Jackie Robinson

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Robinson’s personal business card, used after his baseball career.

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JACKIE ROBINSON (1919 – 1972)

American Baseball Player and Activist

Robinson was the first African-American to play Major League Baseball, debuting in 1947. He won the league’s Most Valuable Player in 1949. His general character and breaking of the colour line influenced the Civil Rights movement. His uniform number, 42, was retired across all MLB teams.

Louise Weiss

Louise Weiss
Weiss’s calling card which is also inscribed and initialed by her.

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LOUISE WEISS (1893 – 1983)

French Author, Activist and Politician

Weiss was a part of the European women’s suffrage movement during the 1930s, and later active in the French Resistance during the Second World War. She was elected as a member of the European Parliament in 1979, and the main building of the Parliament is named after her.

Julian Bond

Julian Bond
Bond’s business card as Chairman of NAACP, a position he held between 1998-2010. It is signed by him as well.

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JULIAN BOND (1940 – 2015)

American Politician and Activist

Bond was an influential figure in the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s, setting up the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. He was elected to represent the State of Georgia in the House of Representatives and the Senate throughout the 70s and 80s. He was then elected Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.