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

Civil Rights Pioneer

Jackie Robinson

 

—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

 
Jackie Robinson Civil Rights Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
1. Jackie Robinson Civil Rights Pioneer Marker
Inscription. Jackie Robinson, A Man Most Noted For His Athletic Skills, As A True Pioneer For Civil Rights In America .While In The Army He Was Court-Martialed For Refusing To Move To The Back Of A Bus In Fort Hood, Texas. He Won Acquittal On All Charges. After His Retirement, From His 10 Years With The Dodgers, He Was One Of The First Black Executives In America When Named Vice President Of Chock-Full-OF-Nuts Restaurants . He Used His Stance For Human Rights By Fighting Anti Semitism And Fundraising For The National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP) And Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He Supported Many Political Candidates And Showed That A Multi-Racial, Non-Partisan Approach Was The Way To Get Things Done For His Fellow Man. He Joined Dr. King In Birmingham, Alabama To Show His Support For The Protest Movement. Jackie And His Wife, Rachel Hosted A Jazz Festival To Raise Bail Money For The Birmingham Protestors. This Annual Connecticut Festival Is Now Known As “Afternoon Of Jazz.” Jackie Robinson Died Prematurely Of Complications Related To Diabetes At Age 53 On October 23, 1972.

(photo caption)
“A Life Is Not Important Except In The Impact It Has On Other Lives.” Floyd Patterson (Olympic Gold Medalist & World Heavyweight Champion), Rev Ralph Abernathy, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
Jackie Robinson Civil Rights Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 14, 2017
2. Jackie Robinson Civil Rights Pioneer Marker
King, Jr., Jackie Robinson, Birmingham, Alabama, May 1963
Photo courtesy of the Baseball Hall Of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY
 
Erected by Daytona Beach , Florida.
 
Location. 29° 12.587′ N, 81° 1.008′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from E. Orange Ave. 0.1 miles east of S. Beach St 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. Hall Of Famer (here, next to this marker); Wendell Smith And Billy Rowe (here, next to this marker); Mary McLeod Bethune (a few steps from this marker); Jackie's First MLB Spring Training Game (a few steps from this marker); Rachel Robinson (a few steps from this marker); Baseball Legend (a few steps from this marker); First Spring Training (a few steps from this marker); Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona Beach (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
Regarding Civil Rights Pioneer. This Daytona Beach Ballpark is named in honor of famed major league baseball player Jackie Robinson. In 1946,
Jackie Robinson And Martin Luther King, Jr image. Click for full size.
By Solipsis
3. Jackie Robinson And Martin Luther King, Jr
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 RightsSports
 
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 August 4, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 68 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 August 4, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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