Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
“Historic Jim Crow Section”
Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
This section in which you stand, represents that time in history. On March 17,1946, Jackie Robinson stepped onto this ball field and changed views and attitudes around the world about Negroes in professional baseball. This former “Jim Crow" section of the City Island Ballpark was overflowing on that day and black American veterans, without incident, integrated the “white stands”.
City Island Ballpark, circa 1940
Photo courtesy of Halifax Historical Society
Erected by Daytona Beach, Florida.
Location. 29° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 E Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shirley Chisholm (here, next to this marker); Jackie Robinson Ballpark (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackie Robinson (about 300 feet away); Early Beginnings (about 400 feet away); Althea Gibson (about 400 feet away); First Spring Training (about 400 feet away); Exceptional Athletic Ability (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
More about this 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 break the color barrier in major league baseball. On October 22, 1998, this stadium was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 20, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.