the main Black baseball player to play in the American significant associations during the twentieth hundred years. On April 15, 1947, Robinson broke the many years old "variety line" of Major League Baseball when he showed up on the field for the National League Brooklyn Dodgers.
Armed force and went to official up-and-comer school; he was charged a second lieutenant in 1943. Robinson confronted court-military in 1944 for declining to follow a request that he sit at the rear of a tactical transport.
After leaving the military, he played proficient football in Hawaii and baseball with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League, where he drew the consideration of the president and senior supervisor of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey.
He was a representative for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and showed up with Martin Luther King, Jr. With his acceptance in 1962, Robinson turned into the primary Black individual in the Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, New York.
His self-portrayal, I Never Had It Made, was distributed in 1972. In 1984 Robinson was post mortem granted the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the most noteworthy distinction for an American non military personnel.