Jackie Robinson

JRF Receives $1M towards JR Museum

June 10, 2015 - Jackie Robinson, News

The Foundation continues to work towards its goal of building a museum in lower Manhattan to honor Jackie Robinson’s contributions to baseball and to American society. JRF recently received an anonymous $1 million gift to support the Museum project, which needs $7 million more in contributions to open its doors. In addition to showcasing artifacts […]

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JRF Mourns the Loss of Actress and ROBIE Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Ruby Dee

June 10, 2015 - Jackie Robinson, News

Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee died on June 11, 2014. Dee was 91. Along with her husband, Ossie Davis, the award winning actress received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation in 2004. The couple reflected on Jackie Robinson’s legacy noting that “Jackie’s life was one of the most significant landmarks […]

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Rest in Peace, Ernie Banks

January 23, 2015 - Jackie Robinson, News

It is with tremendous sadness that we acknowledge the death of our dear friend Ernie Banks and express our sincerest condolences to his family as they endure this incredible loss.As the Chicago Cubs’ first Black player, six years after Jackie Robinson broke the major league color barrier by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers, Ernie’s contributions to […]

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