California Lawmakers Want to Name South L.A. Street After Jackie Robinson

California Lawmakers Want to Name South L.A. Street After Jackie RobinsonPhoto courtesy of the AP

Should California lawmakers get their way, a former state highway could be named after Jackie Robinson. Yesterday, state assembly approved a motion asking Los Angeles and many of its surrounding cities to change the name Firestone Boulevard and Manchester Avenue to Route 42, a nod to Robinson's number. 

Steven Bradford, Democractic Assemblyman of Gardena, commended Robinson—a Pasadena native who attended UCLA for his "temperament, his courage [and] his fortitude." Robinson made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, breaking the color barrier in baseball.

[via CBS Los Angeles]

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