Jackie Robinson

First a African American MLB player

Jackie robinson

Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo Georgia in 1919 and broke the color barrier in the MLB and played his first game at home base on 1947

Jackie Robinson quote

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives"
  • broke color barrier in MLB
  • fought for civil rights
  • played what he loved even though it was a risk
  • youngest of 5 children in the family
  • Jackie Robinson fought in world war II
  • but during 1944 Jackie Robinson was arrested because he did not give up his seat in the segregated bus.