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Bullet-riddled Jackie Robinson sign is latest Black history marker vandalized in Georgia

Feb 24, 2021 - The Miami Herald

By A handful of historical markers honoring Black Georgians have been vandalized in recent months, including a sign recognizing the birthplace of baseball legend Jackie Robinson that was found riddled with bullet holes last week.

The marker, erected in the rural South Georgia town of Cairo in 2001, was targeted by unknown vandals in what historians are calling “a disturbing uptick” in destruction to signs related to Black history, the Civil War, Reconstruction and the abolition of slav...