Thursday, April 17, 2014

Photo: Read a note Jackie Robinson penned about breaking color barrier

Courtesy RR Auction

Earlier this week, Major League Baseball honored the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier.

There was also another Robinson-related occurrence that happened earlier this week: A note written by Robinson discussing the importance of smashing the color barrier sold for an astounding $13,021 at an auction.

The note, auctioned off by RR Auction in Boston, was written in response to a question asking what he considered to be his greatest accomplishment.

This is what Robinson had to say:

“I believe my greatest accomplishment was my ability to accept the racial abuse I did early as it was certainly not my nature to do so.”

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