The Jackie Robinson Myth: Social Mobility and Race in Montreal, 1920-1960

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Title
The Jackie Robinson Myth: Social Mobility and Race in Montreal, 1920-1960
Abstract
In 1946, the Brooklyn Dodgers sent Jackie Robinson to its farm team, the Montreal Royals, because it felt that Montreal would provide a more tolerant atmosphere than any American city for a Black person to crack the colour barrier in major league baseball. Although Robinson was well received in the city, the author argues that racial tolerance was not so evident for other Blacks living in Montreal. Yet some Black Montrealers did succeed. The author examines the careers of Richard Lord, an engineer and lawyer whose achievements included becoming president of the Liberal Party of Quebec, and his sister, Gwen Lord, one of the first Black teachers in the city who rose to a senior position within the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
Concordia University
Place
Montreal
Date
1999
Language
en
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Citation
Williams, Dorothy W. “The Jackie Robinson Myth: Social Mobility and Race in Montreal, 1920-1960.” Master’s Thesis, Concordia University, 1999. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMG/TC-QMG-708.pdf.
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