Jackie Robinson is one of the most influential people through the time of civil rights because he integrated major league baseball, earned the respect from the people around him, and became one of the best to play the game of all time.
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919 and lived with his family in poverty for most of his life. Jackie grew up with five siblings (which is what I think gave him the toughness to play baseball with all the threats and vulgarity he receives during his career). One of Jackie’s most famous brothers, Matthew Robinson, inspired Jackie the most to pursue his athletic career. Matthew, himself, won a silver medal in the 1936 Olympics behind Jesse Owens. Jackie started his high school days at John Muir High School. After four years of high schoo...
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... the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut on April 15, 1947.
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- magine every time you go out to play you get made fun of and spit on or you hear the phrase “Nigger you don’t belong here!” You can 't go anywhere without this happening, these are the types of things Jackie Had to experience. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Grady County, Georgia. Jackie Robinson is sought out to be one of the most influential leaders and athletes of his time and arguably the world and he is the first African American to play in professional baseball, the MLB.... [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball, Baseball]
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