Adult Books and Histories Jackie Robinson: A Life Remembered Doubleday, 1982. 367p.

Adult Books and Histories
• Allen, Maury. Jackie Robinson: A Life Remembered. New York: Watts, 1987. 260p.
• Barber, Walter (“Red”). 1947: When All Hell Broke Loose in Baseball. Garden City, NY:
Doubleday, 1982. 367p.
• Dorinson, Joseph, and Joram Warmund, eds. Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports, and the
American Dream.
• (Selected papers from a conference held April 3-5, 1997, at Long Island University in
Brooklyn, NY.)
• Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1998. 264 p.
• Falkner, David. Great Time Coming: The Life of Jackie Robinson from Baseball to
Birmingham. New York: Simon &
• Schuster, 1995. 382 p.
• Frommer, Harvey. Rickey and Robinson: The Men Who Broke Baseballs’s Color Barrier.
New York: Macmillan,
• 1982. 240p. illus.
• Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster,
1997, 261 p.
• Honig, Donald. The Plot to Kill Jackie Robinson. Fiction. New York: Dutton, 1992. 261p.
• Kahn, Roger. The Boys of Summer. New York: HarperCollins, 1972.
• Limonchik, Abe, ed. Jackie Robinson: A Part of Montreal’s History. (Proceedings of the
symposium on the removal of racial barriers in professional baseball.) Published jointly in
both English and French. Montreal: Organizing
• Committee of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Jackie Robinson’s Presence in
Montreal, 2000. 124 p.
• Mann, Arthur. The Jackie Robinson Story. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1951. 224p.
• Rampersad, Arnold. Jackie Robinson: A Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997
• Robinson, Jackie. Baseball Has Done It. Edited by Charles Dexter. Philadelphia:
Lippincott, 1964, 216p.
• Robinson, Jackie. I Never Had It Made. New York: G.P/ Putnam, 1972. 287p.
• Robinson, Rachel, with Lee Daniels. Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait. New York:
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.,
• 1996. 240p.
• Robinson, Sharon. Stealing Home: An Intimate Family Portrait by the Daughter of Jackie
Robinson. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. 213p.
• Rowan, Carl T., with Jackie Robinson.. Wait Til Next Year: The Life Story of Jackie
Robinson. New York: Random House, 1960. 339p. illus.
• Schoor, Gene. Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hero. New York: G.P/ Putnam, 1958. 187p.
• Stout, Glenn, and Dick Johnson, eds. Jackie Robinson : Between the Baselines. (Collection
of essays by popular baseball writers.) San Francisco: Woodford Prss, 1997. 204p. ill.
• Tygiel, Jules. Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1983. 392p. illus. Expanded edition published 1997, Oxford
University Press, New York.
• Tygiel, Jules, ed. The Jackie Foundation Reader. (Anthology of notable writings about
Robinson.) New York: Dutton, 1997. 280 p.
• Weidhorn, Manfred. Jackie Robinson. New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993.
207p. illus.
Books For Children and Young Adults
• Adler, David A. Jackie Robinson: He Was the First. New York: Holiday House, 1989. 48p.
• Alvarez, Mark. The Official Baseball Hall of Fame Story of Jackie Robinson. New York:
Little, Simon, 1990. 96p. illus.
• Brandt, Keith. Jackie Robinson: A Life of Courage. Illustrated by Marcy Ramsey. Mahwah,
NJ: Troll Associates, 1992. 48p. Illus.
• Cohen, Barbara. Thank You, Jackie Robinson. Fiction. New York: Lothrop, 1988.
• Davidson, Margaret. The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball. New York:
Dell, 1988. 92p.
• Denenberg, Barry. Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson. New York: Scholastic
Books, 1990. 117p.
• Epstein, Samuel, and Beryl Epstein. Jackie Robinson: Baseball’s Gallant Fighter.
Chamaign, IL: Garrard, 1974. 96p. illus.
• Farr, Naunerle C. Babe Ruth; Jacke Robinson. West Haven, CT: Pendulum Press, 1979.
63p. illus.
• Frommer, Harvey. Jackie Robinson. New York: Watts, 1984 117p.
• Golenbock, Peter. Teammates. illustrated by Paul Bacon. San Diego: Gulliver Books, 1990.
30p. illus. (About Robinson and Pee Wee Reese)
• Grabowski, Jack F. Baseball Legends: Jackie Robinson. Introduction by Jim Murray. New
York: Chelsea House, 1991. 64p. Illus.
• Greene, Carol. Jackie Robinson: Baseball’s First Black Major Leaguer. Chicago: Childrens
Press, 1990. 47p.
• Johnson, Spencer, M.D. The Value of Courage: The Story of Jackie Robinson. Illustrated
by Pileggi. San Diego: ValueTales, 1977. 64p. illus.
• Lord, Bette Bao. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. New York: Harper & Row,
• Mann, Arthur. The Jackie Robinson Story. New York: Low, 1950. 120p.
• O’Connor, Jim. Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball. Illustrated by Jim
Butcher. New York: Random House, 1948. 48p. illus.
• Olsen, James T. Jackie Robinson: Pro Ball’s First Black Star. Illustrated by Harold
Henriksen. Mankato, Minn: Creative Education, 1974. 29p. illus.
• Orr, Jack. The Black Athlete: His Story in American History. Intro. by Jackie Robinson.
New York: Lion Press, 1969. 157p.
• Reiser, Howard. Jackie Robinson: Baseball Pioneer. New York: Franklin Watts, 1992. 59
• Robinson, Jackie, and Alfred Duckett. Breakthrough to the Big Leagues: The Story of
Jackie Robinson. New York:
• Harper and Row, 1965. 178 p.
• Robinson, Jackie. Jackie Robinson’s Little League Baseball Book. Englewood Cliffs, NJ:
Prentice-Hall, 1972. 135p. illus.
• Robinson, Jackie, as told to Wendell Smith. My Own Story. Foreword by Branch Rickey.
New York: Greenberg, 1948.
• 172p. illus.
• Roeder, Bill. Jackie Robinson. New York: A.S. Barnes, 1950. 183p.
• Rudeen, Kenneth. Jackie Robinson. Illustrated by Richard Cuffari. New York: Crowell,
1971. 40p. illus.
• Sabin, Francene. Jackie Robinson. Illustrated by Michael Sheean. Mahwah, NJ: Troll
Asociates, 1985. 187p. col. illus.
• Sanford, William R. and Carl R. Green. Jackie Robinson. New York: Crestwood House,
1992. 46p.
• Scott, Richard. Jackie Robinson. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. 110p. illus.
• Shapiro, Milton J. Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers. New York: Julian Messner,
1973. 192p. illus.
• Shapiro, Milton. J. Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers. New York: Washington
Square Press, 1968. 248p. illus.
• Shorto, Russell. Jackie Robinson and the Breaking of the Color Barrier. Brookfield, CT:
Millbrook Press, 1991. 28p. illus.
Book Excerpts and Chapters
• Allen, Harold C. “Jackie Robinson.” in: his Great Black Americans. West Haven, CT:
Pendulum Press, 1971. Pp. 97-126.
• Allen, Lee, and Thomas Meany. “Jackie Robinson.” in: his Kings of the Diamond. New
york: G.P. Putnam, 1965. Pp. 130-133.
• “Baseball Remembers Jackie Robinson.” In: Richard Levin, ed. Major League Baseball
1987 All-Star Game Program. New York: R.R. Donneley & Sons, 1987. Pp. 4-7
• Allen, Lee, and Thomas Meany. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Kings of the Diamond. New
York: G.P. Putnam, 1965. pp. 130 - 133.
• “Baseball Remembers Jackie Robinson.” in: Richard Levin, ed. Major league Baseball
1987 All-Star Game Program. New York: R.R. Donneley & Sons, 1987. pp. 4-7
• Bonner, Mary G. “Jackie Robinson.” in her: Baseball Rookies Who Made Good. New york:
Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. pp. 131- 139.
• Bontemps, Arna. “Jackie Robinson” in his: Famous Negro Athletes. New York: Dodd,
Mead, 1964. pp. 57-70.
• Broeg, Bob. “Jackie Robinson..” in his: Super Stars of Baseball. St. Louis: The Sporting
News, 1971. pp. 201-208.
• Broom, Larry. “ The Jackie Robinson Case.” in J.T. Talamini and C.H. Page, eds., Sport
and Society: An Anthology. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973. pp. 234-240.
• Brosnan, Jim. “Jackie Robinson.” in: his Great Rookies of the Major Leagues. New York:
Random House, 1966.pp. 9-25.
• Brown, Ray B. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Contemporary Heroes and Heroines. Detroit:
Gale Research, 1990.pp. 331-336.
• Burchard, S.H. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Book of Baseball Greats. New York: Harcourt,
Brace, Jovanovich, 1983. pp. 36-39.
• Butler, Hal. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Sports Heroes Who Wouldn’t Quit. New York:
Julian Messner, 1978. pp. 43-53.
• Cope, Myron. “Jackie Robinson.” in Zander Hollander, ed., Great American Athletes of the
20th Century. New York: Random House, 1966. pp. 124-127.
• Cosell, Howard, with Mickey Herskowitz. “Jackie Taught Us All.” in his: Cosell. Chicago:
Playboy Press, 1973. pp 83-96.
• Daley, Arthur. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Sports of the Times. New York: E.P. Dutton,
1959. pp. 113-115.
• Duberman, Martin Baum1. “ The Paris Speech and After (1949). in his: Paul Robeson.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. pp. 360-362.
• Flynn, James J. “ Jackie Robinson.” in his: Negroes of Achievement in Modern America.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1970. pp. 121-137.
• Gutman, Bill. “ Jackie Robinson.” in his: Famous Baseball Stars. New York: Dodd, Mead,
1973. pp. 124 137.
• Honig, Donald. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Baseball America. New York: Macmillan, 1985.
pp. 25-267.
• Hughes, Langston. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Famous American Negroes. New York:
Dodd, Mead, 1953. pp 139-144.
• “In Memoriam to Jackie Robinson.” in: Bill Shumard, ed. Los Angeles Dodgers 1987
Yearbook. Los Angeles: George Rice & Sons, 1987. pp. 17-19.
• “Jack Roosevelt Robinson.” in: Current Biography Yearbook, 1947. New York: H.W.
Wilson Co., 1947. pp. 544-547.
• “Jackie Robinson.” in: Arthur Gelb, ed. The New York Times Great Lives of the 20th
Century. New York: Times Books, 1988. pp. 529-538.
• “Jackie Robinson.” in: Joseph J. Vecchione, ed. The New York Times Book of Sports
Legends. New York: Times Books,1991.pp. 252-263
• Kahn, Roger. “Jackie Robinson.” in: Ed Fitzgerald, ed. Heroes of Sport. New York:
Bartholomew House, 1960. pp. 137-154.
• Nelson, 1961.
• Kahn, Roger. “Roger Kahn on Jackie Robinson.” in: The Baseball Hall of Fame 50th
Anniversary Book. New York:
• Prentice-Hall, 1988. pp. 214-227.
• Libby, Bill. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Heroes of the Hot Corner. New York: Watts, 1972.
pp. 83-85.
• Mann, Arthur. “The Truth About the Jackie Robinson Case.” in: editiors of Saturday
Evening Post. Sport U.S.A.. New York: Nelson, 1961. pp. 381-391.
• Meany, Tom. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Baseball’s Greatest Players. New York: Grosset
and Dunlap, 1953. pp. 194-204.
• Meany, Tom. “The Trail Blazer.” in his: The Artful Dodgers. New York: A.S. Barnes and
Co., 1953. pp. 86-98.
• Meany, Tom, and Tommy Holmes. “Jackie Robinson.” in their: Baseball’s Best. New
York: Watts, 1964. pp. 160-168.
• Metcalf, Geoge R. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Black Profiles. New York: McGraw-Hill,
1968. pp. 143-168.
• Ostler, Scott. “ A Day of Little Challenges.” in: Tom Barnidge, ed. Best Sports Stories of
1988. St. Louis: The Sporting News, 1988. pp. 87-93.
• Oursler, Fulton. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Why I know There is a God. Garden City, NY:
Doubleday, 1950. pp. 67-84.
• Peterson, Robert A. “ And the Walls Came Tumbling Down.” in his: Only the Ball Was
White: The Story of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams. New
York: Prentice Hall, 1970.pp. 182-205.
• Prince, Carl E. “ Integration: Dodgers’ Dilemma, Dodgers’ Response.” in his: Brooklyn
Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball. New York: Oxford University
Press, 1996. pp. 3-22.
• Reidenbaugh, Lowell. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Cooperstown: Where Baseball’s Legends
Live Forever, St. Louis, MO: The Sporting News, 1983. pp. 221-222.
• Robinson, Jackie. “The Guts Not to Fight Back.” in: Laurence T. Lorimer, ed. Breaking In.
New York: Random House, 1974. pp. 173-198.
• Robinson, Jackie. “ My Greatest Game.” in: Don Schiffer, ed. My Greatest Game. New
York: A.S. Barnes, 1950. chpt. 13
• Robinson, Jackie. “Trouble Ahead Needn’t Bother You.” in: Norman V. Peale, ed. Faith
Made Them Champions. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1955. pp. 238-241.
• Robinson, Jackie, and Wendell Smith. “Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training.” in S.A.
Reiss, ed. The American Sporting Experience: An Historical Anthology. New York:
Leisure Press, 1984. pp. 365- 370.
• Robinson, Jackie, As told to Fred Down. “20 Years Later.” in Fred Down, ed. Sports AllStars 1967 Baseball. New York: Maco Publishing Co., 1967. pp. 42-49.
• Robinson, Ray. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Speed Kings of the Base Paths. New York: G.P.
Putnam, 1964. pp. 33-49.
• Rosenthal, Harold. “Storybook Stars in Brooklyn.” in: Bruce Jacobs. ed. Baseball Stars of
1953. New York: Lion Books, 1953. pp. 134-138. Robinson and Pee Wee Reese.
• Rust, Art, Jr. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Get that Nigger Off the Field. New York.
Delacorte, 1976. pp. 63-81.
• Schoor, Gene. “He Broke the Line: Jackie Robinson.” in his: Courage Makes the
Champion. Princeton, NJ: Van Nostrand, 1967. pp. 49-59.
• Shapiro, Milton J. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: The Year They Won the MVP Award. New
York: Julian Messner, 1966. pp. 105-125.
• Sloate, Susan. “ Jackie Robinson.” in her: Hotshots: Baseball Greats of the Game When
They Were Kids. Boston: Little, Brown, 1991. pp. 42-47.
• Smith, Robert M. “Jack Roosevelt Robinson, First Black Across the Line.” in his: Pioneers
of Baseball. Boston: Little,
• Brown, 1978. chpt. 14
• Smith, Robert M. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Heroes of Baseball. Cleveland: World
Publishing Co., 1952. pp. 213-224
• Smith, Walter (“Red”). “Jackie Robinson.” in: Verna Reamer, ed. The Best of Red Smith.
New York: Watts, 1963. pp. 65-69.
• Stratton, Madeline R. “Jackie Robinson.” in her: Negroes Who Helped Build America. New
York and Chicago: Ginn, 1964. pp. 144-154.
• Sullivan, George. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Great Lives: Sports. New York: Scribners,
1988. pp. 209-217.
• Vass, George. “Jackie Robinson.: in his: Champions of Sports: Adventures in Courage.
Chicago: Reily and Lee, 1970 chpt.2
• Walman, Frank. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Famous American Athletes of Today. 11th
series. New York: Page, 1949. pp. 237-257.
• Wolitzer, Hilma. “ Jackie Robinson.” in: Danny Peary, ed. Cult Baseball Players. New
York: Fireside, 1990.pp. 208-212.
• Young, Andrew S.N. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Negro First in Sports. New York: Johnson
Publishing Co., 1963. pp. 115-161
• Young, Andrew S.N. “Jackie Robinson.: in his: Great Negro Baseball Stars and How They
Made the Major Leagues. New York: A.S. Barnes, 1953. pp. 3-49, 105-120
• Young, Andrew S.N. “Jackie Robinson.” in his: Negro Firsts in Sports. New York:
Johnson Publishing Co., 1963; pp. 115-161.
Articles and Essays
• Adderton, Donald. “Spirit of Jackie Robinson Pervades All-Star Ceremonies.” Jet, 52
(May 5, 1977). pp. 52-54
• “After Ten Years.” Newsweek, 48 (Dec. 24, 1956). p.49.
• Anderson, Dave. “ A Flame Grew in Brooklyn. “ The New York Times, Dec. 5, 1971.
• Anderson, Dave. “When the Dodgers Ignored Robinson.” The New York Times, April 15,
1987. p.B7.
• “Are They Ganging Up on Jackie?”. Our World, IX (August 1954). pp. 42-46.
Barber, Walter (“Red”). “I Never Had It Made.” [Book Review] The New York Times,
Nov. 12, 1972.
Barber, Walter (“Red). “Lead-Off Man.” New Republic, CLXXXIX (July 4, 1983). pp.
“Baseball: Batting At Robinson.” Newsweek, 29 (May 1947). p. 88.
Behn, Tobert D. “Branch Rickey As Public Manager: Fullfilling the Eight
Responsibilities of Public Management.” Unpublished article, 1997. 34 p.
Benjamin, Peter. “Then and Now.” New York Times Magazine, (April 15, 1962). 84+.
Berkow, Ira. “Jackie Robinson? Who’s That?” The New York Times , Dec. 10, 1989.
Bims, H.J. “Black America Says Goodbye, Jackie.” Ebony, XXVIII (December 5, 1961).
pp. 97-98.
“Black Pioneer Jackie Robinson Dead.” The Sporting News, Nov.1, 1972, p.35.
Bowen, C.D. “A Quarter Century: Its Human Triumphs.” Look , XXV (Decenber 5,
1961). pp. 97.-98.
“Branch Breaks the Ice: Brooklyn Signed Jack Roosevelt Robinson, Negro Shortstop.”
Time, XLVI (November 5. 1945). p.77.
Branch, William. “Jackie Robinson Helped Break Golf’s Color Bar. “The New York
Times, July 7, 1996. p. E8.
Brockenbury, L.I., and Bill Libby. “Tale of Two Brothers: Jack and Mack Robinson. “
Sepia, 11 (October 1962). pp. 66-72.
“Brooklyn Dodgers Sign First Negro to Play For Organized Baseball.” Life, XIX
(November 26, 1945). pp. 133-134.
Broun, Heywood Hale. “Gallant Was the Word For Him.” The New York Times, Oct. 29,
Brown, G.F. “Jackie Robinson: Two Years After Baseball.” Sepia, 7 (January 1959), pp.
Buckley, William F. Jr.: on the Right: Jackie Robinson Strikes Out.” Distributed by
Washington Star Syndicate, Inc., circa 1965.
Campamella, Roy. “Jackie Greatest Competitor I’ve Ever Seen.” New York Daily News,
Oct. 25, 1972.
“Can Jackie Make the Hall Of Fame?” Negro History Bulletin, XVII (October 1953). p.6.
“Capture the Pioneer Spirit.” (Grade -Perfect Theme Club units). Instructor, Vol 104 N 3.
(Oct 1994). p..36.
Cosell, Howard. “Great Moments in Sport: Jackie Breaks the Barrier.” Sport, XXXI
(June 1961). pp 78-91.
Creamer, Robert. “Perspective.” Sports Illustrated, LVII (November 1, 1983). pp. 99100.
Creamer, Robert. “The Daring Jackie Robinson Had the Stamp of a Very Special
Ballplayer.” Sports Illustrated, Vol 57, (Nov 1, 1983). p. 99+.J
Curvin, Robert. “Remembering Jackie Robinson.” New York Times Magazine (April 4,
1982). 46+.
Daley, Arthur. “Between Two Putouts.” Baseball Digest, XVI (March 1957). pp. 72-75.
Davis, Hal. “The Court-Martial of Lt. Jackie Robinson; Fifty Years Later, A Defense
Lawyer Remembers His Client-The Future Baseball Legend. (William A Cline
remembers his representation of Jackie Robinson on Army Insubordination charges
before Robinson’s baseball career.) The National Law Journal, Vol 17 N 3. (Sept. 19,
1994) p. A12
Dawidoff, Nicholas. “Recalling Jackie Robinson; Carl Erskine Visits an Exhibition
Celebrating His Teammate.” Sports Illustrated, Vol 67 (Sept 28, 1987). p.70+.
“Day in the Life of Jackie Robinson.” Ebony, 13 (August 1958). pp. 90-92.
Deford, Frank. “40 Christmases Later; What Began with Jackie Robinson Is Not Yet
Done.” Sports Illustrated, Vol 65 (Dec 22, 1986). p. 172.
Ditrani, Vinny. “When Jackie Robinson Broke Down the Barriers.” Baseball Digest.
XLVI (August 1987). pp. 64-69.
Doughterty, Bill. “The Jackie Robinson of Today.” Baseball Digest, X (July 24, 1965).
pp. 25-28.
Dowling, Tom. “Jackie Robinson 25 Years Later.” Baseball Digest, XXXI (March 1972).
pp. 72-75.
Durslag, Melvin. “Leo Durocher and Jackie Robinson.” TV Guide, XII (July 24, 1965).
pp. 12-13
Dwyre, Bill. “Racing Into History.” Los Angeles Times, April 15, 1997.
Ellis, E.B. “As We Read the Letter: Adam Clayton Powell-Jackie Robinson
Controversy.” Sepia, 12 (July 1963). pp.25-27.
Enders, Eric. “Athlete of the Century.” Published electronically on Jackie Robinson
Society website, April 1997.
Enders, Eric. “Jackie Robinson and the /civil Rights Movement.” Published electronically
on Jackie Robinson Society website, April 1997.
Enders, Eric. “A Legacy Remembered: 50 Years After Jackie Robinson Shattered
Baseball’s Color Barrier, Central Texans Recall His Time Here As A Basketball Coach.”
Austin American-Statesman, April 15, 1997. p. A1.
Fox, Stephen. “The Education of Branch Rickey.” Civilization, September-October 1995,
p. 52+.
“Friends Recall Jackie Robinson.” Jet, 43 (Nov. 16, 1972). pp. 51-57.
“From First to Fame: Jackie Robinson.” Ebony, XVII (October 1962). pp. 85-86.
Furillo, Bud. “Jackie Robinson: Remembering the Man That Changed Baseball.” Dodger
Blue, VII (April 15, 1987). p.30.
Gaven, Michael. “Jackie Robinson’s Sore Arm.” Baseball Digest, VII (January 1948).
pp. 37-39.
Goren, Herb. “Are They Giving Jackie Robinson the Works?” Baseball Digest, XIV
(September 1955). pp. 77-82.
Goren, Herb. “Jackie Robinson Himself Now.” Baseball Digest, VII (October 1948).pp.
Griffin, Richard. “Jackie Robinson’s Real’ Anniversary.” World Press Review, Vol 43 N
8 (Aug 1996). p.38+.
Gross, Miton. “Why They Boo Jackie Robinson.” Sport, XIV (February 1953). pp. 10-13.
Hageman, William. “Chicago’s 55-year-Old Secret: Jackie Robinson’s Truout With the
White Sox.” Chicago Tribune, March 26, 1997.
Halberstam, David. “Jackie Robinson.” Sport, LXXVII (December 1986). pp. 10-14.
Harris, Mark. “Jackie Robinson: Major League Baseball’s First Black.” TV Guide, XXV
(August 6, 1977). pp. 10-14.
Harris, Mark. “Where’ve You Gone, Jackie Robinson?” The Nation, Vol 260 No 19
(May 15, 1995). pp. 674+.
Head, John. : Great Granddaddy vs. Jackie Robinson.” Southern Exposure, VII (Fall
1979). pp. 16-17.
Hernandez, Roberto. “De Robinson Depende la Entrada de Negros al Beisbol
Organizado.” [“Entry of Blacks Into Organized Baseball Depends On Robinson.”]
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Herzog, Brad. “A Home Run For the Ages.” Sports Illustrated, Vol 84 No 13 (April 1,
1996). p.1+.
Howerton, Darryl. “Spike on Sports: America’s Most Famous Fan Talks Reggie Miller,
Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, and Jackie Robinson.” (Interview with
Spike Lee). Sport, Vol 86 N 2 (Feb 1995). p76+
“Hurray for Jackie Robinson.” Negro History Bulletin, XVIII (January 1955). p.51.
“Jackie Robinson.” The Crisis, 61 (Dec. 1954). pp. 605-606.
“Jackie Robinson: A Man For All Seasons.” The Crisis, 79 (Dec. 1972). pp. 345-347.
“Jackie Robinson Balks at Treatment of Blacks After Their Careers End.” Jet, 42 (July 6,
1972). p. 51.
“Jackie Robinson Pitching: Before House Un-American Activities Committee.”
Newsweek, 34 (Aug. 1, 1949). pp. 15-19.
“Jackie Robinson’s Double Play.” Life, XXVIII (May 8, 1950). pp. 129-132.
“Jackie Robinson’s Place in History.” (Brief Article) Maclean’s, Vol 109 No 17 (April
22, 1996). p. 12.
Janifer, Raymond E. Sr. “Paul Robeson vs. Jackie Robinson: Black Rebel Heroes in
Conflict.” Publishing information unknown. Author is Assistant Professor of English and
Ethnic Studies at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. 5 pp.
Johnson, Roy S. “Jackie Robinson to Now: A Growing Dominance.” The New York
Times, Oct.28, 1982. p. B17.
Kahn, Roger. “Jackie Robinson.” Sport, XX (December 1971). pp. 64-87.
Kahn, Roger. “The Ten Years of Jackie Robinson.” Sport, XX (October 1955).pp. 1213+.
Kelley, William G. “Jackie Robinson and the Press.” Jounalism Quarterly. LIII ( Spring
1976). pp. 137-139.
Kennedy, Kostya. “Rachel Robinson: Jackie’s Widow Discusses Their Life Together.”
Sports Illustrated, Vol 85 N 12 (Sep 16, 1996). p. 18.
King, Martin Luther Jr. Untitled. Draft of speech given at a testimonial dinner honoring
Jackie Robinson’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Given at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, July 20, 1962. 9 pp.
Kisner, Ronald, and M.C. Thompson. “Jackie Robinson’s Courageous Battle Against
Blindness.” Jet, 43 (Oct. 12, 1972). pp. 52-53.
Kisner, Ronald, and M.C. Thompson. “Troubles Cease For Robinson After 53 Years.”
Jet, 43 (Oct12, 1972). pp. 46-48+.
Klein, Woody. “Jackie Robinson… On Sports, Blacks, Politics, Dope, and Children.”
This Week (newspaper supplement),
Oct. 12, 1969, p. 2.
Koppett, leonard. “ Prejudice Runs Deep.” The Sporting News, March 14, 1970.Kuenster,
John. “Jackie Robinson: His National Impact Was Greater Than Ruth’s.” Baseball
Digest, XXXV (July 1976). pp.15-20.
Lamb, Chris and Bleske, Glen. “Covering the Intergration of Baseball-A Look Back.”
Editor & Publisher, Vol 130 No 4 (Jan 27, 1996). p. 48+.
Lardner, John. “Reese and Robinson: Team Within a Team.” New York Times Magazine,
(September 18, 1949). pp. 17+
Lincoln, Eric. “Robinson Sees Little Progress After 25 Years.” New York Mirror, Dec. 8,
Lipsyte, Robert. ‘Politics and Protest.” The New York Times, Feb. 10, 1968.
Lissner, Will. “Jackie Robinson Splits With G.O.P. Over Nixon Choice.” The New York
Times, August 12, 1968, p. 1.
Lowenfish, Lee E. “Sport, Race, and the Baseball Business: The Jackie Robinson Story
Revisited.” Arena Review, II (Spring 1978). pp. 2-16.
Mann, Arthur. “Say Jack “Robinson: Meet the Dodgers’ Newest Recruit.” Collier’s,
CXVII (March 2, 1946). pp. 67-68.
Massaquor, Hans. “The Breakthrough Stars.” Ebony, Vol 47 N 10 (Aug 1992). p.44+.
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(November 1957). pp. 24-25+
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pp. 8-13.
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1955). pp. 46-47+
“Rap With Jackie Robinson On Racism in Sports, ‘Progress’ and the Black Athlete.”
Black Sports, Vol. 1 No. 11 (March 1972). pp. 19-22, 51-54.
Rashad, Ahmad. “50 Years of Blacks in Sports.” Ebony, Vol 51 N 1. p. 156+.
Reese, Harold (“Pee Wee”). “What Robinson Meant to an Old Friend.” The New York
Times, July 17, 1977.
Resnick, Joe. “Jackie Robinson: He Paved Way for Some of Baseball’s Greatest.”
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Rhoden, William C. “Robinson’s Battles Went Beyond the Diamond.” The New York
Times, date unknown.
Rice, Grantland. “The Emancipation of Jackie Robinson.” Sport, XI (October 1951). pp.
Robinson, Jackie. “The Best Advice I Ever Had.” Reader’s Digest, LXXII (May 1958).
pp. 214-216.
Robinson, Jackie. “A Kentucky Colonel Kept Me in Baseball.” Look, XIX (February 8,
1955). pp. 23-28.
Robinson, Jackie. “Now I Know Why They Boo Me.” Look, XIX (January 25-Feburary
22, 1955). pp. 23-28.
Robinson, Jackie. “Why I’m Quitting Baseball.” Look, XXI (January 22, 1957). pp. 9192.
Robinson, Jackie, as Told to Milton Gross. “Why Can’t I Manage In the Majors?”
Unknown magazine, ca. 1957. pp. 17-18, 46-48.
Robinson, Mack. “My Brother Jackie.” Ebony, XII (July 1957). pp. 75-82.
“Rookie of the Year.” Time, L (September 22, 1947). pp. 70-76.
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(May 1987). pp. 66-68+
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Film and Video
• The Boys of Summer. Documentary Film based on the book bu Roger Kahn. Hosted by
Sid Caesar. Written and Produced by Marty Bell. Color.
• Breaking the Line: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy. Part of ESPN documentary series Outside
the Lines. Date unknown. Color, 45 min.
• The Court-martial of Jackie Robinson. Dramatic television movie aired of TNT, 1990.
Starring Andre Braugher, Ruby Dee, and Daniel Stern. Directed by Larry Peerce. Color,
100 min.
• The George Michael Sports Machine. Three Television episodes: Feb. 25, March 4, and
March 10, 1996.
• A Hard Road to Glory. Television documentary, 1988. Produced by ProServ Television.
Color, 60 min.
• Jackie Robinson. Documentary film produced by Major League Baseball Productions,
1982. Approx. 15 min.
• Jackie Robinson. Part of television documentary miniseries Greatest Sports Legends.
Hosted by Ken Howard. Releaded on video by Sports Legends Video, Inc., 1985. Color,
30 min.
• Jackie Robinson. Segment aired on student television network Channel One, 1989.
Produced by TPC Communications and Sterling Educational Films. Color, 25 min.
• Jackie Robinson. Part of A&E television documentary series Biography. Hosted by Peter
Graves. Written by Larry Sheehan.
• Directed and produced by Maurice Paleau. Released on video by A&E Home Video,
1oo1. Color, 50 min.
• Jackie Robinson. Part of video documentary series Black Americans of Achievement.
Directed by Rhonda Fabain and Jerry Baber. Released in video by Schlessinger Video
Productions, 1992. Color, approx. 30 min.
• Jackie Robinson Kansas City Royals Footage. Footage of Jackie Robinson playing for
Kansas City Royals barnstorming team, Lane Field, San Diego, Calif., 1946. Unreleased
film footage. Black and white.
Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Barriers. Television documentary. Narrated by Ossie
Davis. Written Jeff Scott. Produced by Heather Mitchell. Released on video by Major
League Baseball Home Video, 1997. Color, approx. 75 min.
Jackie Robinson Special and Town Hall Meeting. Panel discussion of the impact of
Jackie Robinson on American sports. Produced by ESPN, Feb. 28, 1997. Color.
The Jackie Robinson Story. Theatrical Film, 1950. Starring Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee,
Minor Watson, and Louise Beavers. Screenplay by Lawrence Taylor and Arthur Mann.
Directed by Alfred E. Green. Re -released on video by Monument Entertainment, Inc.,
1997. Color, 80 min.
Jackie Robinson Tribute. Pre-game ceremony at Dodgers vs. Padres game, 1977.
Featuring Jim Gilliam. Color.
The National Pastime. Sixth episode in the nine-part television documentary Baseball.
Produced by Florentine Films, 1994. A Film by Ken Burns. Written by Ken Burns and
Geoffrey C. Ward. Color.
The 1947 World Series. Highlight film produced by Major League Baseball, 1947.
Narrated by Lew Fonseca. Released on video by Major League Baseball Home Video
and PolyGram Home Video, 1991. Black and White.
The 1949 Word Series. Highlight Film produced by Major League Baseball, 1949. .
Narrated by Lew Fonseca. Released on video by Major League Baseball Home Video
and PolyGram Home Video, 1991. Black and White.
The 1952 World Series. Highlight Film produced by Major League Baseball, 1952.
Narrated Lew Fonseca. Released on video by Major League Baseball Home Video and
PolyGram Home Video, 1991. Black and White.
The 1952 World Series Game 6. Film of original television game broadcast, Oct. 6, 1952.
[Jackie Robinson goes 0-for-4.] Play-by-play by Red Barber and Mel Allen. Unreleased.
Black and white, approx. 176 min.
The 1952 World Series Game 7. Film of original television game broadcast, Oct. 7, 1952.
[Jackie Robinson goes 1-for-4.] Play-by-play by Red Barber and Mel Allen. Unreleased.
Black and White, approx. 174 min.
The 1953 World Series. Highlight film produced by Major League Baseball, 1953.
Narrated Lew Fonseca. Released on video by Major League Baseball Home Video and
PolyGram Home Video, 1991. Black and White.
The 1955 World Series. Highlight film produced by Major League Baseball, 1955.
Narrated Lew Fonseca. Released on video by Major League Baseball Home Video and
PolyGram Home Video, 1991. Black and White, 41 min.
The 1956 World Series. Highlight film produced by Major League Baseball, 1955.
Narrated Lew Fonseca. Released on video by Major League Baseball Home Video and
PolyGram Home Video, 1991. Black and White, 42 min.
Outside the Lines: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy. Television documentary produced by
ESPN, 1997. Color, approx. 45 min.
Phoenix Communications Jackie Robinson Footage. Unreleased film footage of Jackie
Robinson. Date and location unknown. Black and white.
Soul of the Game. Dramatic television film produced by HBO Pictures, 1996. Starring
Blair Underwood, Delroy Lindo, and Mykelti Williamson. Written by David
Himmelstein. Directed by kevin Rodney Sullivan. Color.
Twilight at Noon: The Jackie Robinson Story. Part of five-part television documentary
miniseries The Brooklyn Dodgers:
The Original America’s Team, 1996. Released on video by ESPN Home Video, 1996.
Color, approx. 90 min.
Tygiel, Jules. Interview by Baseball hall of Fame staff, June 12, 1997. Color, 90 min.
Tygiel, Jules. Keynote speech at Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American
Culture, June 12, 1997. Color, 90 min.
Audio Recordings
• The Boys of Summer. Unabridged audio recordings of the book by Roger Kahn. Read by
Michael Russotto. Released by Books on Tape, 1990. Twelve tapes, approx. 1080 min.
• Great Time Coming: The Life of Jackie Robinson From Baseball to Birmingham.
Unabridged audio recording of the book by David Falkner. Released by Recorded Books
Productions, Inc., 1996. Approx. 900 min.
• Jackie Robinson. Abridged audio recording of the book by Arnold Rampersad. Read by
LeVar Burton. Also includes recording of Robinson’s Hall of Fame induction speech,
July 23, 1962. Released by Random House Audio Books, 1997.
• Four tapes, approx. 240 min.
• Jackie Robinson: Stealing Home (A Musical Tribute). Thirteen songs inspired by Jackie
Robinson, plus audio clips of game broadcasts and interviews. Released by Sony Music
Entertainment, 1997. Compact disc, approx. 52 min.
• Jackie Robinson: The Man Behind the Ballplayer. Radio tribute to Jackie Robinson by
Fordham University public radio station WFUV. Circa 1998. Approx. 180 min.
• The Legacy of Jackie Robinson. Episode of radio show Irv Kaze on Sports. Aired on
radio Station KIEV, Aug. 29, 1997.
• Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting. Audio cassette of the play by Ed Schmidt. Features the
voices of Paul Winfield and Edward Asner. Released by L.A. Theatre Works, 1997. One
tape, 96 min.
• 1962 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Jackie Robinson’s induction into the
National Baseball Hall of Fame, July 23, 1962.
• Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir. Abridged audio tapes of the book by Doris Kearns
Goodwin. Read by the author. Released by Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 1997. Two
Tapes, approx. 180 min.
Internet Resources
• [email protected]:JackieRobinson:
Part of [email protected]’s online Black History Museum, this site features a biography of
Jackie Robinson and describes reporter Sam Lacy’s contribution to the breaking of the
color barrier.
Beyond the Playing Field: Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate:
Provides a history of the Civil Rights movement with emphasis on Jackie Robinson’s role
in it. Online documents include letters and telegrams chronicling Robinson’s
correspondence with presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860’s1960’s:
Part of the library of Congress’ American Memory site, this collection details how to
research baseball history using the Library’s archives. Online collections include photos
and many primary documents, including some from the Branch Rickey Papers.
Crossing the Color Barrier: Jackie Robinson and the men Who Integrated Baseball:
This site by the Amateur Athletic Foundation contains biographies of Robinson and the
five other African-American to play major league baseball in 1947: Larry Doby, Hank
Thompson, Willard Brown, and Dan Bankhead.
Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Barriers: /jackie.htm
This site by Major League Baseball has a well-researched biography of Robinson, plus
transcripts of chat sessions with Rachel Robinson, Sharon Robinson, and Spike Lee.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation:
Contains information about the activities of the Robinson Foundation, which was
founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 to provide education opportunities for
underprivileged children.
The Jackie Robinson Society:
Features quotes, a photo gallery, interviews with Robinson’s teammates, and information
about other players who were instrumental in breaking the color barrier. The JRS site also
contains information about the 1997 50th Anniversary celebration and many original
articles, including one about Robinson’s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.
Jackie Robinson: Soul of the Game:
The highlight of this Sporting News is an archive of TSN articles about Jackie Robinson
from 1947 to the present. The site also includes photos, questionnaires filled out by
Robinson, and information on the Negro Leagues.
Jackie Robinson: Stealing Home:
Includes articles, statistics, quotes, and a trivia quiz.
Archival Collections
• Jackie Robinson Foundation, New York, NY. The Jackie Robinson Foundation is the
keeper of Robinson’s personal papers, although those have not yet been made publicly
available to researchers. Founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973, the foundation seeks to
develop the potential of minority and poor youth through educational and leadership
development programs. Contact information: 75 Varick Street, 2nd floor, New York, New
York 10013. Phone: (212) 290-8600.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. The Library’s holdings include the Branch Rickey
Papers, plus a collection of African-American newspapers, such As the Pittsburgh
Courier and Chicago Defender, that were essential in pushing for the integration of
National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY. The Library has extensive
files on Jackie Robinson, including clippings and correspondence to and from him, plus
most of the books listed in Sections I, II, and III of this bibliography. The Library’s
special holdings relating to Jackie Robinson include a transcript of his 1944 court martial trial, a copy of his FBI file, a scrapbook covering his career, and a draft of a 1962
Martin Luther King speech about him. The Library also has the Wendell Smith Papers, a
collection of Smith’s Pittsburgh Courier columns from the integration period. In addition,
the Hall of Fame’s Photo Collection includes more than 250 individual and team
photographs of Robinson, and the Film, Video, and Recorded Sound Collection has many
titles available for visitor viewing and listening. Hall of Fame Library collections are
accessible to the public free of charge; appointments are suggested. For those unable to
do research in person, copies of articles and photographs are available for a nominal fee.
Contact information: 25 Main Street/P.O. Box 590, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Phone
(607) 547-4094.