If you need a refresher on how great a pioneer Robinson was, The Huffington Post gives a rundown of his achievements in sports and the business world:
In becoming the first African American to play Major League Baseball, he challenged racist assumptions about black inferiority and the logic for segregating the nation’s pasttime.
After he walked away from the diamond — he won the National League MVP in 1949, and is considered one of the greatest second basemen ever — Robinson continued to be a pioneer. He was the first black commentator for a national sports broadcast, and the first black vice president of a major American firm.
For more on the story, go to The Huffington Post.