Photo of the Week: Jackie Robinson Exhibition

[1953 Brooklyn Dodgers], 1953, V1987.19.4; Photography collection, V1987.19; Brooklyn Historical Society.

[1953 Brooklyn Dodgers], 1953, V1987.19.4; Photography collection, V1987.19; Brooklyn Historical Society.

It’s your last chance to catch the exhibition Until Everyone Has It Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy, on view at our main location at 128 Pierrepont, celebrating the legacy of Jackie Robinson and his role integrating baseball, as well as his lifelong commitment to racial equality. Robinson understood the crucial role he played in the integration of America’s national pastime, but he also knew the journey toward 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.”

The photo of the week depicts the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers team featuring Jackie Robinson (second row, third player in from the left). Learn more about Robinson’s life, his impressive career with the Dodgers, and his dedication to activism by visiting the engaging exhibition on display until June 17. The exhibition features an array of archival materials, photography, programs, and memorabilia.

Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. library@brooklynhistory.org

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One Response to Photo of the Week: Jackie Robinson Exhibition

  1. Jackie Robinson had an impressive and record-shattering baseball career.
    Congratulations !

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