The Jackie Robinson Foundation: A Legacy of Excellence and Impact

This article was written by Mark Harnischfeger

This article was published in Jackie Robinson: Perspectives on 42

Jackie Robinson and young fan, Stephen Rozansky in 1951 at the Hall of Fame Game in Cooperstown. Inspiring youth remains a goal of today’s Jackie Robinson Foundation.


MARK HARNISCHFEGER is a longtime Pittsburgh Pirates fan who resides in Rochester, New York. As the published author of two books and several related articles about Negro League baseball and civil rights, he has presented at numerous national and regional conferences and events. He holds a master’s degree in education from the SUNY College at Brockport with certifications in Social Studies (5-12) and Inclusive Education (7-12.) He has taught in the Rochester City School District and several surrounding districts after a three-decade career in community mental health, and currently works in admissions at the University of Tampa.