Happy birthday to my hero, Jackie Robinson! He would’ve been 98 years old today.
Many people know Jackie because he broke Baseball’s Apartheid System but Jackie was a revolutionary and played a huge role in the civil rights movement. Jackie got court martialed for refusing to sit in the back of the bus when he was in the Army in 1944.
After his baseball career he was very involved advocating for the social justice and human rights of not only African Americans but of those pushed to the margins of society.
If Jackie was alive today, he would be advocating and fighting for the rights of our Muslims Brothers and Sisters. Let us honor him by continuing to stand up against injustice.