Jackie Robinson is Awesome!

By Malcolm Gavins 2nd Grade, Mr. Howard

Biography

Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the major leagues of baseball. He was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919. He went to college at UCLA and he fought in World War II.

Remembering Jackie Robinson in Major League Baseball

In baseball Jackie Robinson was the Rookie of the year in 1947, a Most valuable player in 1949, and was placed in the Hall of fame in 1962.

Jackie Robinson's role in the Civil Rights Movement

It was very hard for Jackie Robinson to be the first African-American major league baseball player because people yelled at him and screamed at him because of the color of his skin. Even though Jackie Robinson got angry he didn't fight back because he knew it was important for him to be a role model for others.