A heartfelt ribbon-cutting ceremony brought to life the new Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City’s Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon.

The Jackie Robinson Museum chronicles the life of Robinson, who made history as the first Black Major League Baseball player on April 15, 1947.

Now that the museum is a reality, come September visitors will be able to look at the work of Jackie and Rachel Robinson, who were both active in the civil rights movement and sought positive change for Black people.

“It was such an important period of history that the museum encapsulates,” David Robinson told The New York Times.

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