Jackie Robinson

Broke Color Barrier In Sports

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  • Born: January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia
  • Died: October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Other Names: Robinson, Jack Roosevelt
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Baseball Player

Early Life

  • When he was in High School he excelled I many sports including football, basketball, baseball, and track.

  • A week after he was born his father ran off with his neighbor's wife and his family was forced to leave so they went to California to live with his mom's brother

Getting Involved

  • He stepped into the white baseball world while schools, buses, restaurants, and hotels he changed the face of the Earth while he segregated baseball to everyone

Choices and Results

  • Jackie broke the color barrier in sports when he played his first game against the Boston Braves at first base and now at every MLB team has retired the number 42 and now has an iconic day on April 15th
  • Teammates tried to get him off the roster but the manager didn't want him too leave so he stayed Jackie's family faced death threats

In His Words

  • "Pasadena regarded us as intruders. My brother and I were in many a fight that started with a racial slur on the very street we lived on.... In certain respects Pasadenans were less understanding than Southerners and even more openly hostile." Jackie Robinson



Words for Him

  • “Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary.” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • “Robinson was important to all blacks. To make it into the majors and to take all the name calling, he had to be something special. He had to take all this for years, not just for Jackie Robinson, but for the nation.” Willie Mays

Legacy

  • He broke the color barrier in baseball and paved the way for many other sports to let the entry of colored people.
  • He has changed the way people have looked at many people in all sports
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1. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/jackie_robinson.html

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2. "Jackie Robinson." Contemporary Black Biography. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale, 1994. Biography in Context. Web. 3 May 2016.

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3. "Jackie Robinson." Notable Sports Figures. Ed. Dana R. Barnes. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2011

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4. "Jackie Robinson." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016.

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5. "Jackie Robinson." Contemporary Heroes and Heroines. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 1990. Biography in Context. Web. 6 May 2016.

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6. "Jackie Robinson." Notable Black American Men, Book II. Ed. Jessie Carney Smith. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016

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7. "Jackie Robinson." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016.

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8. "Jackie Robinson." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures. Ed. Arnold Markoe and Kenneth T. Jackson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016

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9. "Primary Source: Jackie Robinson With Ben Chapman SYNOPSIS: The ending of the color barrier in..." American Decades Primary Sources. Ed. Cynthia Rose. Vol. 5: 1940-1949. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016.

This site was chosen because it shows us that the color barrier was broken and now everyone was playing together and be cooperative and sharing a moment together.


10. "Selected Websites on Jackie Robinson's Life and Works." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016.

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