Jackie Robinson addressing students from Kenya

Jackie Robinson addressing students from Kenya

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New York, New York, United States
Most likely September 10, 1959, possibly September 1960
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Kenya
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Jackie Robinson addressing students from Kenya and East Africa that were brought to the United States to study by the African American Students Foundation. Robinson, who headed the fundraising campaign for the 1959 airlift, was a baseball star, civil rights activist and the first African-American Major League Baseball player. Most likely this photo is from 1960.
Photo courtesy of Cora Weiss.
Collection: African American Students Foundation (Cora Weiss) collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections