California State Assembly Passes Resolution Commemorating Legacy of Jackie Robinson

Cairo Residents Host Event Celebrating Jackie Robinson's Legacy

The Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled a statue on Saturday honoring trailblazer Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball's first African American player.

Five years ago, the new ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers aspired to unveil a statue of Jackie Robinson at Dodger Stadium.

The bronze statue weighs 800 pounds and is eight feet tall.

The life-size statue, which sits in the left field reserve area, is the first statue honoring a former player in the history of Dodger Stadium. It is the first statue at Dodger Stadium.

The family shared numerous photos of Robinson with Cadet. Robinson went 0-for-3 in his debut, won 5-3 by the Dodgers. Robinson, after his historic career, became a vocal champion for civil rights and other social and political causes by joining the NAACP and helping establish the African-American Freedom National Bank. He used to come home and say, 'I got a standing ovation today.' He'd be shocked.

Robinson's place in baseball history is well-known and rightfully revered. "That was the element I spent the most time on to capture an expression that would be happening in that moment".

Robinson would also look to the front offices and he would be saddened. He would retire following 1956.

Shakespeare hopes Morgan will be fit for Atletico clash
Crystal Palace will again have Patrick van Aanholt available for selection after he recovered from an ankle injury. Leicester is two points ahead of the London club in 12th place after mounting a feeble defence of its title.

Obviously, the issues of race and prejudice do not lend themselves to easy answers or simple solutions, and even the role that Campanis played in delivering a shock to baseball's exclusionary front-office hiring practices illustrates the complexity of those issues.

April 15 has been recognized by Major League Baseball as a commemorative date since 2004 before the league-wide tradition of wearing the same numbered jerseys began in 2009.

"Baseball really has achieved a coming together of people over the 70 years and continuing that great impact on society", David Robinson said.

That legacy also will be continued by the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which has provided financial and mentorship support to 1,500 students over the last four decades. While integrated teams had played together up until the late 1800s, the move by Robinson into Major League Baseball helped them transition from their "whites only" policy which had been practiced for more than 60 years.

Jackie Robinson grew up in Pasadena, and he met his wife at UCLA in 1941.

Sharon Robinson views the statue as a fitting connection between her father's local roots and his 10-year Hall of Fame career spent in NY.

Related:

  • Little India in Singapore: It's Srikanth vs Praneeth in final

    Little India in Singapore: It's Srikanth vs Praneeth in final

    Though he missed the second game between Praneeth and Srikanth, Gopichand was certain that it would head to a decider. Praneeth continued to dominate the proceedings and moved to a 20-17 lead when Srikanth made a service error.

    Hillary Clinton chides Donald Trump on Syrian refugee ban after airstrikes

    Hillary Clinton visited Houston Friday for a fundraiser for Annie's List, an organization that promotes women in Texas politics. Clinton hoped that the White House moves forward with a broader strategy and consistent with American values.

    Mauricio Pochettino claims pressure is on Chelsea ahead of Manchester United clash

    The Italian scored two minutes after replacing the concussed Billy Jones, who was carried from the pitch while being given oxygen. Everton striker Romelu Lukaku struck three minutes later for his 24th league goal this season. "Four points is still a lot".
  • South Carolina and Gonzaga on the defensive in Final Four

    South Carolina and Gonzaga on the defensive in Final Four

    He's been playing well for us the entire season. "But our inside guys have played well in the NCAA tournament". Our team has been exposed to everything: size, athleticism, winning, losing, good, bad, suspensions.

    Syrian deal to evacuate tens of thousands of people begins

    All 16,000 residents of Fuaa and Kafraya are expected to leave, heading to Aleppo, the coastal province of Latakia, or Damascus. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, according to the Associated Press.
    Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar bypoll

    Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar bypoll

    He expressed gratitude towards the people who had risked their lives to come out to vote in "such a hard situation". After his victory, he told reporters that Governor's Rule should be imposed in Jammu and Kashmir without delay.
  • Watch Melissa McCarthy As White House Easter Bunny Sean Spicer On SNL

    After naming Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, the victor , Baldwin's Trump quipped, "Jared, you're such an inspiration". The show will return for new episodes in May, including one hosted by McCarthy herself.
    Kylie Jenner Showed Off A Shocking Hair Color At Coachella

    Kylie Jenner Showed Off A Shocking Hair Color At Coachella

    The pair also let Kendall, recently returned from a recharge in Paris , hang out with them in the VIP lounge at the Candy Crush party shortly thereafter.

    Artists and Boston Music Community React to Death of J. Geils

    Following a welfare checkup, the 71-year-old was found unresponsive at his home i Groton, Massachusetts around 4pm on Tuesday. At the time, Salwitz told Billboard , "It's great to be recognized, but it's a drag to be disappointed".
  • Trump claims immunity as President in lawsuit

    Trump claims immunity as President in lawsuit

    Bamberger's lawyers also argued that any damages awarded to the protesters in the case should be paid by Trump or his campaign. Trump could be heard saying "get 'em out of here" from the stage at that rally.
    'We can't have this relationship with Russia' amid Syria crisis

    'We can't have this relationship with Russia' amid Syria crisis

    The Moscow news conference came after Putin met Tillerson for the first time since Trump took office. Tillerson has a meeting set later Wednesday in Moscow with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    5 things to know about April the giraffe and her calf

    The latest craze featured April the Giraffe , an online sensation whose pregnancy has been a story of public interest for months. Although the official stats aren't in yet, April's calf likely stands about 6 feet tall and weighs between 100 and 150 pounds.

Comments

Latest news

'Girls' Series Finale Recap: Two Girls and a Baby
Adam and Jessa are probably off somewhere snuggled in a love cocoon after almost being derailed by Adam's brief return to Hannah . Marnie summons Loreen to the house for back-up, and Loreen isn't able to break through Hannah's fog.

What It Means, and Why It Matters — Georgia's Special Election
Estes ultimately won his race by just 7 points, a shockingly low lead in an area where Republicans outnumber Democrats 2-to-1. The survey included 453 respondents, 41 percent of which had already voted in early voting. "Vote for the Democratic Party".

Document says doctor advised medicine for Prince in another name
And the former attorney for two of Prince's dead siblings says they had revealed Prince had an addiction to Percocet decades ago. Johnson's attorney, Clayton Tyler, said Johnson "did not secure nor supply the drugs which caused Prince's death".

Christians mark Easter at Jerusalem site of Jesus's resurrection
Recently I was asked what determines when we celebrate Easter Sunday? The whole relationship with Christianity is that point. Instead, it encourages disciples to live Easter's good news of new life in the resurrection of Jesus Christ every day.

'Free' college in Europe isn't really free
Stanley said Oswego State has a long-standing commitment to higher education access, college completion and cost predictability. The only thing the government asks is that the students stay in NY for four years after they graduate.

Shia board for anti-triple talaq law like one against sati
The Allahabad HC ruled last December that triple talaq violates the equality of women as provided by the Constitution. Kalbe Sadiq, vice-president of the AIMPLB, had acknowledged that triple talaq was unfair to women.

Arkansas Executions in Legal Limbo
The state has appealed that ruling to the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which had not weighed in as of mid-afternoon. Ward's attorneys have argued he is a diagnosed schizophrenic with no rational understanding of his impending execution.

Expert team to probe Syrian sarin gas attack
Russian Federation blamed the West for supporting rebel groups, which it says are terrorists. "Definitely, 100 percent for us. In an exclusive video interview with Agence France-Presse, he said "there was no order to make any attack".

Pence aims to reassure allies amid North Korea threat
China's official Xinhua News Agency says China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, and U.S. Asked about North Korea this week, he told reporters: "North Korea is a problem".

Police fire Georgia officers recorded assaulting man
A working phone number couldn't immediately be located for him, and it wasn't clear whether he has an attorney who could comment. A Georgia police officer was sacked Thursday, less than 24 hours after authorities say he kicked a handcuffed man in the head.

'Taking all measures to gain consular access to Jadhav'
It has also informed Pakistan that it will appeal the order after analysing the Pakistan Army Act, sources said. This is the latest flashpoint in the long and embittered saga of India-Pakistan ties.

Trump forgets Cold War, says US-Russia relations at 'all time low'
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson condemned Russian support for the Assad regime, calling on Moscow to abandon their ally. But Tillerson is confident the attack was directed by the Assad regime. "The current state of U.S.

Christians celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem
Why is this? The reason is because our greatest need is to be forgiven of our sins, Graham said. In one, we celebrate a resurgence of life on the earth after the cold and bareness of winter.

Centurion Ronaldo's brace leads Real to stunning win over Bayern
Bayern was without club top-scorer Robert Lewandowski after he failed to recover from a knock to his right shoulder. Ronaldo scored the first goal of the tournament since September 2016 just two minutes into the second half.

PM launches Bhim Aadhar pay app
The Aadhaar Pay is the advanced version of the prior Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS), especially useful for merchants. The app is required to be downloaded only by those who will receive the payment, such as merchants or businesspersons.

Other news