The 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic Major League Baseball debut took place on April 15th.
The entire league was honoring the late second baseman’s contribution to the sport.
Becoming the first Black player to star in the MLB, Jackie Robinson suffered from taunts and threats, but being aggressive on the field he managed to stay perfectly calm in daily life.
Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers honored Robinson with the unveiling of a bronze statue showing the celebrated player sliding into home plate. Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, and their children, Sharon and David attended the ceremony. There was also announced that a museum dedicated to Jackie Robinson will be opened this spring in Lower Manhattan
Robinson was one of those Black men who make history not only because of their achievements but due to their incredible personalities.