Jack Roosevelt Robinson

Jack Roosevelt Robinson (HM3KT)

Location: Jersey City, NJ 07306 Hudson County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 43.938', W 74° 3.787'

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"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."

Jack Roosevelt Robinson
1919-1972


Jack Roosevelt Robinson, the first African-American to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, played in his first minor league game in Jersey City, New Jersey. This statue, sculpted by Susan Wagner, commemorates that historic event.

Dedicated Wednesday, February 25, 1998

Rachel Robinson, Founder, Jackie Robinson Foundation
Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., Chair, Jackie Robinson Foundation
Christine Todd Whitman, Governor of New Jersey

Sponsors
The City of Jersey City, Bret Schundler, Mayor
John J. McMullen, Norton Lilly
The Lewis M. Eisenberg Family
James S. Regan
The First Union Foundation
The Shumann Fund of New Jersey
Jeremy Jacobs, Delaware North
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HM NumberHM3KT
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByCity of Jersey City
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:42pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 579111 N 4509462
Decimal Degrees40.73230000, -74.06311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.938', W 74° 3.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 56.28" N, 74° 3' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Path Plaza, Jersey City NJ 07306, US
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