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Texas Exes Hosts Talk on Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Major League Baseball

Dr. Michael Cramer

Dr. Michael Cramer, director of the Texas Program in Sports and Media, will give a talk titled “The 70th Anniversary of the Integration of Baseball: The Continuing Importance of Jackie Robinson” at a Lunchtime Lecture hosted by the Texas Exes on March 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, the Legends Room.

The introduction of Jackie Robinson into Major League Baseball impacted the United States far beyond the world of sports. Jackie Robinson helped bring an end to segregation not only in baseball, but in all of America, by leveraging his celebrity to advance the Civil Rights movement. In his lecture, Michael Cramer will demonstrate the continued impact of Robinson’s legacy.

The talk is part of the Lunchtime Lectures, a new series of events intended to give alumni a taste of their college days. The faculty lectures are winners of the Alcalde magazine’s Texas 10, a list of inspirational teachers nominated by alumni. Lunches are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers, and lunch is provided.

Visit the Texas Exes website for more about the event.