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Robinson not only was one of the best players in the history of baseball, he may own the distinction of being the most important: in 1947, he became the first black player in the modern era to play in the Major Leagues (for the Brooklyn Dodgers)--to be accurate, though, Robinson actually broke the color barrier the year before when he played for the Montreal Royals, the Dodgers' Triple-A minor league affiliate.
Black journalists themselves said little about baseball's color barrier until the 1930s.
It helped break the color barrier for popular music on television.
Bill Russell helped to permanently break the color barrier in Boston basketball.
Considered a Brooklyn icon as the site Jackie Robinson signed his first Major League Baseball contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947, the building is prominently located and noted for its white masonry and extensive glass facade.
Joe Torre was a 7-year-old kid living in New York in 1947 when Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball, breaking the color barrier as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Supreme Court rulings before Hawkins broke the color barrier for students at the University of Florida.
Johnson broke the color barrier again in 1966 as a reporter on the staff of The New York Times, one of the first black journalists to work as a foreign correspondent for a major daily newspaper.
The Dodgers' standard of excellence, from their breaking of the color barrier with Jackie Robinson to their continued support of the Los Angeles community and their diverse fans, resonates deep within me.
As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's self-imposed color barrier, it is more than appropriate to look at the state of the game from an African-American perspective.
When they wanted someone to transcend the color barrier, they had to have an exciting example but also someone who could mentally take it, and would be strong enough to carry others.
The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian shattered the color barrier in science over a decade before Jackie Robinson did in baseball.
The Real Pepsi Challenge: The Inspirational Story of Breaking the Color Barrier in American Business By Stephanie Capparell Wall Street Journal Books/Free Press, January 2007 $25, ISBN 0-743-26571-3
Its entry rotunda will honor Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers legend who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947.
In 1949-50 the English choreographer broke the city's color barrier by allowing JB and other talented African Americans (including John Jones, Billy Wilson, and later, Judith Jamison) to study with him.