Document Type

Essay

Publication/Presentation Date

12-14-2012

Academic Year

2012-2013

Abstract/Description

By focusing on Jackie Robinson's rise to the major leagues, I suggest that the integration of baseball preceded the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because of: economics; the impact of World War II,; the black press; the socialist press; the Great Migration; and the success of other black athletes. Integration was originally maintained and able to flourish because of the role of Commissioner "Happy" Chandler and the effect of Brown vs. Board. I also explore the pace of integration for basketball and football.

Comments

Africana Studies Essay Contest, 2013, First place winner.

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