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On This Day in Leadership History for July 3, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1962, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He also became the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. Why was he able to crack this ceiling in this period of history?

Robinson’s character, his use of nonviolence, and his unquestionable talent challenged the traditional basis of segregation which then marked many other aspects of American life. He also had an impact on the culture of and contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement. Lead with character and courage, and wait for the results in your own leadership!

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson – Wikipedia

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