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According to Arnold Rampersad’s book, “Jackie Robinson: A Biography”, Jackie Robinson’s claim to fame was not soley being the first African American baseball player to play in the MLB, but Robinson was also a symbol of race relations and civil justice. Rampersad’s book also includes various stories of Robinson’s background & family life. Robinson was court martialed for not sitting in the back of a bus. Sadly, Robinson’s son, Jackie, Jr. could never handle being the son of Jackie Robinson and he turned to drugs.