On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson took a major step for civil rights, breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball in the United States. His ardent crusade for opportunity forever altered the social landscape of the country. Nearly seven decades later, racial inequality remains an urgent social issue that demands dialogue and concerted action, among other social ailments that threaten to shatter what makes our nation the greatest in the world.
The Jackie Robinson Museum, in memorializing the athletic and social achievements of Jackie Robinson, will be a venue that recounts a historic moment in sports history and promotes dialogue and a good will approach to our nation’s social challenges, such as those confronted by Robinson during his heroic life.
One Hudson Square, 75 Varick Street (@ Canal Street)
in Lower Manhattan