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Jack Roosevelt Robinson

 
 
Jackie Robinson Historical Marker, Jersey City image. Click for full size.
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1. Jackie Robinson Historical Marker, Jersey City
Inscription. “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

Jack Roosevelt Robinson
1919–1972


Jack Roosevelt Robinson, the first African-American to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, played in his first minor league game in Jersey City, New Jersey. This statue, sculpted by Susan Wagner, commemorates that historic event.

Dedicated Wednesday, February 25, 1998

Rachel Robinson, Founder, Jackie Robinson Foundation
Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., Chair, Jackie Robinson Foundation
Christine Todd Whitman, Governor of New Jersey

Sponsors
The City of Jersey City, Bret Schundler, Mayor
John J. McMullen, Norton Lilly
The Lewis M. Eisenberg Family
James S. Regan
The First Union Foundation
The Shumann Fund of New Jersey
Jeremy Jacobs, Delaware North

 
Erected 1998 by City of Jersey City.
 
Location. 40° 43.938′ N, 74° 3.787′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Path Plaza. Click for map. Marker and statue are located in front of the Journal Square Transportation Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Path Plaza, Jersey City NJ 07306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Jackie Robinson Marker (left view) image. Click for full size.
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2. Jackie Robinson Marker (left view)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Stuyvesant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newkirk House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Bergen Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jane Tuers (approx. half a mile away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Rt. Rev. Msgr. Roger A. McGinley (approx. half a mile away); Blakeslee Route (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mystic Lincoln (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Jersey City.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Jackie Robinson. (Submitted on March 10, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil RightsSports
 
Jackie Robinson Marker (right view) image. Click for full size.
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3. Jackie Robinson Marker (right view)
Jack Roosevelt Robinson Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
4. Jack Roosevelt Robinson Statue
The Jackie Robinson statue is seen here from Journal Square Plaza.
 
 
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