Jackie Robinson. Dylan Katekaru. The first black player in mlb. In 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first black major league baseball player in the history of the game. He suffered terrible racial prejudice and abuse but endured to create a new legacy. Rookie of the year.
In September 1957, Governor OrvalFaubus had ordered the Arkansas National Guard to prevent entry of nine African American students into that city's Central High School. President Eisenhower reluctantly sent U.S. troops to enforce the school's integration. From his position as a prominent executive of the Chock Full o’ Nuts Corporation, Robinson continued on for social justice.