History: Jackie Robinson, Integration, and Christianity

June 4, 2010

Jackie steals home. The real danger in stealing home comes if your own team mate swings...

We all know of the great Jackie Robinson and the seminal role he played in the integration of America’s pastime. CNN’s “Belief Blog” had an interesting story up today about the role that the Christian religion played in facilitating these historic events.

“Robinson’s beliefs helped convince Branch Rickey, the pious Brooklyn Dodgers executive, to make Robinson a racial pioneer…The pivotal meeting between Rickey and Robinson revolved around theology – not baseball ..”

Read more here.

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