First Class Citizenship

The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson by Michael G. Long

  • Published: Aug 21, 2020

Never-before-published letters offer a rich portrait of the baseball star as a fearless advocate for racial justice at the highest levels of American politics Jackie Robinson's courage on the baseball diamond is one of the great stories of the struggle... read more

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Details of First Class Citizenship

Exact title of the book
First Class Citizenship
Book author
Michael G. Long
ISBN
9781429920193
Publisher
Henry Holt and Co.
Published
Oct 02, 2007
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
384
File size (in PDF)
3456 kB

Some brief overview of book

Never-before-published letters offer a rich portrait of the baseball star as a fearless advocate for racial justice at the highest levels of American politics Jackie Robinson's courage on the baseball diamond is one of the great stories of the struggle for civil rights in America, and his Hall of Fame career speaks for itself. But we no longer hear Robinson speak for himself; his death at age fifty-three in 1972 robbed America of his voice far too soon. In First Class Citizenship, Jackie Robinson comes alive on the page for the first time in decades.

The scholar Michael G. Long has unearthed a remarkable trove of Robinson's correspondence withand personal replies fromsuch towering figures as Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Hubert Humphrey, Nelson Rockefeller, and Barry Goldwater.

These extraordinary conversations reveal the scope and depth of Robinson's effort during the 1950s and 1960s to rid America of racism. Writing eloquently and with evident passion, Robinson charted his own course, offering his support to Democrats and to Republicans, questioning the tactics of the civil rights movement, and challenging the nation's leaders when he felt they were guilty of hypocrisyor worse. Through his words as well as his actions, Jackie Robinson truly personified the "first class citizenship" that he considered the birthright of all Americans, whatever their race.

About author

G. Long is an assistant professor of religious studies at Elizabethtown College and is the author of several books on religion and politics in mid-century America, including Against Us, but for Us Martin Luther King, Jr. and the State and Billy Graham and the Beloved Community America's Evangelist and the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. He lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

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