Jackie Robinson Biography

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond. From this humble beginning would grow the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball's color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years.


Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility
NAACP's prestigious Springarn Medal


In 1947, Jackie Robinson engineered the integration of professional sports in America by breaking the color barrier in baseball.


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Words of Wisdom

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

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January 31st 2019 marks jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday. Stay tuned to the Jackie Robinson Centennial Birthday Event Calendar & Timeline, for events the whole year long!

Updated Jackie Robinson Website

CMG Worldwide is excited to announce the new and improved website of Jackie Robinson. Dive into the website’s updated visuals and content—the design is thoroughly modernized, responsive, and ready to explore! Check back periodically for the latest announcements and posts about Jackie Robinson, and be sure to follow his official accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

Jackie Robinson’s final interview

Click the play button below to listen to Jackie Robinson’s Final Interview on Oct. 18, 1972:   This exclusive radio interview by Larry Upton, a former shortstop in the Brooklyn Dodger Organization and a Boston radio sportscaster and anchorman, is the last reported interview of the legendary Robinson, before he died of a heart attack […]

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