131 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., covering Jackie Robinson. Robinson made history as the first African American to play baseball in the Major Leagues when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946.
Files contain approximately 90 discernable pages of various information, memos, reports from informants, miscellany, and articles mostly concerning Robinson's political activities.
The FBI would say Robinson wasn't the subject of an FBI investigation; however the files shows the bureau was concerned whether or not he was a communist. Robinson caught the attention of the FBI as a result of activities with various groups, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In 1949 he testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities at hearings regarding Communist Infiltration of Minority Groups