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Speak Out!

Jackie Robinson speaking at microphone

Jackie Robinson speaking at mass meeting for the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama, May 13, 1963, courtesy of Chicago History Museum

Explore Jack Roosevelt Robinson’s legacy of fighting for equality, both on and off the baseball field. Through discussion, videos, and objects, participants will learn how Robinson showed great courage by standing up to unfairness and injustice throughout his life. Get inspired by Robinson’s civil rights activism and his push to have our nation live up to its founding principles and then share how you will embrace his legacy of speaking out about issues that are important to you!

Teachers, are you interested in a follow up program in which your students virtually “meet-up” with another class that has completed this program to share information and ideas about how they are speaking out? Let us know on your registration form! (Scheduling is subject to availability of JRM staff and peer classes.)

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