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Rachel Robinson (Advocate)
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    (July 19, 1922- )
    Born in Los Angeles, California
    Birth name is Rachel Annetta Isum
    Widow of Jackie Robinson
    Married Robinson on February 10, 1946
    Created the The Jackie Robinson Foundation (1973)
    Author of 'Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait' (1996)
    When she met Jackie Robinson at UCLA, she was a freshman and he was a senior.
    She didn't tell Jackie that she was pregnant until after he completed spring training at Daytona Beach.
    She shares a name with an MTV Road Rules contestant.
    She earned twelve honorary doctorates.
    She earned a master's degree in psychiatric nursing from New York University.
    She taught nursing at Yale University.
    She was awarded the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award by Commissioner Bud Selig (2007).
    She received the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame (2017).
    She had to watch her husband endure vile racist harassment without being able to respond (she was his rock during this time).
    She was portrayed by Ruby Dee in the 1950 film 'The Jackie Robinson Story.'
    Ebony Magazine called her 'the other half of the team that gave us the first black major league baseball player.'

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