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Barber shop owner, John Hillman, is a collector.

"Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Don Newcombe, I call these heroes," he says, as he points to a wall.

Hillman frames pictures of role models like the man who wears the number 42. "Jackie Robinson stood the test of time throughout all kinds of obstacles."

In between posters of hair-dos, there are snapshots of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Obama, and Rosa Parks.

Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and contributed to the civil rights movement. At Hillman's Imperial Barber & Hair Designs, the baseball player joins the likes of Frederick Douglas, a man who stands for equality.

Like many historical figures, Robinson represents a dream turned into a reality. "You can make it. In America, you can start at the bottom and rise to the top," says Hillman who lives in Jones County.

The 72-year-old remembers seeing the baseball player step up to the plate as if it were yesterday.

"I'm sure it was on channel 13 because at that time, it was the only channel you could get."

With a sad heart, he also remembers the last day Robinson played ball. "When you lay your bat down, you lay your glove down, you wonder what's next."

What's next is a movie about Jackie Robinson filmed at a place where Hillman calls home.

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