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By Michael Messina

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia will be displaying the historic contract Jackie Robinson signed to become a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, through this weekend only. If you live in the area or are visiting, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to look back on a big moment in the civil rights movement. This special display is on loan and will be out for viewing only through June 5.

Jack Roosevelt Robinson signed a contract with the Dodgers on April 11, 1947, breaking the race barrier in the sport of baseball, setting a precedent for equality in the sport, and sending a message to the people of the United States that racial intolerance was crumbling.

The Constitution Center has plenty of other awesome attractions, including a multimedia theatrical production called “Freedom Rising,” interactive exhibitions and the Signers Hall, made up of 42 life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.

This is U.S. history at its finest.

The National Constitution Center employs union members from IATSE.

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