The world knows Jackie Robinson as the first African-American man to play in Major League Baseball, but there is much more to his legacy.
After his athletic career, Robinson continued his quest for social progress through his work as a columnist for the New York Post and the New York Amsterdam News from 1959 to 1968. The writings offer Robinson’s reflections on issues such as civil rights, interracial marriage and the racism of the Boston Red Sox.
Editor Michael G. Long, also the editor of “First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson,” brings together an anthology of Robinson’s columns in “Beyond Home Plate”, offering fresh insight into the Robinson’s life and work beyond his career on the baseball diamond.
Listen to Michael Long talk about his book:
Power of One Day
PRIDE PROGRAM: April 18, 2015
Last year, more than 150 alumni,
students and faculty and staff members came together to enjoy the outdoors and help beautify the College’s campus together. Volunteers work on a variety of seasonal projects, and family members and friends are most welcome! (Indoor and outdoor projects for all ages and capabilities are available.)