Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Jackie Robinson

Government officials and leaders participated in a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late Jackie Robinson in the… read more

Government officials and leaders participated in a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late Jackie Robinson in the Capitol Rotunda. Mr. Robinson broke baseball’s color-barrier in 1947. Speakers included Jackie Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, President Bush, Senator John Kerry, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and members of the House and Senate leadership.

The Howard Gospel Choir performed at the event. close

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Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Jackie Robinson

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Program ID:
185717-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 5, 2005
Last Aired:
Mar 7, 2005

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  • Mar 05, 2005 | 8:57pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 05, 2005 | 11:58pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 07, 2005 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
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