Branch Rickey in perservesrence
by: Emily Mangold
Branch Ricky sticks up for a negro in need.
Branch Rickey doesn’t leave a negro behind, even if others don’t like it. He helped Jackie Robinson when they were in a tough situation and told people that they could either give them a place to stay or they would go to a different place. He made a convincing argument to the person and made himself clear that he wasn’t going to leave Jackie Robinson behind, no matter what they threw at him.(289)
Branch Ricky hires Jackie Robinson
Branch Ricky said to Jackie Robinson, “I know you’re a good ballplayer. What I don’t know is whether you have the guts.”(Robinson, 292)
The wisdom in Mr. Ricky
Branch Rickey chose Jackie Robinson for the team because he saw something that no one else could. He saw that Jackie Robinson had a good heart and a lot of guts instead of a racial agitator.(293)
Branch Rickys advice.
Branch Ricky also said “Robinson. I’m looking for a ballplayer with guts enough not to fight back.”(Robinson, 294)
Robinson, Jackie. "The Noble Experiment." Comp. Alfred Duckett. The Language of Literature.
Vol. 7. Evanston: McDougal Little, 2002. 288-95. Print.