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Jackie Robinson’s daughter visits LI school, lauds 5th-grade essayist

Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball legend Jackie

(Credit: Joseph Kellard)

At the Terryville Elementary School in Port Jefferson Station on Thursday, a student asked Sharon Robinson, the daughter of trailblazing baseball hall of famer Jackie Robinson, what word best described her father.

“Courage,” Robinson told the students, recalling the courage her father showed in the face of the verbal attacks and death threats after he took the field with the Brooklyn Dodgers...

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