Rachel Robinson

American activist; wife of Jackie Robinson

Rachel Robinson (born Rachel Annetta Isum July 19, 1922) is a former nurse, educator, activist, and the widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson.

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Rachel Robinson (third from left) on March 2, 2005, accepting the Congressional Gold Medal for her husband from President George W. Bush
Rachel Annetta Isum

(1922-07-19) July 19, 1922 (age 100)
Spouse(s)Jackie Robinson (m.1946-1972; his death)
ChildrenJackie Robinson Jr.,
Sharon Robinson,
David Robinson

Robinson was born in Los Angeles, California on July 19, 1922. Robinson was played by Nicole Beharie in the movie 42.

Personal lifeEdit

She studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. While she was at the University, she met Jackie in 1941. 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.

She currently resides on a 60-acre (240,000 m2) farm in Salem, Connecticut.[1]


  1. "Rachel Robinson Encounters a Slur". The New York Times. May 15, 1997.

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