Journey to Justice: The Converging Paths of Jackie Robinson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This article was written by Bryan Steverson

This article was published in the Jackie Robinson: Perspectives on 42


Jackie Robinson, left, and heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson leave for Alabama, to work with the Civil Rights movement circa 1963 from Laguardia Airport in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (SABR-RUCKER ARCHIVE)

Jackie Robinson, left, and heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson wave to supporters in 1963 at LaGuardia Airport in New York City as they leave for Alabama to work with the Civil Rights Movement. (SABR-RUCKER ARCHIVE)

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