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Jackie Robinson plaque set for Montreal

Updated: February 27, 2011, 4:04 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- After a spring training in the segregated South, newlywed Rachel Robinson went to look at an apartment in a white neighborhood in Montreal. A French-Canadian woman who spoke English welcomed her to the home.

"She received me so pleasantly," Jackie Robinson's widow recalled. "Then she poured tea for me and agreed to rent the apartment to me furnished and she insisted I use her things -- like her linens and her china. It was an extraordinary welcome to Canada."

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