PHOTO: Jackie Robinson's letter to Martin Luther King Jr. in 1962

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let's take a moment to look back at a letter he received from baseball's greatest pioneer, Jackie Robinson:

Robinson accepts a role with the King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the letter, and also shows his support for then New York Governer Nelson Rockefeller. "I know that you cannot endorse (Rockefeller)," Robinson said, "but I think we need a big vote and need any help we can get."

Robinson's relationship with King grew after he broke the color barrier in 1947.

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