Today, April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Unfortunately this day didn't change people's attitudes & he still had to endure immense racism from businesses, "fans", and fellow players as well; and he did it all with grace. Happy Jackie Robinson Day.
After transferring to UCLA from Pasadena Junior College, Jackie Robinson showed his versatility by becoming the Bruins’ only four-sport letterman—in football, basketball, track and field, and baseball. Photo dated: March 19, 1940.