The Unknown Truth Behind Jackie Robinson's Unbelievable Road to Success

Jackie Robinson struggled more than you might have thought. The first person of color to ever play professional baseball had to overcome poverty, familial strife, and even a lawsuit with the U.S. Army... 

The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Jackie Robinson had an incredibly rough life before he got paid to put on cleats and run around a diamond every day. Despite the love and admiration he received when he became a baseball legend, he had to break the color barrier in many other aspects of his life as well. 


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