Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
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.
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.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Sports •
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.