PHOTO: Jackie Robinson's telegram to LBJ in 1965
Here's a telegram that Jackie Robinson sent to President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 regarding political issues in Alabama.
On Jackie Robinson Day, it is important to remember Robinson as more than a baseball player, as a historical figure who changed the world forever. He used his platform for countless good deeds, and that is far more important than a game.
Courtesy of Michael Beschloss, here's a telegram that Robinson sent to President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 regarding political issues in Alabama:
Here Jackie Robinson warns LBJ to act & avert "open warfare by aroused Negroes" in Alabama after Bloody Sunday 1965: twitter.com/BeschlossDC/st…— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) April 15, 2013