Unit 4 Final Writing Piece
Jackie Robinson Overcoming Adversities
Jackie's childhood was rough. His father left him when he was very young and they did not have a lot of money. His neighbors kept trying to get his mother and him to move out and they eventually had to. His mother ran out of money so Jackie and his mother had to move in with his uncle in California. He didn't only persevere through his childhood, but through all the abuse in being the first black player in the major leagues.
Jackie Robinson's Adversity
Jackie Robinson is famous for being the first black player in major league baseball. It wasn't easy for him to get there. He took abuse from other players, not just from the opponents team but his own as well. He was made fun of, was called names, and was not treated like an equal. Jackie had to persevere through all of that to make a huge difference.
Jackie Robinson's Road to Perseverance
Jackie Robinson persevered through really tough times. He took abuse and insults because of his race. Jackie put up with all of that to break the color barrier. He helped pave the way for the Civil Rights Movement, and he also inspired other African Americans.