2016-04-01 / State/National Sports

Philadelphia apologizes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the racism he faced in the City of Brotherly Love.

The City Council passed a resolution naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for his mistreatment while visiting Philadelphia in 1947. April 15 is the day Robinson broke the color barrier by becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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