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Learn about the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson through artifacts, historical imagery and multilayered storytelling when you visit the museum.
This gallery chronicles Robinson’s extraordinary life against the backdrop of U.S. history, beginning with his birth in 1919. The artifacts, videos and interactive experiences highlight Robinson’s multifaceted commitment to advancing equal opportunity for all through activism, civic engagement, and economic empowerment efforts.
This short film recounts Robinson’s early family life, invoking the values and beliefs that led to his courageous choices as an athlete, activist and humanitarian. Run time: 5:40
Delve into the details of Robinson’s roles as a Soldier, Activist, Entrepreneur and Family Man through narrative, artifacts and media.
ROBINSON AND RICKEY
Examine Robinson’s player contracts, letters and photographs tying him to the Brooklyn Dodgers and manager Branch Rickey.
CROSSING THE COLOR LINE
This media installation captures the racial environment that the Robinsons endured beyond the baseball field—told through Rachel Robinson’s and journalist Wendell Smith’s accounts of the couple’s 1946 cross-country trip from California to spring training in the Jim Crow South.
SUPPORTS & CHALLENGES
Explore the ecosystem of people, events, and laws that both hindered and advanced Robinson’s success.
Read actual fan letters and get up close to the first national Rookie of the Year plaque ever awarded.
Follow a chronology of Robinson’s life set within the context of 20th-century America. Media kiosks allow visitors to probe deeper into the subject matter.
Witness Robinson’s continuing impact on society by listening to 42 people from different walks of life reflect on what Robinson has meant to them.
Speak Out, Stand Up!
Be inspired by Robinson’s engagement in numerous causes and learn how you can improve your community by addressing issues important to you, such as climate change and voting rights.
Yawkey Sports Gallery
Experience highlights of Robinson’s athletic achievements spanning forty years.
Learn the details of Robinson’s experience in the Negro Leagues in 1945 and his season with the Montreal Royals, the Dodgers’ AAA farm team, in 1946.
A 3/16-scale model of Ebbets Field is a unique feature of the Museum and a state-of-the-art, interactive touchpoint. Learn about the stadium experience and historic moments in baseball in Robinson’s time through video content, image projections, and immersive audio.
POP CULTURE ICON
This bold tribute to Robinson’s enduring impact on popular culture from 1947 to today features artifacts, magazine covers, comic books, movie posters and more.
HOURS: 11 AM - 6 PM, Thu - Sun