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Jackie Robinson, Pathfinder

Edited and Abridged from the February 1946 Issue

Jackie Robinson, the sensational backfield star of the UCLA football teams of 1939 and 1940, is about to shoulder one of the toughest and most responsible post-war jobs. He is going to be the first Negro athlete to enter modern organized baseball. The eyes not only of the sports world but of everybody concerned with the destruction of racial prejudices in America will be upon him.

Robinson will make the big experiment this spring when he joins the

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