Rejection, Anger, or Fear
I am the second cousin to First African-American Baseball Player Jackie Robinson. My Maternal Grandmother was Jackie’s father sister. In the early 60′s he was playing the Reds in Cincinnati, so my mother and her two siblings went to the stadium early to send a message to Mr. Robinson. He had many death threats in Cincy, so they were told. He sent a message that he had no relatives here. They didn’t no if he told them to say this or his manager decision. I believe my mother and my Aunt and Uncle wanted to believe the lateral. They are all deceased now ,the eldest sister who went to the stadium was 101 years old when she died a few years ago and my uncle who died 1yr.after her still talked about him. My Grandmothers name was Missouri Robinson.