Robinson later compared Graham to Branch Rickey, the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who hired Jackie Robinson to integrate baseball in 1947.
Jackie Robinson had integrated major-league baseball the previous year, making the Dodgers virtue's team.
For Robinson and the team president, Branch Rickey, had done more than simply integrate baseball.
That year, Jackie Robinson, the first black player to integrate baseball since the 1880s, entered the Dodgers farm system and was assigned to the Royals.
He continued to press his case for integrating baseball through his columns and editorials, and many other black newspapers followed suit.
Her entire family paid the price for his pioneering act of integrating baseball in 1947.
Rickey had two motives, to integrate baseball and make money in Brooklyn.
Cleveland Indians owner and team president Bill Veeck had since the winter of 1941 considered integrating baseball.
In the quest to integrate baseball, it was time for pride to take over from meekness.
His biggest fight was the campaign to integrate baseball.