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black history month 2005
Flanked by President George W. Bush (left) and House Speaker Dennis Hastert (right), Rachel Robinson accepts the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of her late husband, Jackie Robinson. (Charles Dharapak/AP)
Robinson awarded Congressional Medal
Jackie Robinson was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday. The event in the Capitol rotunda took place nearly 58 years after Robinson first stepped on the field to play first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Major League Baseball's color line. Full story >
jackie robinson foundation The Jackie Robinson Foundation
is a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his achievements. More information >
sights and sounds
• Earl Wilson on Black History Month:  56K | 350K
• The Jackie Robinson Legacy:  56K | 350K
• Jackie Robinson Day, his life and career:  56K | 350K
• Jackie Robinson: A Look Back:   56K | 350K
• April 15, 1997: Shea salute to Robinson:   350K
• Cleveland retires Larry Doby's jersey in 1994:  350K
• Robinson honored at 1972 World Series:   350K
• Pat Scantlebury on the Negro Leagues:  56K | 350K
• Jackie Robinson retrospective:  56K | 350K
• Jackie Robinson's nine values:  56K | 350K
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features
Don Newcombe2004 Black History Month
Representatives from every MLB club shared their thoughts and reflections on Black History Month.
Reggie Jackson2003 Black History Month
MLB.com presented features from all 30 clubs, plus special interviews on MLB.com Radio.
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history
Buck LeonardNegro Leagues legacy
From the archives: Features on popular players, team histories, video clips, photo galleries and more.
Jackie Robinson Day
April 15, 2004 marked the beginning of an annual celebration throughout Major League Baseball.