Cross Burning 1952

Cross Burned Near Jackie Robinson’s Home in St. Albans, New York – Jet Magazine, October 3, 1952

Jackie Robinson

A cross was burned near the home of Jackie Robinson in the Saint Albans section of NYC , an area of expensive homes owned mostly by Negroes, including Roy Campanella Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald.  The cross- six feet high with three foot cross arms- was lighted on a vacant lot near the home of one of the few remaining white residents who recently had offered his $40,000 house for sale.  Said Mrs. Jackie Robinson:  “There are five negro and five white families on our block and we get along very well. As far as I know none of the white families on the street plans to move away. “

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