Rollins College Recognizes Jackie Robinson In “Walk Of Fame”
Rollins College is honoring legendary major league baseball player Jackie Robinson as its newest recipient of a stone in the Rollins’ “Walk of Fame,” which was created in 1929 to identify significant leaders’ legacies by laying a stone with their names in the center of campus. The “Walk of Fame” contains more than 530 stones that were selected to symbolize the historical figures’ impact, including Abraham Lincoln, Zora Neale Hurston and Martin Luther King Jr.
Robinson’s daughter Sharon, an author and educational consultant for Major League Baseball, will participate in the stone laying ceremony. The stone incorporates a paver from the Riverwalk at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, site of the first integrated baseball game. Members of the Rollins baseball team will be present at the ceremony.
Sharon Robinson is visiting Central Florida as a guest speaker for Rollins’ Winter Park Institute, which presents free lectures by thought leaders from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Robinson will discuss the legacy of her father’s values in sports and in life on Thursday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. in the Bush Auditorium. For more information about the lecture, visit www.WinterParkInstitute.org or call 407-691-1995.by