When you think of Jackie Robinson, so many things come to mind. Integrity, class, dignity, respect, …..the adjectives are endless. He is the face of racial equality within baseball. 453 more words
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A scheduling quirk put the Dodgers on the road for Jackie Robinson Day earlier this year, but next April 15, Dodger Stadium will be back in the familiar position of hosting the celebration of No. 73 more words
In his book, Rickey and Robinson: The True Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball, renown sports columnist, Roger Kahn, documents the roles of the two men, Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson, who were instrumental in breaking the color barrier in “America’s Favorite Pastime.” Kahn first gives a biography of each man before delving into the social and cultural environment of the time of Robinson’s entrance into the Major Leagues. 252 more words
This weekend our family drove on the Jackie Robinson Parkway in New York. We asked Lady C (our 5 year old) if she knew who Jackie Robinson was because we previously told her about him and wanted to see if she remembered the history lesson. 469 more words
For the 2nd time in 14 months, a part of MCU Park that honors heros has been vandalized.
On the morning of August 7, 2013, the statue of Jackie Robinson & Pee Wee Reese were vandalized with Swastikas, the phrases “Heil Hitler,” “Die N—-r” & “F–k Jackie Robinson and all N——s.” The statue was restored, but nobody was ever caught. 42 more words