Jackie Robinson's career celebrated in pop-up exhibit

An exhibit in Downtown Brooklyn is showcasing the career of Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson.



National Grid, St. Francis College and the Brooklyn Historical Society have teamed up to commemorate Robinson's debut.



"Not only is Jackie Robinson part of Brooklyn history, Jackie Robinson is a great American and a great leader," says Rudolph Wynter, of National Grid. "This is the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier."



The exhibit will show monumental moments in Robinson's life and more than 20 different artifacts collected throughout the years.



"When people see the Dodgers helmet, I think a chill goes down their spine," says Marcia Ely, of the Brooklyn Historical Society. "When people look at the ball, it shows all the autographs of each of the players. It makes history come to life."



The exhibit will be open to the public until April 15.


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