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  • Jackie Robinson
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    Jackie Robinson, the first African-American in Baseball, changed the face of sports for ever. Not only was he an outstanding athlete, but with the help of Branch Ricky, they worked for reforms in the sports community. There was work required, though, since many sacrifices were made. The face of not only segregation, but the face of sports was on his shoulders. Through his unique form of, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest driving forces behind equality and helps to equalize many things most...
  • Jackie Robinson's Major League Debut
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    Jackie Robinson made one of the most daring moves by playing Major League baseball. The amount of pain and suffering this man went through was so harsh that I don't know how he was able to play. Carl Erskine said,' Maybe I see Jackie differently. You say he broke the color line. But I say he didn't break anything. Jackie was a healer. He came to rectify a wrong, to heal a sore in America' (Dorinson back cover). Jackie was born January thirty-first 1919. Shortly after he was born, his father dese...
  • Jackie Robinson And Jim
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    The first man to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball in the 20th century, Jackie Robinson is one of the most celebrated baseball players in history. Jim, the moral center of Mark Twain's The Adventure's of Huckleberry Finn. Who doesn't portray a baseball player, yet both Jackie Robinson and Jim both share the same heroic qualities. Both are courageous, noble, and strong-minded. Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919 and grew up in Pasadena, California, where ...
  • Player And Jackie Robinson
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    Baseball has always been America's national pastime. In the early and all the way into the mid 50's, baseball was America and America was baseball. The only thing lacking in the great game was the absence of African American players and the presence of an all white sport. America still wasn't friendly or accepted the African American race and many still held great prejudice towards them. All this would change when the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey decided he was going to...
  • Jackie Robinson To The Dodger's Rival Team
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    Jackie Robinson (1919-72) Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia., on January 31, 1919 to Jerry and M allie Robinson. He grew up in Pasadena, California. In high school and at Pasadena Junior College he showed great athletic skill in track, basketball, football, and baseball. He left school in 1941 and was drafted the following year for Army service during World War II. After receiving a medical discharge in 1945, Jackie Robinson decided to tryout for the Boston Red Sox, but ended up...
  • Major League Baseball With The Brooklyn Dodgers
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    Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson and integration are two phrases that cannot be segregated. Whether he liked it or not, he played the star role in the integration of society during the time that he played Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. His heroic journey that landed him in the Majors shows, 'how integration has come to baseball and how it can be achieved in every corner of the land'; (Robinson 16). But this amazing triumph over the Jim Crow laws could only have been possible in ...
  • Jackie Robinson And Jim
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    Martin Luther King Jr. The achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. For his people and other nationalities that led to his death... Born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia... Influenced by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi... Leader of the Civil Rights Movement and non-violent campaign of the 1950's and 60's... Created the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 to direct the Civil Rights Movement... His non-violent movements were successful and ended segregation in the south as well as o...
  • Jackie Robinson And Several Other Negroes
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    JACKIE ROBINSON: Breaking the Racial Barriers On July 23, 1962, in the charming village of Cooperstown, New York, four new members were inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. As they gathered around the wooden platform, the fans reminisced about America's national pastime. Edd Roush and Bill McKechnie, sixty-eight and seventy-four years old respectively, were tow of the inductees that day (Robinson 142). They were old-timers chosen by the veterans' committee. Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson, both...
  • Jackie's Games
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    Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) Robinson He was the first black person to ever be at bat in the Major Leagues, and made his name famous. But now, everyone seems to have forgotten this great legend. So I hope that this will refresh your memory, had if you " ve never heard of him this is what happened in his life: Born on January 31 1919 in Cairo Ga., Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) Robinson, he was raised on the Sasser Plantation. He grew up without a father who left for Florida with another mans wife, leaving h...
  • Name Jackie Robinson
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    The Break Through in American Baseball Baseball, what is baseball? Baseball is a game about runs, hits and errors; 73 homers by Barry Bonds and seven no hitters by Nolan Ryan, a. 367 lifetime mark by Ty Cobb and 511 wins by Cy Young. It's all about the 15,000 people who have had the privilege to make it in the league and more, from homerun hitting Babe Ruth to the lately retired Cal Ripken Jr., but there is more to baseball then records and fame; the thing, the man, goes by the name of Jackie Ro...
  • Robinson's Signing With The Brooklyn Dodgers
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    The grandson of a slave, Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia; he was the youngest of five children. Jackie grew up very poor, but little did he know that his athletic ability would open the doors for his future. After his father deserted the family when Jackie was six months old, his mother, M allie Robinson, moved the family to California in search of work. California also subjected blacks to segregation at that time, but to less of a degree than in the Deep ...
  • Jackie Robinson
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    "A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other lives". These were words said by Jackie Robinson, one of the greatest black men to ever play in the game of baseball (Dingle, 43). This man of great honor lived through many accomplishments in his life such as his high school and college years in UCLA, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and his interest in politics after he retired. Jackie Robinson, born on January 31, 1919, lived his life through much criticism and racism, but in the...

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