Document for November 4th:
Draft Letter from Richard M. Nixon to Jackie Robinson, November 4, 1960
Jack Roosevelt Robinson (1919-72) was the first African American to "officially" play in Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson went on to champion the cause of civil rights when he retired from the game.
Presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon wrote this letter to Robinson 4 days before the 1960 Presidential election. The annotations in black ink are Nixon’s. At the time, Robinson viewed Nixon’s civil rights record as more promising than John F. Kennedy’s, especially after meeting with both candidates.
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