JAKIE ROBISON JOINS THE DOGERS

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HE JOINED THE DOGERS IN APRIL,15,1947

JAKIE ROBISON was the first African American to play in the MLB. He attended UCLA where he became the first athlete to letter in four varsity sports baseball basketball football and track

CIVIL RIGHTS AFFECTED HIM

Jackie Robinson made history in 1947 when he broke baseballs color barrier to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers The courage and grace with which Robinson handled the abuses inspired a generation of African Americans to question the doctrine of separate but equal and helped pave the way for the Civil Rights Movement.

FACTS ABOUT JAKIE ROBISON

He was also an accomplished tennis player winning the junior boys singles championship in the Pacific Coast Negro Tennis Tournament

Jackie Robinson had a close friend ship with Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians who was the first African American baseball player in the American League.

MY REACTION

IT WAS A GOOD IDEA BEACAUSE NOW DAYS PEOPLE IN SPORTS ARE MOSTLY BLACK NOT THAT ITS A BAD THING BECAUSE THERE GOOD IF IT WAS JUST A BUNCH OF WHITE FOLKS IT WOULD BE BORING
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