Heres to You, Jackie Robinson

Heres to You, Jackie Robinson

by Joe Formichella
     
 

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After seeing Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers play in March of 1948, thirty-year-old Jesse Norwood saw the enthusiasm of the black community as more than just excitement for the sport – he saw an opportunity to help the lost and hopeless African-American youth living in segregated 1950s Mobile, Alabama. With no baseball experience and no knowledge of the…  See more details below

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After seeing Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers play in March of 1948, thirty-year-old Jesse Norwood saw the enthusiasm of the black community as more than just excitement for the sport – he saw an opportunity to help the lost and hopeless African-American youth living in segregated 1950s Mobile, Alabama. With no baseball experience and no knowledge of the game, Norwood transformed a group of scrawny youngsters into a strong team and a genuine force in the community, emerging as a figure worthy of legend whose legacy can still be felt today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849820837
Publisher:
MacAdam/Cage Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
324 KB

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