Jack Roosevelt Robinson known as the great Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 by a nearby town of Cairo in Grady County in Southern Georgia (Rampersad 10). Jackie Robinson’s parents were Jerry Robinson and Mallie Robinson who were sharecroppers on a white man’s plantation, James Madison Sasser (Rampersad 10). The disparity of jobs and social disparity back then remained unequal. Previously during Jack’s birth, there was a huge Spanish epidemic flu that broke out which had killed millions of Americans, majority African Americans. However, life was glorified t...
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...bitterly disillusioned…” (Dreifort 193). Robinson had reevaluated his faith in America’s ability to overcome its history of racism and discrimination. On the other hand, his prosperities will forever live on. He will also, be remembered as a heroic African American. Jackie Robinson revealed a great amount of values and perceptions from the controversies he faced during his life time. He revealed his true identity and what his primary goal was to achieve. To sum it up, leaving off what Spike Lee said, “One of the hardest things to do in sports is to hit major league pitching, but to do that, with the entire weight of your race on your shoulders, while being ridiculed, lambasted, having racial epithets hurled at you, and not being able to say anything back…….is one of the great American stories” (Robinson 11). Jackie Robinson was a conqueror or swung back well.
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