The Monument Park marker appears alongside those dedicated to baseball greats Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter.
Ex-49ers quarterback recalled the Brooklyn Dodgers trailblazer on MLB's Jackie Robinson Day.
Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers received a letter during the winter of 1954 from a man who volunteered at an orphanage
In late January 1938, the Rev. Karl Downs, the new minister of Scott Methodist Church in Pasadena, California, went looking
Number 5 on that list debuted 40 years ago today, on August 8, 1976, when the Chicago White Sox coupled their already hideous
MR: On "Wristband," my impression of what's happening is a fall from a certain level of living and then trying to get "back
Beginning in the 1930s, black sportswriters, notably Wendell Smith and Sam Lacy, made baseball part of a larger crusade to confront Jim Crow laws. Their columns galvanized support among their readers, and their interviews with white major leaguers demonstrated that many players had no objections to playing with blacks.
Breaking Barriers is a character education and literacy program that teaches students that we all face barriers in our lives, even Major League players. We help students understand the importance of character and how Jackie Robinson used his core values to overcome his barriers.
"They're really more Freedom Documents than contracts," entrepreneur and founder of Collector's Cafe Mykalai Kontilai told me as he eagerly awaited another milestone in the long list of his career.
Ken Burns agrees that we can't remember Jackie Robinson enough. He just wants us to remember the real Jackie Robinson.
Rachel Robinson has been, in her own right, a pioneer for social justice on several fronts, using her celebrity as a platform to fight for a more equal society. Like Jackie, she has enormous physical courage and moral integrity.
The New York Times is publishing never-before-released photos from its archive.