Black History Fact Of The Day: Jackie Robinson The Businessman

Red, Black & Green Elsie Law LogoJackie Robinson is most well known for his sports achievements. However, the baseball great was also a savvy, pioneering businessman.

Jackie Robinson was one of the investors/founders of the Freedom National Bank, a Black-owned bank that was located in Harlem. Mr Robinson was also the first African-American vice president of a major American corporation (Chock Full O’Nuts). In addition to this, Jackie Robinson was the first African-American TV analyst for major league baseball.

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