Jackie Robinson’s number 42 lives on at UCLA

Cultural and Athletic

Chancellor Block and Mrs. Block joined the campus community to unveil a monument to Jackie Robinson, one of UCLA’s most celebrated alumni and the first player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

The “42” statue, which pays tribute to the number Robinson wore as a student-athlete at UCLA, is a lasting memorial to his shining legacy of courage, integrity and grace.

Attending the unveiling were Brien R. Kelley (‘96), a Jackie Robinson scholar; Kathy Robinson Young, Jackie Robinson’s niece; Casey Wasserman (‘96), director of LA 2024; Janina Montero, vice chancellor of student affairs; and Dan Guerrero (‘74), director of athletics.

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