'How Jackie Robinson Changed America'

NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Thursday is officially Jackie Robinson Day for Major League Baseball. On this day 57 years ago — April 15, 1947 — Robinson became the first black player in the big leagues. Sharon Robinson has written a poignant memoir of her father's life titled Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America.

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