Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony For The Late Jackie Robinson

US President George W. Bush smiles at Jackie Robinson’s wife, Rachel, after he and House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) presented her with a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for her late husband 02 March 2005 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League Baseball.

President Bush described Jackie Robinson’s story as “one that shows what one person can do to hold America account — to account to its founding promise of freedom and equality. It’s a lesson for people coming up to see. One person can make a big difference in setting the tone of this country. “

(Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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