Jackie Robinson: My Own Story - Jackie Robinson & Wendell Smith

Jackie Robinson: My Own Story

By Jackie Robinson & Wendell Smith

  • Release Date: 2016-01-18
  • Genre: Baseball


Autobiography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, beginning with his athletic career and dealing particularly with baseball and the first step toward equal participation by African Americans in this great sport.
“I believe that a man’s race, color, and religion should never constitute a handicap. The denial to anyone, anywhere, any time of equality of opportunity to work is incomprehensible to me. Moreover, I believe that the American public is not as concerned with a first baseman’s pigmentation as it is with the power of his swing, the dexterity of his slide, the gracefulness of his fielding, or the speed of his legs.”—From Foreword by Branch Hickey