National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave., NW
3rd Floor, Community Galleries, Sports: Leveling the Playing Field Floor Plan
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson made his major league baseball debut as the first African American to play in the league, breaking the long-standing color barrier in the sport. Predating the civil rights movement, the integration had much greater implications beyond the field, serving as a model for integration in all areas of American life.
Baseball legend Robinson’s jersey is on display in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Robinson integrating Major League Baseball.