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Explore Black History at Leddy Library: Learn about Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, April 15, 1947

In celebration of Black History Month, Leddy Library is highlighting some of its Black History resources with a display featuring the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson. The display highlights some of our book titles on Jackie Robinson, the history of Negro League Baseball and issues of race in sports as well as our highly searchable databases and digital archives. See below for suggested readings and resources.

Digital Resources:

Black Thought and Culture
Black Women in America
Black Studies Center
Twentieth Century African American Poetry
Digital New York Times (1851-2003)

Selected Books
Baseball’s great experiment : Jackie Robinson and his legacy / Jules Tygiel
Call Number: GV865.R6 T93 2008

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American culture, 1997 (Jackie Robinson) / edited with an introduction by Peter M. Rutkoff ; series editor, Alvin Hall.
Call Number: GV865.R6 C68 2000

Jackie Robinson : race, sports, and the American dream / edited by Joseph Dorinson and Joram Warmund.
Call Number: GV865.R6 A34 1998

Jackie Robinson : between the baselines / by Glenn Stout and Dick Johnson
Call Number: GV863.R676 S86 1997

Jackie Robinson’s unforgettable season of baseball in Montreal / by Jack Jedwab.
Call Number: GV865.R6 J43 1996

The value of courage : the story of Jackie Robinson / by Spencer Johnson ; illustrated by Pileggi.
Call Number: PN6071.V28 V34 no. 8 (CRC Collection)

Watching baseball, seeing philosophy : the great thinkers at play on the diamond / Raymond Angelo Belliotti.
Call Number: GV862.5 .B425 2008

Baseball history from outside the lines : a reader / edited by John E. Dreifort.
Call Number: GV862.5 .B39 2001

Out of the shadows : a biographical history of African American athletes / edited by David K. Wiggins.
Call Number: GV697.A1 O98 2006

Out of the shadows : African American baseball from the Cuban Giants to Jackie Robinson / edited and with an introduction by Bill Kirwin.
Call Number: GV863.A1 O58 2005

What’s my name, fool? : sports and resistance in the United States / Dave Zirin.
Call Number: GV706.5 .Z57 2005

The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West.
Call Number: E185.96 .G38 2000

Negro league baseball : the rise and ruin of a Black institution / Neil Lanctot.
Call Number: GV875.N35 L36 2004

Only the ball was white : a history of legendary Black players and all-Black professional teams / by Robert Peterson.
Call Number: GV863.A1 P47 1992

Sol White’s history of colored base ball, with other documents on the early Black game, 1886-1936 / compiled and introduced by Jerry Malloy.
Call Number: GV863.A1 W448 1995

Fleet Walker’s divided heart : the life of baseball’s first black major leaguer / David W. Zang.
Call Number: GV865.W34 Z35 1995

Crossing the line : black major leaguers, 1947-1959 / by Larry Moffi and Jonathan Kronstadt.
Call Number: GV865.A1 M64 1994

When the game was black and white : the illustrated history of the Negro leagues / by Bruce Chadwick.
Call Number: GV875.A1 C47 1992

Pioneers of Black sport : the early days of the Black professional athlete in baseball, basketball, boxing,and football / Ocania Chalk.
Call Number: GV697.A1 C47

Souled out? : how Blacks are winning and losing in sports / Shaun Powell.
Call Number: GV706.32 .P69 2008

Sports and the racial divide : African American and Latino experience in an era of change / edited by Michael E.Lomax.
Call Number: GV706.32 .S745 2008

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