Quote of the Day: Jackie Robinson on Willpower

The baseball icon on how he controlled his reactions when fans yelled racial epithets.

Posted:
 
robinson_qod_march_2014

Jackie Robinson

Wikimedia Commons

You can read this quote by Jackie Robinson, from an interview with Time magazine, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more about Robinson here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.