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Courage Begets Courage…

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In 1989. I graduated from UCLA, where Jackie Robinson (“the greatest UCLA athlete of all time”) became the Bruins’ first four-sport letterman, playing football, basketball, track, and baseball. Curiously, Robinson traveled to Hawaii in fall 1941 to play football for the semi-professional, racially integrated Honolulu Bears. Of course, his sports breakthrough by itself isn’t nearly the full measure of the man’s impact, but I do know that Jack Roosevelt Robinson makes me proud to be a Bruin, because he changed the world.

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