FL. city apologizes for not letting Jackie Robinson play

May 1997
Jet;05/05/97, Vol. 91 Issue 24, p58
Announces that Mayor Larry A. Dale of Sanford, Florida apologized for not letting Jackie Robinson play during his early career as a baseball player. The Jackie Robinson Recognition Day proclamation by the city of Sanford; Details about Jackie Robinson being escorted off the field; Comments by Dale.


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