Perservering Under Pressure

A story about Branch Rickey

Hotel Argument

When Mr. Rickey went to a hotel and they said he couldn’t assign a room to the black player, Mr. Rickey said he would move the entire team to another hotel. The hotel finally gave in and Mr. Rickey persevered to get that hotel room.(pg.289)

Choice of Seating

When Mr. Rickey argued if blacks were allowed free choice of seating whites would suffer, he lost the argument but he still preserved to make a statement about the color of your skin doesn’t matter.(pg.289)

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This picture shows that even seating at a baseball game is even segregated.

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This picture shows when Robinson is in a game and Mr. Rickey could be telling him to be noble and show some self-dignity during the game.

Secret Recruits

“If it became known he was looking for a black recruit for the Dodgers, all hell would have broken loose.”(pg.290)

Even though Mr. Rickey knew that people would react negatively to Robinson, they persevered to get him on the team.

Better Hire

“Councilman Isadore Muchneck threatened to push a bill through banning Sunday baseball unless the Red Sox hired black players.”(pg.291)

She persevered to get more black players on major league team even though almost all whites didn’t like that. Mr. Rickey isn't the only one who wants to have blacks to play in the major leagues.

Book Source:

"The Noble Experiment." Comp. Alfred Duckett. The Language of Literature. Vol. 7. Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2002. 288-95. Print.

By: McKenzie M