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Was Jackie Robinson a Civil-Rights Leader?

 

Before reading this story, would you have considered Jackie Robinson a civil-rights leader? Would you consider him a civil-rights leader now? Explain your answers.

Jackie Robinson was an "independent" when it came to politics. Did that help, hurt or not make a difference in the standing he maintained with leaders across the political divide? Explain your answer.

Provide your assessment of Jackie Robinson's contributions not just to baseball, and the breaking of the "color line," but to American life in general.


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