Via Flickr: Title: Letter from Jackie Robinson to President Eisenhower of May 13, 1958, 05/13/1958
Production Date: May 13, 1958
Creator(s): President (1953-1961 : Eisenhower). (1953 - 1961)
Letter from Jackie Robinson to President Dwight D. Eisenhower; White House Central Files
Box 731; File: OF-142-A-3; Dwight D. Eisenhower Library; National Archives and Records Administration
Jack Roosevelt Robinson (1919-72) was the first African American to “officially” play in Major League Baseball. When he retired from the game, Jackie Robinson went on to champion the cause of civil rights from his position as a prominent executive of the Chock Full o’Nuts Corporation.