U.S. to honor Jackie Robinson’s sanctuary
The U.S. government is recognizing Robinson’s sanctuary, Montreal home, with a commemorative plaque, today. Robinson and his wife called this quaint duplex home in the summer of 1946, and would often travel to there to get away from the bigoted South up.The event will be attended by the U.S. ambassador to Canada, Montreal’s mayor and Robinson’s daughter as part of Black History Month.
Not too far from the house, Robinson made history at old Delorimier Stadium, thrilling fans of the minor league Montreal Royals for one season in his final stop before joining the majors the next year with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
(some word for word courtesy full article msn.com, foxsports)
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