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

Early Beginnings

Jackie Robinson

 

—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

 
Jackie Robinson Early Beginnings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
1. Jackie Robinson Early Beginnings Marker
Inscription. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 3i, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, the grandson of a slave and the son of a sharecropper. In 1920, jack's father, Jerry, abandoned his wife, Mallie, and their five children, Edgar, Frank, Mack, Willa Mae, and Jack. Mallie Robinson's uncle invited them to move to Pasadena, California, and she packed up their belongings and boarded her “freedom train.” On a domestic’s salary she was able to purchase a four bedroom cottage at 121 Pepper Street. Mallie was a pioneer who escaped from bigotry and now refused to accept abuse. She instilled a positive identity, self-esteem, and an intense feeling of entitlement in her children.

(photo caption)
“Is this the environment (California) I want for my kids and myself? Can we flourish here?”
Mack, Jack Edger, Willa Mae, Frank and Mallie Robinson, Pasadena, California, circa 1925
Photo courtesy of Rachel Robinson
 
Erected by Daytona Beach, Florida.
 
Location. 29° 12.577′ N, 81° 1.002′ 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
Jackie Robinson Early Beginnings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
2. Jackie Robinson Early Beginnings 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. Sports Memories (here, next to this marker); Breaks Major League Baseball Color Barrier (here, next to this marker); Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona Beach (here, next to this marker); First Spring Training (here, next to this marker); Rachel Robinson (a few steps from this marker); Jackie's First MLB Spring Training Game (a few steps from this marker); Mary McLeod Bethune (a few steps from this marker); Exceptional Athletic Ability (a few steps from this marker). 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 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
3. Jackie Robinson Statue Located in front of Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
4. Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Museum Marker
Jackie Robinson Ballpark Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
5. Jackie Robinson Ballpark Entrance
Ariel File Photo Jackie Robinson Ballpark image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
6. Ariel File Photo Jackie Robinson Ballpark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 28, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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