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Feb 27: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Jackie Robinson

Longtime Bedford-Stuyvesant resident Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia, in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. Robinson excelled early in all sports. Jackie Robinson attended UCLA where he became the first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports: baseball, basketball, football and track. In 1941, he was named to the All-American football […]