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Sharon Robinson Book Reading, Signing Canceled
Inclement Weather Prevents Author’s Appearance at Beehive Books Today

January 27, 2011

Sharon Robinson.
Photo courtesy of The Jackie Robinson Foundation
DELAWARE, OH – Sharon Robinson, daughter of Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson, has canceled a book reading and signing event scheduled from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, Jan. 27, at Beehive Books, 25 N. Sandusky St.

Inclement weather in New York City has prevented Robinson from traveling. She also has canceled today’s in-studio interview on WOSU Radio’s “All Sides” with Ann Fisher.

Robinson was scheduled to be in Central Ohio as part of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson Week. Rickey’s grandson, Branch B. Rickey, will be speaking on campus tonight as scheduled.

Branch B. Rickey, a 1967 OWU graduate and president of Minor League Baseball’s Pacific Coast League, will present the annual Heisler Business Ethics Lecture, “More than Sport: The Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson Legacy,” at 7:30 p.m. in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky, St. The event is free and open to the public. It also will be streamed live online at StreamOWU.

Together Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in the 1940s, setting the stage for the U.S. Civil Rights movement. Learn more about their legacy and Rickey-Robinson Week at rickeyrobinson.owu.edu.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan earned a 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in General Community Service, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.