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"This I believe..."

This I Believe...,
Jackie Robinson (1919-1972)
Typed Speech, "This I Believe...,"
by Jackie Robinson, n.d.,
Page 2
Manuscript Division,
Jackie Robinson Papers (196A)

The Jackie Robinson Papers include an extensive speech file that reflects the author's diverse interests in such topics as baseball, racial equality, politics, religion, drug abuse, and black economic development. In this speech Robinson attributes his success and the prospect of limitless opportunity for all Americans to America's status as "a free society."

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