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4/16/2017 3:51 pm  #1

Statue of Jackie Robinson unveiled at Dodger Stadium

Statue of Jackie Robinson unveiled at Dodger Stadium

After all the lovely words had been spoken, the blue curtain raised, and the majestic statue of Jackie Robinson unveiled, his daughter reflected on a day she called powerful and inspirational.

“It was wonderful,” Sharon Robinson said, “to share that with Mom.”

“We’ve now come from Pasadena to Brooklyn and back with the Dodgers,” said Robinson’s son, David.

“To see that cycle in one’s life, and to see that work honored and respected, and to see the elders there who were with her during those days, I think it touches great memories for her and has great significance and importance.”

Jackie Robinson grew up in Pasadena, and he met his wife at UCLA in 1941.

He retired before the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, but Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson said team chairman Mark Walter promised Rachel five years ago that the new owners would install a Jackie Robinson statue.

“You do not improve a society by setting fire to it. Instead, find its old virtues and bring them back into the light”

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