Jackie Robinson and perserving
By: Ethan Ingoglia Period 2 12/7/15
“Suppose I was at shortstop. Another player comes down from first, stealing, flying I with spikes high, and cuts my leg. As I feel the blood running down my leg, the white player laughs in face. How do you like that nigger boy? He sneers. Could I turn the other cheek? I didn’t know how I could do it, Yet I knew that I must. I had to do it for so many reasons. For black youth, for my mother, for Rae.”(Page 295) In this quote Robinson gives Branch Rickey and example of what could happen to him and he preserves through it and becomes a Montreal Royal.