Jackie Robinson

Examples from The Noble Experiment ---- By: Meghan C.

What is Perseverance?

Perseverance is when someone will not give up, no matter what happens to them. It shows other people that they will not easily be deterred, and will keep going until their goal is accomplished.

Quote #1

“Beanballs would be thrown at me. I would be called the kind of names which would hurt and infuriate any man. I would be physically attacked.” Pg. 294

Expalination of quote

I chose this quote because it shows the obstacles Jackie had to get over in order to reach his dreams of becoming a baseball player. It shows that there were many people trying to get him to stop, but he persevered and would not give up.

Quote #2

“Yet I must do it. For black youth, for my mother, for Rae, for myself. I had already begun to feel like I had to do it for Branch Rickey.” Pg. 295

Explaination #2

I chose this quote because it shows that Jackie Robinson would not give up no matter what happened. It showed that he knew that a lot of people were relying on him to do this and he persevered and would not let them down.


Jackie Robinson was a man of true perseverance. No matter what happened, he never gave up. People jeering, people who wanted to harm him; even kill him, could not keep him from trying to reach his dreams. With the help of his family and some friends, Jackie Robinson was a true man of perseverance.


Robinson, Jackie. "The Noble Experiment." Comp. Alfred Duckett. The Language of literature. Vol.7. Evanston: McDougal Little, 2002. 288-95. Print.