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Rachel Robinson

 

—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

 
Rachel Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
1. Rachel Robinson Marker
Inscription. Rachel Isum and Jack Roosevelt Robinson met in 1941, when she was a freshman-nursing student and he a senior and star athlete at the University of California, Los Angeles. They became engaged as Jackie went into the Army as a private and left as a commissioned officer and a tank commander. Rachel finished her five years of college and nursing school and graduated in June 1944 with the Florence Nightingale Award for clinical excellence. Rachel and Jackie were married on February 10, 1946. Mrs. Robinson is credited with providing the capacity to Jackie to endure the physical and emotional trials in his career. Rachel and Jackie had three children, Jackie, Jr. (tragically killed in an automobile accident), Sharon, and David. Rachel is the founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides scholarship and leadership skills programs for minority and underprivileged youths.

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“I soon learned that all the books in the world cannot really make one understand what it means to be a Negro with dignity and self-respect in an area where segregation is entrenched by custom and supported by a maze of laws. These were painful for me, but particularly painful for Jackie, because he was such an assertive person and was very sure of his manhood… to have seen him kowtow and submit
Rachel Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
2. Rachel Robinson Marker
to these indignities was abominable.”
Rachel Robinson

Jackie and Rachel Robinson, Jim Crow seating area, City Island/Jackie Robinson Ball Park 1946
Photo courtesy Rachel Robinson
 
Erected by Daytona Beach, Florida.
 
Location. 29° 12.582′ N, 81° 1.005′ 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. Jackie's First MLB Spring Training Game (here, next to this marker); Mary McLeod Bethune (here, next to this marker); First Spring Training (here, next to this marker); Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona Beach (here, next to this marker); Breaks Major League Baseball Color Barrier (here, next to this marker); Wendell Smith And Billy Rowe (here, next to this marker); Hall Of Famer (here, next to this marker); Sports Memories (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
More about this marker. This Daytona
Rachel Robinson 2013 image. Click for full size.
By ABC News
3. Rachel Robinson 2013
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 RightsSportsWomen
 
Jackie Robinson Statue Located in front of Jackie Robinson Ballpark image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 17, 2017
4. Jackie Robinson Statue Located in front of Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Jackie Robinson Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
5. Jackie Robinson Dedication Marker
Ball Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
6. Ball Park Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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