Friday, April 22, 2011

CNN’s Ed Henry on Branch Rickey

January 24, 1950 - Jackie Robinson signs a contract with Brooklyn Dodger's team president . Image by Bettmann/CORBIS.

Blog contributor and Washington Life columnist was interviewed last week in a story by CNN Senior White House Correspondent on ’s decision to sign Jackie Robinson for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Rickey made the decision in the presence of her father-in-law, Rev. , a minister at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights.