Thursday, January 31, 2019

A centennial

Baseball great Jackie Robinson was born 100 years ago today. As a Second Lieutenant in the then-segregated wartime U.S. Army, he figured in a famous court-martial after objecting to being told to go to the back of the bus. He was acquitted. A powerful, moving special section of today's New York Times is dedicated to him, and notes the case on page F4.

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