Famous Figures- From Then to Now

By: thekyleinator

Need to know info

Jackie Robinson
  • Was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia

  • Was the first black baseball player in the major leagues

  • Played for the dodgers after Branch Rickey recruited him

  • Died in Connecticut in 1972

Need To Know Info

Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Was born on October 11, 1884 in New York city

  • Helped work against segregation

  • She married Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1905

  • Eleanor died of cancer on November 7, 1962, at the age of 78

Challenges these famous figures faced

Both Jackie and Eleanor had many things that challenged them in their life. They both have been seen as different for their actions and appearance

  • Jackie Robinson took racism and discrimination from fans and other players
  • Eleanor Received negative feedback for working against segregation

The triumph over adversity

Both of these figures had the same challenge of inequality, but in different ways. How did they overcome the challenges they faced?


  • Did not listen to other players and fans
  • Let his play do the talking for him
  • stood up for herself and her husband, the president
  • never took negativity personally

How This is Still an Issue Today

  • Blacks are seeing differently than whites- Ferguson- The white police officer who shot the black man

  • Whites only prom- Wilcox article- Whites were the only ones allowed to the prom
  • There are more examples of inequality in the world

How to solve these issues

Even though these famous figures helped to end inequality in there time, it is reappearing in our time

We proposed two solutions to end inequality

  1. In order to end inequality, we should raise punishments for people who use inequality for crime (such as discrimination, racism)

  2. We should also ban such events like the Wilcox Prom unless they allow both races to come at the same
  3. Blacks and people who feel like the are being treated differently should persevere through it like Jackie and Eleanor did

Biblography- In MLA citation

"Eleanor Roosevelt." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

"Eleanor Roosevelt's Press Conferences Video." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2015.

"Jackie Robinson Breaks Barriers Video." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.

"Jackie Robinson." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

Gumbrecht, Jamie. "Segregated Prom Tradition Yields to Unity - CNN.com."CNN. Cable News Network, Dec.. 2013. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Robinson#/media/File:Jackie_Robinson,_Brooklyn_Dodgers,_1954.jpg. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web

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Warren, Vincent. "The Real Problem in Ferguson, New York and All of America Is Institutional Racism." TheGaurdian. Guardian News, 24 Dec. 2014. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.