News: Jackie Robinson Museum Grand Opening

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NEW YORK -- The Jackie Robinson Museum held a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday morning, commemorating its long-awaited opening in a quest to advance the legacy of Jackie Robinson.

The museum, located on Varick St. in Lower Manhattan and funded by the Jackie Robinson Foundation, will officially open to the public on Sept. 5. Its goal is to educate the public on the life, legacy and values of a civil rights pioneer who was the first to cross the MLB color barrier in 1947.

Special guests attending the highly anticipated ribbon-cutting included Jackie’s wife, Rachel, and their children David and Sharon, along with the President & CEO of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Della Britton; New York City mayor Eric Adams; tennis legend Billie Jean King; former MLB pitcher CC Sabathia; and movie director Spike Lee.
 

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Mrs. Robinson is a staggering 100 years. She lost Jackie in 1972.
 

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I saw that movie 42 again on the plane last week. What a great movie. I love those Brooklyn Dodgers teams of the late 40's and early 50's.

Wow! His spouse is 100 years old? Incredible she has lived so long, especially considering the stress of that role is probably what killed Jackie so early in life.
 
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