PHOTO: Jackie Robinson's telegram to LBJ in 1965

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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:

Beschloss has other neat Jackie Robinson items on his Twitter feed, including a letter to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and a photo with President Richard Nixon. They're all worth checking out.

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