Jackie’s Widow: More Than a ‘Baller Wife’

Modern-day athlete spouses could learn a thing or two from her. Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson.

Rachel Robinson (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Rachel Robinson (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Now age 90, she has spent her most recent years working to ensure that her husband’s story makes it to the big screen. She can add this success to her list of many others as a mother, caregiver, nurse, professor, civil rights activist, philanthropist and legendary wife.

Some modern-day baller wives should take note.

Keli Goff is The Root’s political correspondent. Follow her on Twitter.