebooks filled with sermons and Bible verses.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • These were heard alongside an astonishing array of famous names, including ex-presidents Hoover and Truman, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, popular actors such as Dick Powell and Barbara Stanwyck, sports figures such as baseball Hall of Famers Bobby Doerr and Jackie Robinson, literary giants such as Thomas Mann and Carl Sandburg, and a slew of Nobel laureates, including Albert Einstein.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Rose was grumbling to herself, "I’s seen more games than Jackie Robinson.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
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