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.