Jackie Robinson On Meet The Press: Black People ‘More Than Patient’ In Seeking Rights, Equality

Jackie Robinson joined “Meet the Press” on April 14, 1957, the day before the MLB’s season opener. This was the first time in a decade that Robinson was not playing for the league. Robinson discussed the state of civil rights and responded to criticism of the NAACP for “moving too fast.” He said Black people have “proven beyond a doubt that [they] have been more than patient in seeking rights.”

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