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Friday, July 29, 2022

xThe Jackie Robinson Museum Is About a Lot More Than Baseball

The new Jackie Robinson Museum — New York City’s first museum dedicated largely to the civil rights movement — hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday and will open its doors to the public on Sept. 5, allowing visitors to soak in the legacies of Robinson and his widow, Rachel, in a much larger, modernized version of the family den, with the same spirit of using sports as a vehicle to promote social progress.

Rachel Robinson, who turned 100 last week, cut the ribbon on an institution she has long envisioned as a center for people to learn about the courageous work her husband did, hand in hand with her, to help transform American society via the integration of Major League Baseball, and many other ventures.

Hank Gillette Posted: July 29, 2022 at 12:15 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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