Why Is Jackie Robinson A Hero

Jackie Robinson Story: An American Hero

The Jackie Robinson story included, racism and Segregation against people of color playing baseball or any sport. The main characters were "Branch Rickey, Rachel, Jerry and Mallie Robinson, Edgar Robinson, Frank Robinson, Mack Robinson, Willa Mae Robinson, and Jack Roosevelt Robinson", also known as Jackie Robinson. Jackie, the youngest of four brothers and one sister. Together, they were parented by Jerry and Mallie Robinson. Jack was born in the time when racial segregation was severe in South. When Jackie went off to college he met his wife. Her name was Rachel. They got married on a Sunday afternoon, when Rachel graduated from her nursing program in June of 1945. Branch
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He served as an athletic director. Afterward, he played baseball for a professional African-American team. With him joining the team it caused, him to be away from his college sweetheart, Rachel. Then one day, Brooklyn Dodgers scout Clyde invites him to meet Branch Rickey, president of the Major-League Baseball team. At first, Robinson considers the offer to be a practical joke, as African Americans are not allowed to play in the segregated major leagues. When he was convinced that the opportunity is genuine, he and Rickey size each other up. After thinking over Rickey’s warning about the hatred and abuse he would have to endure without being able to strike back. Robinson signs with the Dodgers/ The Montreal Royals. Though he wants to hold off from marrying Rachel to shield her. She insists in an immediate wedding, so she can support her man in the trying times ahead. Robinson leads the league in hitting in his first year, and despite the grave concerns expressed by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Rickey goes ahead and promotes the Dodgers. Reviled at first, by many of the fans and some of his own teammates, Robinson gets off to a shaky start. He played out of position at first base and going through a hitting slump, but then gradually wins people over with his talent and determination. The team goes on winning the pennant. Robinson driving in the tying run and scoring the winning one in the deciding game.

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Jackie kept getting in trouble and was a trouble-maker with his friends. If he had a father, he would of had a figure to look up to. Although, he did look up to his older brother, his brother was not his father. This would have made the book better, because it would have proven a theory that not all major sport players grow up without a dad. Learning how to do things on their own, leaving them thinking they have something to prove to others, and that they have to work extra hard to be notice. Anyone from any color or ethnicity, can be anything you set your mind
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