Birthplace of Jackie Robinson historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Birthplace of Jackie Robinson historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Grady County
Birthplaces--Georgia--Cairo
Location:
United States, Georgia, Grady County, Cairo, 30.8774132, -84.2012897
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Hadley Perry Rd., Cairo
Text of marker: "Birthplace of Jackie Robinson First African American in Major League Baseball. Robinson was born here on January 31, 1919 before he and his family moved to California in 1920. After attending U.C.L.A., serving in the U.S. Army, and playing in the Negro American Baseball and International Leagues, Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, breaking major league baseball's color barrier. Adding to his many sports accomplishments, he served as special assistant to New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, establish the first African American Modern Bank/Freedom National Bank, and provided housing for the underprivileged through his construction firm. Robinson died in 1972. The house burned in 1996. 2001.22 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and The Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute, Inc. 65-1"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_birthplace-of-jackie-robinson
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_birthplace-of-jackie-robinson
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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