The Inequality Of Past And Present

By Kelly Shao

The Life Of...

Jackie Robinson

  • Was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia

  • Was the first black baseball player in the major leagues

  • Played for the dodgers after Branch Rickey recruited him

  • Died in Connecticut in 1972
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Jackie Robinson Playing Ball

Http://,_Brooklyn_Dodgers,_1954.jpg. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web

The Life Of...

Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Was born on October 11, 1884 in New York city

  • Helped work against segregation

  • She married Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1905

  • Eleanor died of cancer on November 7, 1962, at the age of 78
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Eleanor Roosevelt

"Eleanor+roosevelt - Google Search." Eleanor+roosevelt - Google Search. Wikimedia, 3 Nov. 2014. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.

Jackie and Eleanor have both faced inequality by...

    • Jackie Robinson took racism and discrimination from fans and other players

    • Eleanor took discrimination from her grandmother and for working against segregation

Overcoming Historical Probloms

Both of these figures had the same challenge of inequality, but in different ways. How did they overcome the challenges they faced?


  • Did not listen to other players and fans
  • Always let his play do the talking for him
  • Stood up for herself and her husband, the president
  • Never took negativity personally

Modern times has also faced probloms of Inequality

  • Blacks are seeing differently than whites- Ferguson- The white police officer who shot the black man

  • Whites only prom- Wilcox article- Whites were the only ones allowed to the prom
  • There are more examples of inequality in the world

We can fix modern day probloms by...

  1. In order to end inequality, we should raise punishments for people who use inequality for crime (such as discrimination, racism)

  2. We should also ban such events like the Wilcox Prom unless they allow both races to come at the same

To Learn About The Historical Figures

Biblography- In MLA citation

"Eleanor Roosevelt." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

Warren, Vincent. "The Real Problem in Ferguson, New York and All of America Is Institutional Racism." TheGaurdian. Guardian News, 24 Dec. 2014. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.

Gumbrecht, Jamie. "Segregated Prom Tradition Yields to Unity -"CNN. Cable News Network, Dec.. 2013. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.

"Jackie Robinson." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.