Robinson understood the crucial role he played in the integration of America’s national pastime. But he also knew the journey toward full equality was not an easy one. “I cannot say I have made it,” Robinson said, “while our country drives full speed ahead to deeper rifts between men and women of varying colors.”
Tomorrow, Brooklyn Historical Society opens a new exhibition, “Until Everyone Has It Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy,” which celebrates Robinson’s role integrating professional baseball and his lifelong commitment to racial equity.
The photo of the week depicts Jackie Robinson sliding in to home base during the 1955 World Series against the New York Yankees. It was the only series the Dodgers won as a Brooklyn-based team.
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