Fittingly, the museum dedicated to Jackie Robinson's pioneering spirit will be located in a point of entry to Manhattan, one of the most heavily trafficked portions of one of the most heavily trafficked cities in the world.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation is moving forward with plans to build a museum at the site of their Varick Street headquarters -- right in the shadow of the Holland Tunnel in Lower Manhattan -- that will tell Robinson's story and legacy to future generations. That project was originally slated to be finished in 2010, but circumstances changed its trajectory.
Robinson famously changed sports and American society forever when he broke baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947, and he will be remembered throughout the country Friday on the 64th anniversary of his historic feat. The museum dedicated to his memory is likely a couple years away, but the space is already accounted for and the rest is in the works.