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  • Jackie Robinson And The Robinson

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    Colour is not one of them.” These were famous words said by a close teammate and friend of Jackie Robinson to a crowd of discriminating bystanders at a Dodgers Baseball match. The Man they said it to was Jackie Robinson, The first player to openly break the colour barrier of baseball, On April 15, 1947. It all started on January 31, 1919. Early life Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born to Mallie and Jerry Robinson in a family of sharecroppers, on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, 25 days after President

  • Jackie Robinson

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    Perseverance of a Leader When you think about the name Jackie Robinson, many people think about a baseball player, however what they didn't know was that he was a trailblazer. Throughout Jackie Robinson’s life, he had to go through many obstacles, mainly segregation, and he set the example that color or race did not matter and that you can be what you want, and achieve what you want no matter the color. Despite the obstacles and challenges that Jackie had to go through during his early life, through it

  • Jackie Robinson

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    Jackie Robinson, Why Him? The story of Jackie Robinson has become one of America's most iconic and inspiring stories. Since 1947, American history has portrayed Jackie Robinson as a hero, and he has been idolized as a role model to the African American baseball community. It is an unarguable fact that he was the first to tear down the color barriers within professional baseball. The topic of Robinson’s role in integration has long been a point of discussion amongst baseball historians. Researchers

  • Jackie Robinson

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    Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo. The year Jackie was born was 1919 to a family of farmers. His Mother name is Mallie Robinson. She raised Jackie and four other of her children. They were the only black family around and people gave them a hard time about living around them since they were the only black family on the block. Jackie was the very first black baseball player ever to join the white man’s league. Jackie Robinson started playing baseball in 1947. He was the first player who played in

  • Jackie Robinson

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    1540-OL1 November 30, 2014 Jackie Robinson Robinson, Jackie (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) baseball player, civil rights activist was born in Cairo, Georgia the youngest of five children. His parents were Jerry and Mallie Robinson. Mallie Robinson worked several different jobs after her husband Jerry left the family in 1920. At Muir Tech, Robinson played several sports at the varsity level and lettered in four of them: football, basketball, track, and baseball. Robinson attended Pasadena Junior

  • Jackie Robinson

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    sign a Negro player. Jackie Robinson was that player and Jackie Robinson changed the game, America, and history. By looking specifically at his childhood adversity, college life and the hardships he encountered by becoming the first black player in

  • Jackie Robinson

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    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, Mallie 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 South. The young Jackie defused his

  • Essay on Jackie Robinson

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    Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919. He was born in Cairo, Georgia and was the youngest of five children. He had a grandfather that was a slave, Jackie’s dad was a sharecropper and Mallie, Jackie’s mother, was a maid. His dad ran away from the family when Jackie was only an infant. Jackie fought racism in his California childhood, at collage and throughout his whole life. During his childhood at California he was always picked on at school. Kids taunted him so much and so badly that

  • Jackie Robinson Essay

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    sign a Negro player. Jackie Robinson was that player and Jackie Robinson changed the game, America, and history. By looking specifically at his childhood adversity, college life and the hardships he encountered by becoming the first black player

  • Jackie Robinson Biography

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    The first Black to make the Whites see color in Major League Baseball. Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, born January 31, 1919, in Cario, Geoorgia. Jackie had five other siblings and of course he was the youngest. Jackie Robinson's mother Mallie Robinson raised him and his three brothers and two sisters as a single mother after his father ran off with his neighbor. His mother then proceeeded to move the family across the country to California, where jackies' Uncle Burton lived. His mother found a job washing

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