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. Over 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 goodwill approach to our nation’s social challenges, such as those confronted by Robinson during his heroic life.
View the Jackie Robinson Museum Brochure (PDF)
The City of New York
Joseph J. Plumeri
New York Mets
Owners of the LA Dodgers
Major League Baseball
Strada Education Network
New York Yankees
Tull Family Foundation
Legacy Campaign Fundraising:
To date, the Foundation has raised its construction goal of $24 million
And a total campaign goal of $42 million, including a Museum operating endowment