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Cubs to celebrate Jackie with photography exhibit

CHICAGO -- The Cubs will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Monday at Wrigley Field.

The team is partnering with Ebony Magazine, which is making available vintage photographs of Robinson and other African American baseball legends. The photos will be on display at Wrigley Field in the Budweiser Bleacher Concourse during Monday night's game. The photos are from the Ebony Collections, the most sizable photo collection of the African American experience ever archived.

Jackie Robinson Day is recognized throughout Major League Baseball on April 15, the day Robinson broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The Cubs were on the road playing the Yankees at that time.

Joshua Mhoon, 10, of the Oak Park Mustangs, will throw out the first pitch Monday. Mhoon plays pitcher and first base for the Mustangs.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.
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