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

“Historic Jim Crow Section”

Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum

 
 
Historic Jim Crow Section Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
1. Historic Jim Crow Section Marker
Inscription. Jim Crow was not the name of a person, yet the name "Jim Crow" affected the lives of millions of people. From the 1880ís into the 1960's, a majority of American states enforced segregation through Jim Crow laws (so called after a black character in minstrel shows). "Jim Crow" came to personify the system of government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the United States, designed to rob blacks of their civil rights and prevent them from mingling with whites in public places.

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”.

(photo caption)
City Island Ballpark, circa 1940
Photo courtesy of Halifax Historical Society
 
Erected by Daytona Beach, Florida.
 
Location. 29° 12.582′ N, 81° 0.933′ 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
Historic Jim Crow Section Marker (Reverse Side) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 17, 2017
2. Historic Jim Crow Section Marker (Reverse Side)
Inscription same as on front side
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. 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.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsSports
 
Historic Jim Crow Section Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
3. Historic Jim Crow Section Marker
Ariel File Photo Jackie Robinson Ballpark image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
4. Ariel File Photo Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Jackie Robindon Ballpark Grandstands image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 17, 2017
5. Jackie Robindon Ballpark Grandstands
Historic Jim Crow Section Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
6. Historic Jim Crow Section Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. 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.
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