Participation in politics was natural to Robinson, who always thought of his athletic exploits as serving a social as well as personal purpose. He supported Republicans and Democrats alike in his search for leaders who would address the concerns of the black community, particularly in the areas of voting rights and urban overty.

Rockefeller rally

Robinson supported and worked for Nelson Rockefeller, Republican govenor of New York and presidential aspirant.

With Rockefeller

The moderate Rockefeller lost the Republican presidential nomination to Barry Goldwater despite Robinson's support.

Campaigning for Humphrey

Robinsonsupported Hubert Humphrey, a Democrat, for president because of his apparent...


To Richard M. Nixon

From John F. Kennedy

Presidential Politics

Rachel Robinson