Jackie Robinson Fights for Rights

By: Matthew and Grant

About Jackie Robinson:

  • Born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia
  • Attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College
  • First Black player to play in Major League Baseball
  • Played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was recruited by Branch Rickey
  • Died from a heart attack in 1972
  • Learn more about Jackie Robinson at: http://www.biography.com/people/jackie-robinson-9460813
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Problems he faced

  • Racial Inequality in sports.
  • People judged black people by their color and thought that they were not good enough to play baseball.

How he overcame the problems

Jackie Robinson overcame Racial Inequality in sports by joining Major League Baseball and showing that both Blacks and Whites can play in baseball.

He overcame getting judged by his color by not caring what people thought about him and just ignoring what they say and think.

How does this problem still exist today?

Students made a video and said very racist things in it, learn more at http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/10/us/oklahoma-racist-chant/

People still don't respect black people as much as they respect white people today.

How this problem can be solved

  • White people should respect black people just as much as white people in today's society because no matter your skin color is, everybody is still a human being and should be treated like one.


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