Perseverance News Update
Author Ethan Kim
Leroy and Dartanyon Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer
Leroy and Dartanyon
Although they are not related, they are basically brothers that care about each other very much.
Lisa with the Boys
Lisa is a lady that supports the boys. She really cares a lot about Dartanyon and Leroy.
Leroy and Dartanyon before a Wrestling Match
Leroy is the one in the blue outfit and Dartanyon is the one in the black and red outfit.
Leroy and Dartanyon
Lisa with the Boys
Eleanor Roosevelt Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer
Losing to Win: Problems and Solutions
The events of the Noble Experiment: Jackie Robinson
The Noble Experiment is about Jackie Robinson who participated in the experiment for the two segregated baseball leagues to start to play as one league. This would later help fight racism and segregation. It all started with “Branch Rickey”, a coach for the Ohio Wesleyan College. Coach Branch Rickey and his team decided to stay the night at a hotel before a game . An African American player, Charley Thomas, who was on their team, was not accepted into the hotel and was not permitted the same sleeping arrangements as the other players. A serious argument occurred between the coach and the hotel, until the hotel gave in and put a cot in the coach's room for the player to stay in. Later on in the night, coach Branch Rickey heard Charley crying and trying to scratch his skin off; saying “If only I was white, I could be treated equally.” Branch Rickey tried to have empathy for his player by saying “Someday it won’t matter what your skin looks like. You will have the liberty to do things that you normally would never get to do.” Thirty-five years later, thinking about his promise to Charley, he thought of an experiment with a hidden purpose. He wanted to fulfill the promise he gave to Charley. With his new found position as Dodger's president, he could begin to start his plan. Soon after he started as the Dodger's president, he began working on a cover up. His cover up plan was to make people think he was establishing a new league for African Americans. In reality, he was trying to find a talented African American player that could play with the Dodgers. He faced many adversities when he created an all African American league. He was even accused of trying to support the existing segregation. In reality, he was really trying to accomplish the opposite result. Whenever the white teams were accused of not having enough diversity, they took people from the African American leagues but never gave them any real time to play. Branch Rickey had an idea for a Noble experiment. The Noble experiment was for an African American player to join the white league and see how the players and the public would react. Branch Rickey heard about an excellent baseball player for the Noble experiment. Immediately, he sent out a scout to find this player. This amazing baseball player was Jackie Robinson. While Branch Rickey was interviewing Jackie Robinson, he asked him if he had the guts because he needed to be able to take on the hate and rejection. Jackie Robinson was at first offended but then realized his true intentions and joined the cause. Jackie Robinson faced many adversities such as racist comments, booing from crowds, unfair plays and many other hurtful things. Jackie Robinson was remarkable since he dealt with all the rejection in a positive and assertive way which led the fight against racism. Robinson’s conviction was too strong to be held down by adversities. In time, more African American players were accepted into the league to play and then the African American league was abolished.
The first African American player to join the normal leauges.
President/Coach of the Dodgers.
Logo of the Dodgers
This is the first team Jackie Robinson played for in Major League Baseball