|January 24, 1950 - Jackie Robinson signs a contract with Brooklyn Dodger's team president Branch Rickey. Image by Bettmann/CORBIS.|
Blog contributor and Washington Life columnist Donna Shor was interviewed last week in a story by CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry on Branch Rickey’s decision to sign Jackie Robinson for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rickey made the decision in the presence of her father-in-law, Rev. L. Wendell Fifield, a minister at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights.