Rachel Robinson (third from left) on March 2, 2005, accepting the Congressional Gold Medal for her husband from President George W. Bush
|Born||Rachel Annetta Isum
July 19, 1922
Los Angeles, California,
|Spouse||Jackie Robinson (m.1946-1972; his death)|
|Children||Jackie Robinson Jr.,
Rachel Robinson (born Rachel Annetta Isum July 19, 1922) is a former nurse, educator, activist, and the widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson.
They married in 1946. Their son, Jackie Robinson, Jr., was born in November 1946. They later had a daughter, Sharon, and another son, David. Jackie Robinson died in 1972.
References[change | change source]
- "Rachel Robinson Encounters a Slur". The New York Times. May 15, 1997. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/05/15/sports/rachel-robinson-encounters-a-slur.html.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Jackie Robinson Foundation Website
- Timeline in the Life of Jackie and Rachel Robinson
- USA Today Q&A
- Rachel Robinson's oral history video excerpts at the National Visionary Leadership Project