the Jackie Robinson story
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African American baseball players
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Don't let anybody stop you from achieving your goals!
“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” -Winston Churchill
“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill
from IMDb: Jackie Robinson: You want a player who doesn't have the guts to fight back?
Branch Rickey: No. I want a player who's got the guts *not* to fight back.
Jackie Robinson: You give me a uniform, you give me a number on my back, I'll give you the guts.
Pee Wee Reese: Maybe tomorrow, we'll all wear 42, so nobody could tell us apart.
reporter: Baseball was proof positive that democracy was real. A baseball box score after all, is a democratic thing. It doesn't say how big you are, or what religion you follow it does not know how you voted, or the color of your skin, it simply states what kind of ballplayer you were on any particular day.