Category: African American

The Original Black Panthers of WWII

“One of the most famous members of the 761st Tank Battalion and an “original Black Panther” was Jackie Robinson, who would later achieve major league baseball fame as a force of desegregation. The most famous member of the 761st was First Lieutenant Jack Robinson. During the 761st’s training, a white bus driver told Robinson to move to the back of the bus: Robinson refused. ” – Warlock Asylum