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Social Studies: The Noble Experiment

Social Studies: The Noble Experiment from I Never Had It Made
Jackie Robinson and Segregation (p. 287)

In the 1940s, African Americans faced many barriers created by prejudice. Segregation kept blacks from using schools, restaurants, and hospitals used by whites. Baseball was also plagued by segregation. Jackie Robinson would help change that. For more about Robinson and segregation, explore the sites below.

Jackie Robinson: Civil Rights Advocate http://www.archives.gov/ exhibits/ featured_documents/ jackie_robinson_letter/
A look at Jackie Robinson and the Civil Rights Movement

Black Baseball http://www.cnnsi.com/ features/ 1997/ blackbaseball/ timeline.html
From Sports Illustrated comes this timeline of Black Baseball: "Long before Jackie Robinson stepped on the field for the Dodgers, black baseball had amassed a history all its own."