Jackie Robinson News

By: Emma Ngo

One of the first black baseball player on the major leagues, his name was Jackie Robinson. It all started off in 1947, he signed up to play with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Throughout his career with the Dodgers he made advancements in the cause of civil rights for black athletes. Jackie did get some racists criticism, but he never gave up and turned out to be a great baseball player Later on he retired in 1957 from baseball. Jackie Robinson is a amazing baseball player that also helped with civil rights for black athletes, that many athletes look up to.