What is Jack Roosevelt Robinson?

  • (noun): United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972).
    Synonyms: Robinson, Jackie Robinson

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    He may have seen with his mechanic eyes
    A world without a meaning, and had room,
    Alone amid magnificence and doom,
    To build himself an airy monument
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    Class isn’t something you buy. Look at you. You have a $500 suit on and you’re still a lowlife.
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    We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way—everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want ... everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear ... anywhere in the world.
    —Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)