The Jackie Robinson Museum seeks to bring people from all walks together to commune and appreciate each other’s humanity and diverse experiences. We create a forum for debate and discussion, reflecting the ways in which we as a society can make progress by working together to solve difficult social issues and by appreciating how one life can make a difference.Become A Member
Our Purpose Educate. Inspire. Challenge.
The museum celebrates the enduring legacy of one of the most important Americans of the 20th century, chronicling his trailblazing achievements against the backdrop of United States history. Invoking Robinson’s role as a champion for racial, social, and economic equality, the Museum’s programming places an emphasis on dialogue around critical issues that continue to challenge our society.
Educate visitors about Jackie Robinson, the athlete, activist, patriot, entrepreneur, and family man.
Inspire those interested in the history of social change and the prescription for greater progress.
Challenge people of all ages to pursue a life of achievement and purpose.
About Jackie Robinson Breaking Barriers
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. He would later become the first African American named a vice president at a fortune 500 company; serve as an advisor to politicians; start a bank and a housing development company; and, was a key figure in advancing equal opportunity and first-class citizenship for all Americans during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Hailed a “..freedom rider before freedom rides,” Robinson’s name has become synonymous with breaking barriers.
OUR FOUNDING DONORS AND SPONSORS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
- City of New York
- Joseph J. Plumeri Foundation
- Major League Baseball
- Rachel Robinson
- Yawkey Foundation
- Arthur Hayes
- Hess Corporation
- New York Mets
- New York Yankees
- Owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers
- Stephen M. Ross
- Strada Education Network
- The Estate of Michael Jackson
- The Lewis Family Foundation
- Tull Family Foundation
- BNY Mellon
- Draft Kings
- Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.
- Martin L. Edelman
- Peter O’Malley
- Sheila C. Johnson Foundation
- Sobani Warner & Michael Strayhorn
- Steve Greenberg
The Jackie Robinson Foundation A Living Legacy
Established in 1973 by Rachel Robinson to perpetuate the memory of her husband, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) administers one of the nation’s premier scholarship and leadership development programs for minority college students. With the opening in 2022 of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City, JRF will inspire and challenge the general public around the ideals embodied in the legacy of its namesake.Learn More About JRF
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