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May 10, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1947

* Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
* 1st Negro MLB baseball player

The sport's section (page 16) has one column headings: "ROBINSON REVEALS WRITTEN THREATS" Dodgers' Negro Star Told in Anonymous Letters to 'Get Out of Baseball'" See images for text here. This event was mentioned in the blockbuster movie "42". Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication especially on this topic.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages,  this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century