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    Jackie Robinson Original Painting. Branch Rickey choose wisely in his hope to integrate baseball. Rickey knew there would be difficult times ahead for Jackie Robinson, and made him promise to not fight back when confronted with racism. From the beginning of his career with the Dodgers, Robinson's will was tested. Even some of his new teammates objected to having an African-American on their team. People in the crowds sometimes jeered at Robinson, and he and his family received threats. Offered is an original 24" x 36" oil painting by Grant Smith, showing Jackie in the center rounding third base. A player in the upper right points a finger towards Robinson face, and a copy of an actual letter received by Robinson is attached in upper left.


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    December, 2009
    13th Sunday
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