Perseverance Throught the Times
By: Jackson Karshen
How I Define Perseverance
Sir Winston Churchill: A Biography of the Prime Minister of the UK (Sequence/Chronological)
Jackie Robinson - The Noble Experiment (Cause and Effect Paragraph)
During the time of the 1900’s, it was very tough for African American people. There were many white people making fun of them and taunting them. Some of the people were beat and bullied. It was very hard for black people during this, and the discrimination was just beginning of hard times for them. However, there was one man who thought that there could be change. His name was Branch Rickey. He wanted to get a black person on the all white baseball team. Jackie Robinson was up for the challenge. He went through many hard times of people hurting him and making fun of him. He had to learn to not be combative and stay true to himself. The cause of this was that black people were made fun of and treated very poorly because of discrimination. Also Jackie Robinson was made fun of and hurt because he was an African American trying to play on an all white baseball team. In the text it states that “We can’t fight our way through this, Robinson. We’ve got no army. There’s visually nobody on our side… I could see the sincerity in his voice,” (Noble Experiment 148). This shows that because there was discrimination going on, many people were not on his side for playing on the Major League Baseball team. Also everyone wanted to keep it that way because they thought that black people couldn’t play baseball. The effect of all of this is that Jackie Robinson was not approved by anyone to play baseball in the Major leagues, except Branch Rickey. Also since all the African Americans were discriminated they were treated very poorly and were thought less of so he was thought of as a terrible baseball player. All in all, the time of the 1900’s was very tough for Jackie Robinson and many other people because of discrimination.