How Jackie Robinson Took On Barry Goldwater

April 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

In honor of the Ken Burns latest documentary on baseball legend Jackie Robinson, we talk about the 1964 election and discuss how Jackie went up against GOP candidate Barry Goldwater. We also find out why the icon aligned himself with the Republican party during the Civil Rights movement.

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