Jackie Robinson

A Perseverence story

He Kept Trying

Jackie Robinson went to a dodgers tryout even though they almost never excepted black people into the league. (291)

He Could Not Tell

Jackie Robinson got signed a contract with the Montreal Royals but he couldn’t tell anyone except his mother and Ray because he didn’t want to ruin it.(295)

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He Pushed Through

“They’ll taunt and goad you, they’ll do anything to make you react. They’ll try to provoke a race riot in the ballpark. This is the way to frighten the fans make them afraid to tend the games.” (294)

I chose this quote because he goes past all of it and perseveres.

He Could Not Quit

“Could I turn the other cheek? I didn’t know how I would 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, for myself. I had already begun to feel I had to do it for Branch Rickey.”(295)

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Robinson, Jackie. "The Noble Expirement." Comp. Alfred Ducklett. The Language of Literature. Vol. 7. Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2002. 288-95. Print.