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|Creator:||United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation|
Jackie Robinson made history as the first African-American to play baseball in the Major Leagues when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946. Mr. Robinson was never the subject of an FBI investigation; however, his name came to the attention of the FBI as a result of his National Association for the Advancement of Colored People membership. In 1949, he testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the hearings regarding Communist Infiltration of Minority Groups.
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|Types:||Federal government records | Text|
|Subjects:||Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 | African American baseball players--United States | Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) | Discrimination in sports--United States | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | African American civil rights workers--United States | African Americans--Politics and government | United States--Race relations | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729 | United States, New York, New York, Brooklyn, 40.678178, -73.944158 | United States, New Jersey, 40.058324, -74.405661|
|Collection:||FBI Freedom of Information Act Collection|
|Institution:||Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|Contributors:||United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation|
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|Persistent Link to Item:||http://vault.fbi.gov/Jack%20Roosevelt%20%28Jackie%29%20Robinson|