March 17, 1946 Jackie Roosevelt Robinson made his professional debut as a member of the Montreal Royals in the Daytona Beach ballpark that now bears his name. One year later, Robinson would break Major League Baseball's color barrier and earn the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson batted .311 in ten Major League seasons and was named the National League's Most Valuable Player. Robinson was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, 16 years after his historic debut in Daytona Beach.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Calls on Congress to Pass Historic Health Care Legislation
This year marks the PUSH for Excellence 12th Annual HBCU Tour.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Inducted into Historic Cambridge Union Society in the United Kingdom
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. delivers a speech at Cambridge Univeristy.
Reverend Jesse Jackson Honored at Cambridge University
Rev. Jesse Jackson Addresses Bank of America Shareholders
Rainbow PUSH Coalition Rallies at Bank of America to Save Homes & Churches
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Commends the Life and Work of E. Duke McNeil
Our country, and the world, faces the duel crisis of a failed American economy and climate change that threatens life on this planet as we know it.