Recently, the nation celebrated the 70th anniversary of the legendary Jackie Robinson entering Major League Baseball as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the first Black man to play professional baseball in 63 years and the vanguard of racial barrier breaking all over American sports.
Although he died in 1972, Robinson’s legacy endures, of course in baseball as the entire league retired his number, 42, in 1997, but also with the Jackie Robinson Foundation an education and leadership development programs for minority college students whch has provided more than $70 million in grants and direct program support to 1,500 students who have attended more than 225 colleges and universities.
On Thursday, ground was broken in New York on a new endeavor to remember him: The Jackie Robinson Museum. The 18,000-square-foot space which foundation leaders say will further educate new generations about Robinson and perpetuate his legacy.
Take a look at a few photos from the ceremony above.