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The funeral cortege extended for several blocks. Jackie Robinson was taken to Cypress Hills Cemetery and buried near where his son had been laid to rest only a year earlier. 59 Robinson Book 9/17/07 12:08 PM Page 60 After Jackie Robinson’s death, Rachel Robinson established the Jackie Robinson Foundation for college scholarships. Sharon Robinson became a nurse and then a professor at Yale University School of Nursing. David Robinson emigrated to Tanzania to form a cooperative farm. His mother often visited him there.

Most American blacks supported Democrat John F. Kennedy for president. But Robinson supported 46 Robinson Book 9/17/07 12:08 PM Page 47 Vice President Richard Nixon, a Republican. When Kennedy became president, Robinson grew to respect him and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, for their support of civil rights causes. By 1960, the Robinsons were very worried about their 14-year-old son, Jackie. He was having serious trouble in school. His sister Sharon and brother David were happy and doing well, but Jackie Junior was quiet and withdrawn.

Jackie Robinson Jr. was buried at Antioch Baptist Church. Many he had helped grieved with his family. Jackie Robinson picked up the pieces of his life. He continued to carry out his charitable activities. Son David was attending Stanford University in California. Daughter Sharon, after a brief unhappy marriage, was now happily married to a man the Robinsons liked. 56 Robinson Book 9/17/07 12:08 PM Page 57 Because of his failing sight, Robinson could no longer drive a car. On October 23, 1972, he asked his driver to take him on his usual rounds.

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