Jackie Robinson's baseball success furthered the struggle for equal rights for black Americans. It was therefore natural for him to interest himself in the civil rights struggle in the South in the late 1950s and 1960s, first as an activist in the NAACP and later to assist the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Letter of Acceptance of NAACP Board Membership

Robinson Address to NAACP

The NAACP and Civil Rights

Rachel Robinson

On Cleveland Picket Line

Robinson became personally involved in civil rights struggles in the North as well as in the South.

With Martin Luther King, Jr.

Robinson was moved by Martin Luther King, Jr., and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference...

The Jazz Concert Fundraisers

Rachel Robinson