Sharon Robinson Author, Activist, Educator & Daughter Of The Legendary Jackie Robinson

Sharon Robinson, Daughter of the legendary Jackie Robinson

Sharon Robinson, daughter of the legendary baseball superstar Jackie Robinson, is an author, activist and educator. Sharon has written several widely praised books about her father, including her most recent novel published in January 2016 entitled, The Hero Two Doors Down: The Unlikely Friendship between a Brooklyn boy and a Baseball Legend. In a...    

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Sharon Robinson, daughter of the legendary baseball superstar Jackie Robinson, is an author, activist and educator. Sharon has written several widely praised books about her father, including her most recent novel published in January 2016 entitled, The Hero Two Doors Down: The Unlikely Friendship between a Brooklyn boy and a Baseball Legend.

In addition to her writing career, Ms. Robinson is an educational consultant for Major League Baseball and manages Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life, a baseball-themed national character education curriculum that helps empower students to face obstacles in their lives. The message is delivered by examining the values demonstrated in the lives of Jackie Robinson and many of today's baseball stars; since its inception in 1997. The program has reached over 22 million students and 2.9 million educators across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

In April 2016, President Obama and the First Lady, Michelle Obama invited the Robinson family to join them on a trip to Havana, Cuba to highlight the game of baseball as a unifier between the two countries. It was an experience of a lifetime.

Prior to joining Major League Baseball, Sharon had a 20-year career as a nurse-midwife and educator. She had taught in such prestigious universities as Yale, Columbia, Howard, and Georgetown. Sharon is also the Vice Chairman of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

This is an unforgettable program.


  • Jackie Robinson | An Inside Look

    Movie "42"

    Sharon Robinson (2014): on Jackie Robinson

    An Interview with Sharon Robinson

Sharon will screen the award winning motion picture, "42" or the new PBS documentary followed by a discussion and Q&A period with the audience after the lecture.

A Conversation With Sharon Robinson

Values, Baseball, and Jackie Robinson

The Movie "42"

Legacy of Jackie Robinson's & His Values In Sports And In Life

  • Jackie Robinson, A Film by Ken Burns

    Monday, June 6, 2016

    Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. “Jackie Robinson,” Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “was a sit-inner before sit-ins, a freedom rider before freedom rides.”

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  • Framingham State University
    It went beautifully! Sharon Robinson did a fantastic job! She is a pleasure to work with.

    Penn State DuBois
    Sharon Robinson was amazing!! She got a tremendous response and was very engaging! We will highly recommend her to other clients and people looking for an excellent speaker.

    Alvernia University
    It was amazing. Sharon did a phenomenal job. The students loved her and were moved by her message.

    Virginia State University
    I can safely say that it was a huge success! Sharon Robinson speech was great. We were all honored to have had the opportunity to meet her and hear her remarks. Thank You, Peter!

    Rollins College
    Sharon Robinson Tutu’s visit to campus earlier this month was a tremendous success and will surely be regarded as a high point for their academic year. Our students, in particular, benefited from her visit, and we are grateful for the time the Ms. Robinson took to interact with student leaders.

    Booklist, starred review of Promises to Keep
    Her private view of her father's accomplishments, placed within the context of American sports and social history, makes for absorbing reading.

    Voice of Youth Advocates on Jackie's Nine
    This thoughtful book belongs in the hands of as many young teens as possible.

    School Library Journal on Jackie Robinson: American Hero
    Because of the author's careful delineation of the restraint Robinson needed to maintain his composure, children will understand and have empathy for this player who was yelled at from the stands yet persevered and played on with determination, becoming an American hero.

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