First African American in Major League BaseballRobinson was born here on January 31, 1919 before he and his family moved to California in 1920. After attending U.C.L.A., serving in the U.S. Army, and playing in the Negro American Baseball and International Leagues, Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, breaking major league baseball's color barrier. Adding to his many sports accomplishments, he served as special assistant to New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, established the first African American Modern Bank/Freedom National Bank, and provided housing for the underprivileged through his construction firm. Robinson died in 1972. The house burned in 1996.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Society and The Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 5:11am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 766786 N 3401039|
|Decimal Degrees||30.71236667, -84.21428333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 42.742', W 84° 12.857'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 42' 44.52" N, 84° 12' 51.42" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 73-125 Hadley Ferry Rd 154, Thomasville GA 31792, US|
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