Jackie Robinson — crossing the line (op/ed)- Los Angeles Times

 On Feb. 28, 1946, Jackie Robinson and his wife, Rachel, boarded an American Airlines flight in Los Angeles bound for Daytona Beach, Fla., for spring training. There he would try to prove that he was good enough to join the Montreal Royals, the top minor league team in the Brooklyn Dodgers‘ organization, and integrate professional baseball.

 Chris Lamb, a professor of communication at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, is the author of the forthcoming book, “Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball.” Email: lambc@cof



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