Jackie Robinson Archives

This Week in Black History

June 17, 2021

  June 17. 1775 – Minuteman Peter Salem Fights In The Battle Of Bunker Hill. June 18, 1863 – The 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry attacks Fort Wagner, S.C. June 19, 1865 – Blacks in Texas are notified of Emancipation Proclamation, issued in 1863. “Juneteenth,” marks the event. June 20, 1953 – Albert W. Dent of… [Read More]

This Week in Black History

April 8, 2021

April 8, 1974 – Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron hits 715 home run, surpassing Babe Ruth as the game’s all-time home-run leader. April 9, 1898 – Paul Robeson, actor, singer, activist, born. April 10, 1947 – Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson becomes first African American to play major league baseball. April 11, 1966 – Emmett Ashford… [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers celebrate 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier

April 18, 2019

On Monday, April 15, 2019, The Milwaukee Brewers celebrated the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier during their game against the St. Louis Cardinals. As part of the celebration, players donned jerseys sporting the number 42. The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Brian Diggs(center), Milwaukee’s Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship… [Read More]

MPS students get a special learning experience on the life of Jackie Robinson

May 3, 2013

Pictured (from left) are MPS superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton, Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson), Commissioner of Baseball Bud Selig and students from Roosevelt Middle School in Milwaukee, after a special screening of the movie “42”.

Jackie Robinson: A hero for all time

April 22, 2013

By Ruthe Latta Growing up in Chicago in the 1950s as the sister of two older brothers, sports was a big deal in our household.   Both of my brothers played sports and they both saw themselves as budding superstars in the making.  Back then, the sport of choice in our neighborhood was baseball, and one… [Read More]