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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 His sister Sharon and brother David were happy and doing well, but Jackie Junior was quiet and withdrawn.
In 1964 he helped launch the Freedom National Bank, a Harlem bank that served black business people. Robinson also spoke around the country on such topics as poverty, urban development, and youth problems. In March 1965 he joined ABC-TV Sports as a commentator. All during this time, Jackie Jr’s problems mounted. He failed boarding school and briefly ran away to California with a friend. The police brought him home. Jackie Robinson’s relationship with his son grew more troubled. They had a hard time speaking to one another.
He did poorly in sports. He failed at baseball. The Robinsons sent the boy to a psychologist. Then they sent him to a private boarding school. They hoped this would help him outgrow his problems. 47 Robinson Book C 9/17/07 H A P 12:08 PM T E Page 48 R 8 On July 23, 1962 in Cooperstown, New York, 43-year-old Jackie Robinson won baseball’s highest honor. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In his acceptance speech, he thanked his mother, his wife, and Branch Rickey for making this crowning achievement possible.