Jackie Robinson


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Baseball Player


born jan 31 1919


died in oct 24 1972

Why did I choose this person?

I chose this person because he became successful during a difficult time for black Americans trying to enter the world of professional sports.

how did they contribute to society ?

he help society by being the first black person to play baseball .

this allowed more African AMERICAN to play sports professionally.

what is their background ?

He was born in Cairo Georgia united states he played baseball in college for honolulu bears


"Jackie Robinson." Almanac of Famous People. Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.