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Jackie changed face of sports

Updated: August 15, 2006, 11:41 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

"Jackie Robinson's impact was greater than just that of baseball. He was a transforming agent and in the face of such hostility and such meanness and violence, he did it with such amazing dignity. He had to set the course for the country," says the Rev. Jesse Jackson on ESPN's SportsCentury series.

Jackie Robinson, who broke major league baseball's color barrier in 1947 and two years later won the NL MVP award, will be profiled on

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