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Sanford and Its Sons: From Jackie Robinson to Trayvon Martin

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

I don't know if any of the reporters covering George Zimmerman's trial saw the film 42, but if they had they would have learned something about the racist history of Sanford, Florida.

Robinson Made History in Florida Before He Made History in Brooklyn

Christopher Lamb | Posted 06.14.2013 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

On March 4, 1946, Jackie Robinson arrived for his first day of spring training in Sanford, Florida, with the Montreal Royals, the Brooklyn Dodgers' AAA team. He was trying to become the first player in six decades to make the roster of a Major League team.