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.
At the Jackie Robinson Museum groundbreaking, the Jackie Robinson Museum ceremonially began construction.
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The Jackie Robinson Museum National Legacy Campaign
The Foundation has raised $25 million toward a total campaign goal of $42 million, including a Museum operating endowment.
Founding Donors to the Legacy Campaign:
The City of New York
Joseph J. Plumeri
New York Mets
Strada Education Network
Owners of the LA Dodgers
Major League Baseball
Tull Family Foundation
New York Yankees