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Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jackie Robinson

Barrier Breaker

 

—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

 
Jackie Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
1. Jackie Robinson Marker
Inscription. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was the first African-American to break the modern day Major League Baseball color barrier. His extraordinary baseball skills, appealing personality, intelligence and courage, contributed to make this significant accomplishment possible. In breaking the baseball color barrier, he challenged the deeply rooted custom racial segregation in both north and south. Jackie’s leadership opened the doors for other minorities into professional sports and the corporate world. In 1997, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this momentous event, Jackie Robinson was honored as a man who stood defiantly against those working against racial equality and acknowledged the profound influence of one man’s life on American culture.

At Jackie Robinson’s retirement, Brooks Lawrence, a pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds and a former Negro Leaguer, paid tribute to Robinson: “You opened the door for me and others who followed you and when you opened the door for me and others who followed you and when you opened it you threw it wide open. You gave us a new way of life for which we will be eternally grateful.”

After retiring from baseball, Jackie Robinson actively supported human rights, fighting anti-semitism and fundraising for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Rev.
Jackie Robinson Marker (Reverse Side) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 17, 2017
2. Jackie Robinson Marker (Reverse Side)
Inscription same as front side
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jackie Robinson died in 1972, the 25th anniversary of his rookie season, actively working to promote Blacks across sports and culture.

(photo caption)
Jackie Robinson
Photo courtesy of Peter Simon
 
Erected by Daytona Beach , Florida.
 
Location. 29° 12.551′ N, 81° 0.989′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from East Orange Avenue 0.1 miles east of South Beach Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker located in Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 E Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Althea Gibson (here, next to this marker); Roberto Clemente (a few steps from this marker); Willie O’Ree (a few steps from this marker); Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); A Gifted Athlete (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Exceptional Athletic Ability (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackie Robinson Ballpark (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
Regarding Jackie Robinson.
Jackie Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
3. Jackie Robinson Marker
This Daytona Beach Ballpark is named in honor of famed major league baseball player Jackie Robinson. In 1946, Daytona Beach was the only city along the spring season circuit to allow Robinson to play. This event helped Robinson to eventually brake the color barrier in major league baseball. On October 22, 1998, this stadium was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsSports
 
Aerial file photo Jackie Robinson Ballpark image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
4. Aerial file photo Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Jackie Robinson Ballpark Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
5. Jackie Robinson Ballpark Entrance
Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
6. Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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