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This Day in Black History: Nov. 21, 1949

This Day in Black History: Nov. 21, 1949

Baseball legend Jackie Robinson awarded the Freedom Foundation medal.

Published November 21, 2011

Baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who famously integrated the sport, was awarded the Freedom Foundation medal by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for his “outstanding achievement in bringing about a better understanding of the American way of life.”

(Photo: AP Photo/John J. Lent)

Written by Britt Middleton

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