Rachel Robinson ... today

Much is chronicled about her iconic husband but how many realize that after Jackie Robinson's retirement from baseball following the 1956 season, Rachel further pursued her nursing career, obtaining a master's degree in psychiatric nursing from New York University. She worked as a researcher and clinician at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Department of Social and Community Psychiatry, a position she held for five years. She then became an Assistant Professor at Yale School of Nursing and later the Director of Nursing at the Connecticut Mental Health Center.

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The First Lady of our National Pastime is 95 years young and truly a special individual to be in the company of. I was afforded the opportunity to photograph her at the unveiling of Jackie Robinson's statue at the Rose Bowl.

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."

Jackie Robinson

Epilogue

At one point while Rachel was in front of my lens we were photo bombed by some unnamed unemployed sportscaster that is NOT looking for work.

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