Officials Renew Push To Have Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Home Declared Landmark

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s doubt about the historical significance of a Brooklyn house that was once home to Jackie Robinson , but don’t tell that to supporters of an effort to grant city landmark status to the house.

Some experts argue that Robinson did not live in the East Flatbush house when he broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947. However, City Councilman Jumaane Williams, D-Brooklyn, said at a news conference there Monday, even if that’s true, the Hall of Famer ended segregation in the neighborhood.

“Young people can walk by here, and I think their chest will go up a little bit more and their head will go up a little bit more, their pants might come up a little bit more,” Williams told reporters, including WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane.

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