In 1919 Jackie was born. He had 4 other sibling, and his dad had left them with only their mother to take care of them. His mother bought a house on a white family street and were the only other black family living there. In high school, he got 4 letters in basketball, baseball, track, and football. Later on, he married his wife, and they had 3 kids. The kids names were Jackie Jr., Sharon and David. His son later died in a car accident.
In 1947 he started playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers and won the National League Rookie of the Year. Later in his career, he one MVP award, a batting title, and was put in the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1956, he signed with the New York Giants and soon after, he retired from Major League. Throughout his career
He was the youngest of 5. in 1937 he enrolled in pasadena junior college. His first year he was a shortstop and hit over 400 and stole over 20 bases in 25 games. During his second year, he played football. He ran for more than 1,000 yards and scored 17 touchdowns in 11 wins. He ever was a kick returner and ran back a 104 yard kickoff to the house for a touchdown. in the same year he played basketball and scored about 19 points a game and led his team to a championship. Later the same year he was MVP on his baseball team leading them to a championship, all while running track. the next year he went to UCLA on a scholarship for football and led the nation with a average of 12 yards a carry. He was the first four-letter athlete at UCLA playing baseball, football, track, and basketball. He later met a nursing student, Rachel Isum, his future wife. After he left college in 1942 he was drafted into the Army and was involved in World War II.For the next seventeen years, Jackie lived a great life after retiring from baseball. He was chosen to be in the Hall Of Fame in 1962. He was a advocate to bring public attention to the African American struggle and to help end racial discrimination..For the next seventeen years, until his death in 1972, Robinson lived an extraordinary yet difficult life.Opponents were always an issue with Jackie. During the games they would use racial slurs and rather cruel
Jackie Robinson started playing baseball in 1947. He was the first player who played in the black man league and joined the white man team. He was used to playing in the Negro League and the style of play; it was a hard transition for Jackie to get used to the white man league. Jackie was the main symbol of hope to millions of people.
“Jackie Robinson was born on the thirty first day of January in 1919”. (biography.com) He was born to a family of sharecroppers in the town of Cairo Georgia, but Jackie grew up in Pasadena California. (Jackie Robinson official website) Jackie grew up being raised by only his mother and his older siblings helped out as well. He had four siblings, three older brothers and one sister. (Britannica encyclopedia) Jackie was the youngest of five kids and they all helped out each other in school, sports, and chores. The Robinson family was the only African American family on their block, but the bias acts of the white people surrounding them didn’t hurt them, but prepared them for their future. (Jackie Robinson official website) Jackie’s older brother Matthew gave him his inspiration to take on sports just as he did. He has always had a huge love for sports in his childhood years. (Jackie Robinson book pg: 4)
Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919. He was born to Mallie and Jerry Robinson. He was the first of 5 children and, like most last children, got the short end of the stick on everything. Jackie 's parents got divorced when Jackie was just a few years old, he stayed with his mom. This was very hard for Jackie because it was very hard to be a African American in the early 1900 's, especially when you only have one parent. to you. After this happened Jackie and his
Jackie was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His Mom, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her 4 other children. Jackie’s family was the only black family on their block. The humble beginning would grow the colored baseball player to break the MLB’s color barrier, that segregated
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919. Jackie was the youngest of five children, he was raised in relative poverty by a single mother. Jackie’s family was the only black family on their block and
Jackie Robinson was born on January 31,1919 in Cairo,GA to parents Mallie and Jerry Robinson. He went to John Muir High School and he later attended Pasadena Junior College and University of California. Jackie served as a lieutenant in the U.S. army in 1944 and while he was there he was court-martialed and ultimately acquitted after he refused to give up his seat on a segregated bus. The courage that he had related to the impact he would have in major league baseball. Matthew Robinson (Jackie Robinson's older brother) made a huge inspirational impact on his life when he won a silver medal in the 200 meter dash behind Jesse Owens at the 1936 olympic games.
Jackie was born January 31, 1919 to a five sibling family. He looked up to his oldest brother who in 1936 won a silver medal in the Olympics. Jackie went to college at UCLA and join the military, and when refusing to move to the back of the bus was honorably discharged. He ended up leaving two days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.For a short time Jackie play semi pro football. In 1947 he was drafted to the Brooklyn Dodgers and received rookie of the year that same year. Jackie led the NL with 29 steals, second with 125 runs scored, and co-lead Dodgers at 12 homers. Also he was batting at .300 that pulled together a 21 game hitting streak. In 1957 Jackie retired and 9 days before he died Jackie said he wants to live to see a black
When Jackie Robinson was born he was just an ordinary person, but nobody knew that his actions would have a positive effect on people of the world. Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia and was the youngest of five children. His family was relatively poverty,but Robinson still attended John Muir High School and attended Pasadena Junior College where he played football, basketball, track, and baseball; that is where his talent started to show. Robinson was the Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938 of his region and his older brother
Jackie was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia. He ended racial segregation that had relegated black players to the Negro Leagues since the 1880’s. His father left his family, and his mother had to earn money and single handedly raised Jackie. He had three brothers and one sister. He attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior High School. Jackie continued education at University of California. Jackie became the university’s first student to win varsity letters in four sports. He was forced to leave college since of funds. From 1943 to 1944 he served as a second lieutenant for the US Army. He was released of the Army for refusing to move to the back of a Army bus, He was taken off of his unit. Jackie afterward started playing in the Minor Leagues and joined the Montreal Royals.
On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Everyone has heard of this story, but what most people don’t know is that Lieutenant Jack “Jackie” Robinson also made the same action, 11 years earlier (“Robinson Refuses to Move to the Back of the Bus”). On July 6th, 1944, Robinson was riding a military bus at Camp Hood in Waco, Texas during World War 2. Robinson was asked to move to the back of the bus by white men. He argued and fought until he arrived at his stop, in which they continued to argue with him, leading a bus dispatcher and a military policeman to join in. Robinson was then referred to as a “nigger Lieutenant” which enflamed him, causing him to say “he would break anyone in two
On January 31st 1919, the legend Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo Georgia. Jackie was the 5th and the last child in his family. Jackie had three older brothers and one sister (Biography.com). Jackie was an incredible athlete in four sports. When he attended UCLA, he was the first athlete to receive four letters. He lettered in football, basketball, track, and baseball. Track was a sport that his brother, Mack, introduced to him at a young age. Mack won an Olympic silver medal behind the legendary track star Jessie Owens in the Olympics in Berlin. Jackie set many records when he was in school and his most recognized was his broad jump (losangles.dodgers.com). When Jackie could no longer afford UCLA
But on July 10, 1939, his son Jack was killed in a car accident. Things were tough for Jackie and the family. Things went downhill in Jackie’s career. Jackie had a lot of personal and family issues. Jackie had to go through everything to get to where he
Ever since a young age, I have been amazed by everything Jackie Robinson achieved, the people he inspired, and the movement he started, which led to more African-Americans playing professional sports. His college and professional athletic accomplishments are almost unattainable; four varsity letters at UCLA, being enshrined in the MLB Hall of Fame, and his jersey number 42 being retired from all teams. The main reason I would want to have Jackie Robinson as a roommate is he would have so many life lessons to teach me; on how to stay humble, to not allow what other people say to stop you from achieving your goals, and lastly how to remain so calm during times where everyone around him wanted him wasn’t. Another reason would be for him to tell
Jacqueline was born in a wealthy home, her father was a wealthy stockbroker and her mother had ancestors from Ireland and England. Jacqueline in her young life was well known as a successful rider. Jackie was just 1 year old when her mother put her on a horse, by the age of 10 or 11 she was an amazing rider and won many championships. Jackie started first grade at Miss Chapin’s School on East End Avenue in New York, when she was 10 when her parents divorce. Jackie had many advantages and opportunities in life. She took classical ballet lessons, french classes. Jackie graduated from Miss Porter’s School, a boarding school for girls in Connecticut. She continued her education at Vassar College in New York, where she studied history, literature,