“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”- Jackie Robinson. In this quote Jackie is talking to people and telling them to do well in their lives and to worry about others not only themselves. In the 1940s, when Jackie was out in public he and all other African Americans in the United States were “bullied” but when he was playing baseball he had to ignore the nasty comments. If not then he would have to quit baseball because he would be thrown out. He had a very good heart and tried to hold in his emotions towards the white fans in the stands. That’s why on October 23, 1945 Jackie Robinson signed to major league contract and became the first black man to play Major League Baseball (MLB). Ricky Branch the Dodgers manager signed Jackie because of his heart and good attitude. Many say that there were many player in the negro league with a better skills but Jackie had the best heart and was one of the only ones who could face the mean fans and not fight back just take and play better on the field. Jackie Robinson was an influential person of the 20th century because his influence on civil rights, his influence on the MLB and breaking the color barrier, and his philanthropic endeavors.
“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is you respect me as a human being”- (Jackie) Jackie Robinson was a very influential person on civil right. After his baseball career he went on many protest with MLK and was very good friends with him. He also was friends with Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. During his life after baseball Robinson also helped to raise money to found the Freedom National Bank, a bank that primarily served minority populations, extending loans to peop...
... middle of paper ...
...ts, showing information and builds skills that enhance the college experience and better prepare JRF Scholars for life’s opportunities and challenges. (Scholarship)
Jackie Robinson grew up in a time of pure racism. He faced bad people during his baseball career with them harassing him and calling him names. When he was with his team they were sometimes not allowed to stay in hotels during road games because of him. With all these hard ships he made a difference like he changed baseball by breaking the color barrier in the MLB. He also changed the world in the civil rights movement too. Because he was national icon people saw him marching for civil right and they changed their minds. Jackie was a brave man. In the face of adversity he didn’t back down he stepped up and made a difference.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Jackie Robinson became the first African American player to play in the Major League for baseball. Baseball was segregated for over 50 years and that nigh,t on Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, Robinson broke the barrier for colored athletes. (Jackie Bio) Jackie Robinson’s career escalated into the big leagues due to a guy named Branch Ricky taking a chance on him. Ricky knew that it would be hard for him to do, but he knew what Jackie was capable of, he knew that Jackie wouldn’t retaliate to all the threats he got in the news, by both fans and teammates alike.... [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]
1007 words (2.9 pages)
- It’s been 68 years since Jackie Roosevelt Robinson became the first African-American to play in a Major League baseball game. On April 15, 1947 he stepped onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, broke the color barrier, and made history. This day was of enormous significance for many reasons. First and foremost, Jackie helped pave the way for a future filled with incredible African American athletes that may not have gotten their shot, had Jackie not been the pioneer. Without Jackie Robinson, athletes such as Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, or Tiger Woods may have never even had the possibility to play professionally, let alone achieve the feats that they did.... [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]
1004 words (2.9 pages)
- Jackie Robinson said “I 'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” Jackie Robinson was the first person of color to play major league baseball in 1947. He was on the Brooklyn Dodgers and played first base even though he was a second baseman. He was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia. His number 42 is the only number to be retired by all major league baseball teams. When he started playing for the MLB the fans hated him and made death threats but now is remembered as a hero.... [tags: Major League Baseball, Baseball, White people]
1132 words (3.2 pages)
- Boom. This sound was very common coming off the bat of Jackie Robinson when he was on the baseball field, but it had a resounding echo on society and especially those fighting for the rights of blacks in the United States. While Jackie Robinson was an incredible player on the field, his more significant impacts were actually on areas of society other than baseball. Until 1947, when Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and manager Branch Rickey, no other African American had ever played in Major League baseball.... [tags: Major League Baseball, Baseball]
1061 words (3 pages)
- I’m not a typical reader or writer. I read the news every day, but it’s been a long time that I finished my last book. The only writing I’m doing is homework. When I was younger, however, I used to enjoy reading. I don’t remember the first book I read, but I do remember when I couldn’t read my mother used to read all kinds of children’s book for me; most are Chinese books, the rest is translated books. There are two books I still remember Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson Crusoe. Those two books had a huge impact on me, I couldn’t believe that there are people like that tiny.... [tags: High school, Secondary school, Middle school]
1096 words (3.1 pages)
- I’m not a typical reader or writer. I read news every day, but it’s been a long time that I finished my last book. The only writing I’m doing is homework. When I was younger, however, I used to enjoy reading. I don’t remember the first book I read, but I do remember when I couldn’t read my mother used to read all kinds of children’s book for me, most are Chinese books, the rest are translated books. There are two books I still remember Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson Crusoe. Those two books had a huge impact on me, I couldn’t believe that there are people like that tiny.... [tags: High school, Secondary school, Middle school]
981 words (2.8 pages)
- In our culture a hero shows courage and integrity. A hero doesn 't need a cape or a special power. A hero is someone who makes an impact in someone 's life. Heroes are people like the front of the line D-Day soldiers or the first responders in the 9-11 attacks. As a famous hero once said "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." This hero’s name is Jackie Robinson. Being threatened, cursed at, and treated badly, Jackie Robinson didn’t fight back and continued to play the game of baseball.... [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Hero, Jackie Robinson]
1414 words (4 pages)
- Stress will always play a huge role in the hardships life brings. It can also cause more severe problems that can turn into depression or disorders, such as Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is classified as an impulse control disorder where individuals pull strands of hair from certain parts of their bodies to find relief from anxiety. The emotional impact from Trichotillomania greatly affects your body’s appearance, social life, and is very time consuming. Though Trichotillomania isn’t a very common disorder, the most major impact that influences the duration of the disorder is the hair loss that causes the sufferer to feel more depressed, anti-social, and ashamed of themselves.... [tags: Impulse Control Disorder, Hair Pulling]
1388 words (4 pages)
- Swing music made a huge impact on America and is still celebrated through music and dance today. To understand this let’s first talk about ‘”Swing Music.” “Most people will agree that the Swing Dancing heyday was in the 1930s through the 1950s, but Swing dancing continues today” (It Began with a Hop to the Music: The History of Swing Dancing). Swing Music “is a term used to describe the harder, somewhat slower, sexier form of jazz that began to take off in the mid-1930s and lasted through World War II (indeed, American society during the war is almost inseparable from the genre).... [tags: World War II, Great Depression, Swing, Lindy Hop]
1076 words (3.1 pages)
- Back Back Back Back Back and GONE. This is what people heard many times when Jackie Robinson was up to bat whether they liked it or not. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the MLB in 1947 which changed the game of baseball forever (America’s). Jackie Robinson faced many hardships such as fans treating him harshly saying folderol while playing on the field, players treating him bad, and not having anywhere to sleep even though he was very athletic even at a very young age. Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919.... [tags: Jackie Robinson Essay]
830 words (2.4 pages)