Jackie Robinson's Daughter on Her Civil Rights Awakening in 1963
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1213 , Segment 5
Episode: Thawing Permafrost, Healthy Anger, Understanding Trauma
- Nov 29, 2019 11:00 pm
- 11:56 mins
Guest: Sharon Robinson, Author “Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963” 1963 was a pivotal year for the Civil Rights movement in America. The historic March on Washington happened that summer. In the months before that march, the nation watched in horror as TV news cameras showed Alabama police using firehoses and dogs on African American youth marching in what’s known as the Birmingham Children’s Crusade. And in September of 1963, four African American girls were murdered in the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. 1963 was also a pivotal year in the life of Sharon Robinson, the middle child and only daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson.