Campaign Against Jim Crow in Baseball: Davis, Benjamin J., Jr.

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Title

Campaign Against Jim Crow in Baseball: Davis, Benjamin J., Jr.

Subject

Brooklyn Dodgers
Rickey, Branch
Civil rights activism -- ending Jim Crow in baseball
Davis, Benjamin J. (Hon.)
Jiggetts, Lilyan
Communist Party U.S.A. (C.P.U.S.A.) -- Communist Political Association (C.P.A.)

Description

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 Cooperative Colony, located at 2700 Bronx Park East, with her family.

Creator

Davis, Benjamin J., Jr.
Jiggetts, Lilyan

Date

1944

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Archival document

Identifier

MS-ROBINSON.001.005.060

Folder/Item Item Type Metadata

Date(s)

1944

Series

5

Box

1

Folder/Item

60

Identifier

MS-ROBINSON.001.005.060

Files

b1-f60-jim-crow-in-baseball-ben-davis-1944.pdf

Citation

Davis, Benjamin J., Jr. and Jiggetts, Lilyan, “Campaign Against Jim Crow in Baseball: Davis, Benjamin J., Jr.,” Bronx History Online, accessed October 23, 2021, https://digital.bchslibrary.org/items/show/511.

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