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This Week in Black History

July 14, 1987 The Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award is renamed in honor of Jackie Robinson, 40 years after Robinson broke the baseball color line. Robinson was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit  …

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Dodgers unveil Jackie Robinson statue

LOS ANGELES — A statue of Jackie Robinson was unveiled April 15 at Dodger Stadium on the 70th anniversary of his breaking Major League Baseball’s color line. “This statue … captures Dad’s fierce passion and determination,” Robinson’s daughter Sharon said at the ceremony, attended by Baseball Hall of Fame members Sandy Koufax, Tommy Lasorda and…

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