Phila. City Council Approves Resoultion Honoring Jackie Robinson
Written by LiRon Anderson-Bell on April 4, 2016
At their March 31 (2016) session, Philadelphia City Council unanimously approved a resolution submitted by first-term Councilwoman-at-large Helen Gym, “honoring the lifetime achievements and lasting influence of Jackie Robinson, and apologizing for the racism he faced as a player while visiting Philadelphia.”
The resolution (full text available here) recognizes April 15 as Jackie Robinson Day, details Robinson’s many triumphs in the face of adversity, and specifically apologizes for racist treatment he encountered in Philadelphia as a member of the Dodgers.
WURD will also be honoring Robinson on April 15, in conjunction with the Business Association of West Parkside, at our Jackie Robinson Day Celebration. Join us for a live broadcast and an afternoon of fun festivities, including rededication of the Jackie Robinson and Philadelphia Stars Murals, food and games at Discovery Charter School, art and a capella contests and more!