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Jackie Robinson in uniform at Camp Hood in Texas. He served in the "Black Panthers" unit during World War II.(Credit: AP/E.G. McConnell Personal Collection)

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball when he first played for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. His number 42 jersey is retired in perpetuity across Major League Baseball.

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