"Historic Jim Crow Section"

"Historic Jim Crow Section" (HM1ZZH)

Location: Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Volusia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 12.582', W 81° 0.933'

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Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum

Jim Crow was not the name of a person, yet the name "Jim Crow" affected the lives of millions of people. From the 1880's into the 1960's, a majority of American states enforced segregation through Jim Crow laws (so called after a black character in minstrel shows). "Jim Crow" came to personify the system of government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the United States, designed to rob blacks of their civil rights and prevent them from mingling with whites in public places.

This section in which you stand, represents that time in history. On March 17,1946, Jackie
Robinson stepped onto this ball field and changed views and attitudes around the world about Negroes in professional baseball. This former "Jim Crow" section of the City Island Ballpark was overflowing on that day and black American veterans, without incident, integrated the "white stands".

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City Island Ballpark, circa 1940
Photo courtesy of Halifax Historical Society
Placed ByDaytona Beach, Florida
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 498488 N 3231219
Decimal Degrees29.20970000, -81.01555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 12.582', W 81° 0.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 12' 34.92" N, 81° 0' 55.98" W
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Area Code(s)386
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, US
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