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.
Rachel Annetta Isum
July 19, 1922
|Spouse(s)||Jackie Robinson (m.1946-1972; his death)|
|Children||Jackie Robinson Jr.,|
Robinson was born in Los Angeles, California on July 19, 1922. Robinson was played by Nicole Beharie in the movie 42.
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.
- ↑ "Rachel Robinson Encounters a Slur". The New York Times. May 15, 1997.
- 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