Honoring a Legend — last call to see the Jackie Robinson Exhibit

By Karen Young

Jackie Robinson honored in street co-naming

Macdonough Street in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood is now known as Jackie Robinson Way in honor of the great Brooklyn Dodgers baseball legend. As part of our commitment to the communities we serve and in recognition of our shared history with the Brooklyn Dodgers it was natural to support the celebration.

Jackie Robinson and his family once lived on Macdonough Street between Ralph and Patchen venues. Renee McClure and Terry Yard from the NY Jdx coordinated a group of volunteers to participate in the street co-naming ceremony which was organized by the 500 Block MacDonough Street Association.

This was another opportunity for National Grid to remember Jackie Robinson’s legacy and impact. Last year we collaborated with the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) on an exhibit “Until Everyone Has It Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy.” Baseball legend and civil rights activist, Robinson paved his way into the annals of history by breaking the color barrier as a Dodger at Ebbets Field in 1947. BHS commemorated the 70th anniversary of this historic event with a year-long exhibit.

There’s still time to catch the Jackie Robinson exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society. After a year plus successful run it will be available until June 17.

National Grid Power to Serve employee volunteers participate in the Jackie Robinson street co-naming ceremony.


For more on the exhibit and our partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society visit:

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