In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson

An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend

Jackie Robinson stands ready to bat in a crowded stadium as the pitcher and umpire look on from behind Robinson

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A civil rights icon and baseball legend.

Jackie Robinson made history as the first African American in Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson showcases 31 stunning black and white photographs, some of them never before seen by the public, along with nine vintage Look magazines in which they were published. This exciting exhibition offers a behind the scenes look at Robinson the athlete, civil rights advocate, and family man, and marks a pivotal point in the history of baseball and the fight towards racial equality through the lens of the day’s popular picture press. In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson was exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York January 31, 2019 – September 19, 2019, and was a co-presentation between the Museum of the City of New York and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

 


 

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This exhibition is a co-presentation of the Museum of the City of New York and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Jackie Robinson Centennial logo, Jackie Robinson Foundation logo, Museum of the City of New York logo
Frank Bauman for "Look" magazine, "Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers," 1949. Museum of the City of New York, X2011.4.11814.47

Supporters

In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson is made possible in part by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, with additional support provided by Martin L. Edelman, Esq; Gregg A. Gonsalves; and Peter O’Malley.

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