Jackie Robinson & Eleanor Roosevelt
By Natalie S. and Caela Dalia
What is Poverty?
- Poverty is when you are extremely poor
- When Jackie Robinson and Eleanor Roosevelt decided to try to fix this problem, things that were happening consisted of:
- Multiple families, many with children, were suffering with money or living in poverty
- Women were not being paid as much as men, which could lead to poverty.
Meeting the Historical Figures
- Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919
- He was raised in poverty
- He was the first black player on a major league team. He became a great player, despite the constant harassing by the racist fans of baseball
- Eleanor Roosevelt was born into a rich family on October 11, 1884
- Her family did not except her and she was afraid to stand up for herself. One day she found her voice and started to make the world a better place
How They Faced the Problems
Jackie Robinson helped different races overcome racial inequality,
- He also showed that it is possible for a child or any person, for that matter, could beat poverty
- He made it to a nice place and proved that just because you grew up poor, you could still get to higher places
Eleanor Roosevelt helped fight for the writes of working women.
- Women were getting underpaid. In 2010, women made 77 cents, for every dollar a man made. (click here for more information)
- Eleanor helped write the Deceleration of Human Rights, which helped fight poverty.
How Poverty Still Exists Today
- 45.3 million people were in poverty
- 14.7 million children under the age of 18 were in poverty
- 4.2 million seniors 65 and older were in poverty
- 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children
A Solution to Poverty
- This country has always had a poverty ridden side and a wealthier side
- Awareness organizations could be started
- More chances could be given to the people raised in poverty rather than the people raised in a wealthy setting
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