Jacki Robinson Presenting Check
17 Jan 1957 — Original caption: Jackie Robinson, who retired from baseball recently to become an executive with Chock Full O’Nuts Corporation, is shown presenting a check for $10,000 on behalf of William Black, president of the corporation, to Arthur B. Spingarn, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, at a meeting in the Hotel Roosevelt. Left to right: Dr. Channing H. Tobias, Chairman of the Board, NCAAP, Arthur Spingarn, Thurgood Marshall, counsel, and Robinson. The contribution launched NCAAP’s “Fight for Freedom Fund” drive. The goal is one million dollars a year for the purpose of eliminating racial discrimination and segregation. January 1, 1963, the centennial of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation is the date set to achieve to goal. Robinson is General Chairman of the fund drive for 1957.