Campus & Community

4/15/47: Robinson’s day

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(Staff photo Kris Snibbe/Harvard News Office)

Gerald L. Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St. Louis, delivers the first of The Alain LeRoy Locke Lectures inside the Barker Center. In this talk, Early concentrated on Jackie Robinson, a staunch civil rights activist, successful businessman, and the first African American to play in major league baseball. Early, who discussed other athletes, is a sought-after contributor to mainstream and scholarly publications such as The New York Times, Harper’s, The Nation, The Washington Post, and Newsweek.