Rachel Robinson is an American retired professor and registered nurse. She is best known as the widow of the popular baseball player, Jackie Robinson. She is credited with founding the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which provides leadership and educational opportunities for minority students. Rachel Robinson has been portrayed in a couple of films.
Mamie Johnson was an American baseball player and the first female pitcher to take part in the Negro leagues. She was also one of the three women to play in the Negro leagues. Mamie Johnson's life and career have inspired a couple of books, namely A Strong Right Arm and Mamie on the Mound.