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This Day in Baseball: King and Robinson Given Honorary Degrees

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

On June 7, 1957, Howard University awarded honorary Doctor of Law degrees to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to recently-retired Dodgers infielder Jackie Robinson. In the years that followed, the former baseball great and the Baptist minister frequently appeared together at Civil Rights rallies, fundraising events, and demonstrations.

This day in baseball: King and Robinson given honorary degrees


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