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  • Collection: Jackie Robinson Papers

Letters from Jackie Robinson to Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers attesting that Jackie was not under contract with the Kansas City Monarchs prior to being drafted by the Dodgers.

Letters from Councilman Benjamin J. Davis Jr. to Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers arranging a meeting about ending Jim Crow in baseball; also includes a letter from Lilyan Jiggetts, Davis's secretary, who resided at the Coops, or United Workers…

Flier advertising Jim Crow in Baseball Must Go!, with two mass meetings at Ebbets Field and Polo Grounds scheduled for Saturday, August 18, 1945 at 1:00 p.m.

Letters from various Bronxites to Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers urging an end to Jim Crow in baseball with reference to an article published in the Daily Worker on July 14, 1944.
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