Jackie Robinson: American Icon

Presented on: February 17th at 6:00 PM EST

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About the program:

Why isn't Jackie Robinson seen more as a American civil rights icon, and not just a baseball icon? In Anthony Guerriero's opinion, Jackie Robinson is probably the most important person in the history of our national pastime.

Join us for an in-depth conversation about Jackie Robinson and his legacy not only within the game of baseball, but within the civil rights movement of America.

About the presenter:

This workshop is presented by Anthony Guerriero '92. Anthony received his undergraduate degree in history and secondary education from Salem State. He earned a masters degree in American Studies from UMass in 1997. 

His masters thesis was titled: Understanding Jackie Robinson and the Racial Integration of Major League Baseball.

In addition to his work as a public historian, Anthony served as an adjunct history professor at Salem State for 14 years.

This presentation is sponsored by the Salem State University Alumni Association.