Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
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.
Rachel Robinson, Founder, Jackie Robinson Foundation
Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., Chair, Jackie Robinson Foundation
Christine Todd Whitman, Governor of New Jersey
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Sports.
Location. 40° 43.938′ N, 74° 3.787′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Path Plaza. Marker and statue are located in front of the Journal Square Transportation Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Path Plaza, Jersey City NJ 07306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
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