Tuskegee Civic Association and Jackie Robinson

Groundbreaking baseball player Jackie Robinson, famed for being the first African American to play in Major League Baseball, stands with members of the Tuskegee Civic Association at a meeting in Tuskegee on June 23, 1959. Brooklyn Dodger Robinson traveled to Alabama to speak in support of the two-year boycott of white-owned businesses in the city after white legislators redrew the city's boundaries to disfranchise black voters. The photograph was taken by renowned Tuskegee University photographer Prentice "P.H." Polk.

Courtesy of the Tuskegee University Archives