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Only In Print: Brooklyn’s Enduring Black Icon

Brooklyn Dodgers signing autographs, June 2, 1949. From left to right: Roy Campenella, Jackie Robinson and Don Newcombe. (Photo: FPG/Archive/Getty Images)

By Bill Schmitt

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Baseball fans, Brooklynites, and those who chronicle America’s advancements in the civil rights movement of the 20th century have special memories of Jackie Robinson.

Black History Month and this year’s 75th anniversary of Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, which smashed the sport’s color barrier…

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