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Jackie Robinson : The Baseball Player

- Jackie Robinson was the first black baseball player to play on the professional level, he was fearless, courageous, willful and strong. He was an advocate for civil rights, as well as a great baseball player. He had to try to keep quiet, and keep to himself while playing, but became a stronger and more extreme advocate over time. A leader on and off the fields dealing with much more than just baseball, he also had to deal with the criticism and racial tensions of a prominently white game. Branch Rickey, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was a showman who knew how to make money and fame in baseball “he had made a fortune for the cardinals as well as himself, and black talent could argument h...   [tags: Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson]

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Jackie Robinson Was A Brooklyn

- Jackie kept his composure in the nation’s spotlight. Once 1947 came around, Jackie Robinson was officially a Brooklyn Dodger. Some players did not adapt well to the idea of a Negro baseball player on their team and even signed petitions to either get him off the team or to demand to be traded. Burt Shotton, manager of the dodgers at the time, called a meeting and told the players if they did not want to cooperate they were not going to be traded but dropped from the team which in turn ended the protest....   [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]

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Racial Discrimination : Jackie Robinson

- From the film “42” Jackie Robinson, African American man faced a lot of racial discrimination during the play, however he endures it and become a famous star. These are the actors/actress and Director; Jackie Robinson - Chadwick Boseman, Branch Rickey - Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie - Rachel Robinson, Harold Parrott - T.R Knight, Ryan Merriman - Dixie Walker, etc, Directed by Brian Helgeland. These actors/actress and Director helped viewer to understand the feeling of Jackie Robinson and other African American’s feelings....   [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball, Baseball]

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Jackie Robinson And The American Dilemma

- For much of the 20th century, African-American citizens had been disenfranchised throughout the South and the entire United States, they were regarded as inferior second-class citizens. Despite efforts to integrate society, the political and economic systems were meant to continue the cycle of oppression against African-Americans, throughout the south and indirectly yet ever present in the north. These laws of segregation, otherwise knows as Jim Crow laws, applied to almost every aspect of southern American society, including sports....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson, Baseball]

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Jackie Robinson And The Baseball

- 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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Jackie Roosevelt Robinson's Life and Achievements

- “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” -Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson(Biography.com) On April 15,1947 Jackie Roosevelt Robinson broke the color barrier. When he stepped out on to Ebbets Field everyone didn't think he could last long. Jackie was born in Cairo Georgia on January 31,1919, he was the youngest out of five children. He attended John Muir High School. He continued his education at the University Of California, where he became the university’s first student to win four varsity letters in all different sports....   [tags: negro leagues, jackie robinson, baseball]

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Jackie Robinson And The Civil Rights Movement

- Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson did more in his short baseball career than anyone else ever did for the sport. He was always able to push on despite the criticisms and punishment he took from others. No other man can say that they broke the color barrier or that they changed the sport of baseball forever. To do what he did required strength and the ability to endure physical and mental pain. Jackie Robinson was the first African-American Major League Baseball player. He knew that if he failed to integrate baseball he could delay civil rights....   [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]

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Jackie Robinson : The Era Of The 19th Century

- In the early 1900s, slavery still shaped the South, especially in Georgia. African Americans faced micro-aggressions, including the Jim Crow Laws that separated Blacks and Whites in the United States. In a country where liberty, freedom, and equality has been put into place, when in fact blacks still demanded these rights after the 14th and 15th amendment was added on to the constitution. Additionally, those amendments were added in the late 1800s, which the 14th amendment stated: “All person born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of wherein the reside…” (Robinson 24), so the system of democracy has proven that...   [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]

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Jackie Robinson 's An American 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....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson]

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Jackie Robinson

- 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]

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Jackie Robinson

- Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo. The year Jackie was born was 1919 to a family of farmers. His Mother name is Mallie Robinson. She raised Jackie and four other of her children. They were the only black family around and people gave them a hard time about living around them since they were the only black family on the block. Jackie was the very first black baseball player ever to join the white man’s league. Jackie Robinson started playing baseball in 1947. He was the first player who played in the black man league and joined the white man team....   [tags: Jackie Robinson Essay]

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Jackie Robinson : The First African American Player

- 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]

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Jackie Robinson : The Man Who Changed Professional Sports

- Jackie Robinson: The Man Who Changed Professional Sports The date is April 15, 1947, it is a cool spring day in Brooklyn, New York. Thousands and thousands of people pile into ‘Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, where they will be watching a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves. People in the stands thought it would be just another game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, but this one was different. History would be made on this day, made by one brave, courageous man. That man is Jackie Robinson....   [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]

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Jackie Robinson : A Major League Baseball Game

- 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]

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Jackie Robinson 's Baseball League Baseball

- “In 1946, there were sixteen Major League Baseball teams, with a total of 400 players on their rosters, every one of the players was white. But when opening day came in 1947, that number dropped to 399, and one man stood apart. (42 2:30)” Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson made his Major League Baseball debut on April 15, 1947, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Making Jackie Robinson the first African-American to play Major League Baseball (MLB). Jackie’s transition from the Negro Leagues to MLB was not an easy one....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson]

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The Film Soul Of The Game And The Life Of Jackie Robinson

- All three of these films discussed the importance of race in America and how whites treated people of other races during this time. The two films Soul of the Game and The Life of Jackie Robinson are both about African Americans and their struggle of being accepted into the world of baseball. The third film, Hank Greenberg is about the life of Hank Greenberg and how he, as a Jew, was both ridiculed and then accepted into the world of baseball. All of these players, although they were not liked at the time, have gone down in history as some of the best baseball players in history and are certainly well known....   [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]

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The Major League Baseball Debut Of Jackie Robinson

- Background & Introduction The Major League Baseball debut of Jackie Robinson, was one of the most historical moments to occur in American sports. He became the first African American player to play in MLB in the modern era, breaking the color barrier in baseball. In making his MLB debut on first base with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, it caused quite a controversy all over the country because racism was a prominent issue during this time and the backlash Robinson faced was severe. Robinson, whose grandfather was a slave, had an extraordinary 10 year Major League career....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson]

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Jackie Robinson : A Man That Broke The Color Barrier

- Jackie Robinson said, “ A life is not important except the impact it has on other lives. He said that because he always wanted to make a difference in the world. Jackie Robinson is a African American baseball player that played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was also a very good athlete and was good at every sport that he played. He also was the very first African American person in the MLB, which took a lot of courage. Because he got a lot of mean comments and letters his first years....   [tags: Baseball, Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson]

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America 's National Pastime : Jackie Robinson

- Since its beginning, baseball has been known as America’s national pastime, and has played a critical role in society. However, the history of baseball was not necessarily a smooth sailing one. In fact, it was plagued by societal racial and sexist connotations which prohibited many Americans from participating in the supposedly unifying sport. Females, non-Caucasians and other disparaged groups faced implicit and explicit prejudice from all fronts. In recent years, many American movies have focused on the struggles for inclusion faced by marginalized groups, an example being 42....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson, Baseball]

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The Life of Jackie Robinson

- Jackie Robinson is one of the most famous people ever to live. From football to basketball to track and to baseball, he could do it all; one of the greatest athletes ever. Jackie Robinson played Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson was a hero both athletically and socially; he was treated awfully but he had the courage to keep going and do what he loves most: baseball. Jackie Robinson had an interesting early life. He was born in Cairo, Georgia but then moved to Pasadena, California....   [tags: biography, Jack Roosevelt Robinson]

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Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) Robinson

- Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) Robinson He was the first black person to ever be at bat in the Major Leagues, and made his name famous. But now, everyone seems to have forgotten this great legend. So I hope that this will refresh your memory, had if you’ve never heard of him this is what happened in his life: Born on January 31 1919 in Cairo Ga., Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) Robinson, he was raised on the Sasser Plantation. He grew up without a father who left for Florida with another mans wife, leaving his real wife (Mallie Robinson) to raise five kids: Mack, Jack, Edgar, Willa Mae, and Franck, on her own....   [tags: Biography Robinson Baseball Essays]

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Jackie Robinson: A Brief Biography

- Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. That historic day would eventually change the history of the game of baseball. As a young child, Jackie grew up in the ancestral home of his forefathers. When Jackie was just six months old, his father, Jerry, went to Texas to seek a better fortune. He promised his family he would send for them, but never did. This left Jackie’s mother, Mallie Robinson to raise 5 growing children on her own. Because they were the only African American family on their block, they were often criticized and scorned....   [tags: notorious African American baseball players]

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Jackie Robinson, a Brief Biography

- Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. He attended UCLA where he became the first athlete to receive varsity letters in 4 sports; baseball, basketball, football, and track. Jackie did not have enough money to afford college and was forced to drop out. He then decided to enlist in the U.S. Army. With very swift progress, after only two years Jackie earned the rank of lieutenant. Jackie’s career in the army was cut short when he was court-martialed in relation of objections to racial discrimination....   [tags: African American baseball legends]

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Jackie Robinson And The Baseball

- 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]

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Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights

- Crack. Back, back, back the ball goes. Home run. Who hit it. It was Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player in the major league. Many people would agree Jackie was one of the best players to ever swing a bat. However, he faced many difficulties on his journey to becoming a professional baseball player. Without Jackie playing in the pros, baseball and civil rights wouldn’t be the way it is today. Baseball may have taken a long time to not be made up of mainly white players. Jackie was a beacon of hope to black people in the fact that they could compete and succeed in a white man’s sport....   [tags: African-American History, sports, racism]

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Jackie Robinson's Life and Accomplishments

- Jackie Robinson, a famous black baseball player, proved to the world that just because you have a different skin color does not mean that you aren’t as good as someone with a different color skin. Jackie was the first black man to ever sign with and play for a team that was a part of the all-white major league baseball organization. He along with Branch Rickey, the manager of the dodgers who signed Robinson, broke the color barrier in baseball and led the way for other talented Negro ball players to get into the majors....   [tags: baseball player, branch rickey, mlb]

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Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey

- As an African-American during the late 1800s to 1960, the Negro Leagues was the only chance at being a part of professional baseball until Branch Rickey, an owner of professional baseball teams, put his ‘great experiment’ into motion with the aid of Jackie Robinson who became the first African-American to break the color barrier in 1947. Some coaches, who wanted African-Americans on their teams in order to increase their chances of winning games, would take part in a process called barnstorming....   [tags: baseball, african americans, segregation, rights]

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Jackie Robinson in Baseball

- “I’m looking for a ballplayer with guts enough not to fight back,” Rickey replied (“Jackie Robinson”). Jackie knew why he shouldn’t fight back. If he acted out, it would affect the chances of other black players hoping to join the majors. Jackie knew how to control himself, so before he left the building, he signed up with the ball club. On February 10, 1946, Jackie married Rachel. A week after they were married, the newlyweds set off for spring training in Daytona Beach, Florida. Being black, they had difficulties with the flights to Florida....   [tags: African American, Baseball Player, Sports, History]

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Biography of Jackie Robinson

- Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. When Jackie Robinson was a baby him, his four siblings, and his mother Mallie Robinson moved to California. Jackie Roosevelt Robinson grew up in a large family with a single mother. Later in Jackie Robinson’s life he attended UCLA where he became the first athlete to win varsity letters in baseball, basketball, football, and track. Later on in Jackie Robinson’s college life he was forced to leave UCLA and join the U.S. Army due to financial difficulties....   [tags: discrimination, baseball]

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Jackie Robinson and Baseball

- Jackie Robinson is one of the most famous major league baseball players of all time. Throughout his career he faced many obstacles that would have broke anyone else, but Jackie was an obedient young man who stayed strong through the end of his career and earned the respect of his enemies. Jackie had something about him that made him stand out from everyone. He was a young black man who had the talent to out-play any white man who stepped in front of him. Being black gave Jackie a horrible disadvantage to not only the whites who were no where near as good as him, but the white players who gave him his competition....   [tags: Maojr League, Historical Figure, African American]

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Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson

- ... To help people see there was no big deal about whites and blacks playing on the same team, Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, asked Robinson to play for his team. Robinson later moved to Florida to practice his spring training with the Royals. This is where he became the first black player to ever play in a major league baseball game. Even though Rickey knew times would get hard for Jackie, he made Jackie promise to never fight back when the racism started to hit him. Robinson’s reactions to the racism were also tested by Rickey at the beginning of his career....   [tags: famous African American baseball players]

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Jackie Robinson and Baseball

- Jackie Robinson was a great baseball player and an important American. His baseball career started when he played in college for UCLA. He later played in the Negro league for the Kansas City Monarchs. He was among the first professional sports players that were black. He eventually became the first Negro player to start on an integrated professional team. He was made fun of and mistreated by fans, other teams, and sometimes his own teammates. However, he continued to play despite the way he was treated....   [tags: Historical Figure, African American, Baseball]

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Biography of Jackie Robinson

- On April 18, 1946, perhaps the most important date in baseball history, 37 year old Jackie Robinson signed with the owner of the Dodgers franchise Branch Rickey and became the first African-American to take a step into the white leagues since the Gentlemen's Agreement in 1890. Born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers, Jackie had plenty of experience with racism. He went to UCLA for college and in 1941 became the first player, white or African-American, to win varsity letters in four sports including baseball, baseball, football, and track....   [tags: Baseball History, Accomplishments]

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The Legend Of Jackie Robinson

- Since the dawn of time, the mantra of man is that “it’s a man world”. Up unit recent times woman has had practically no voice in society or in sports. In an era where people want to applaud a person who cross dresses and label them as courageous, or when people want to label a homosexual NBA player as Jackie Robinson, some woman in sports are actually breaking down the doors of society and actually giving woman something they haven 't had - equality. Becky Hammon along with the USA soccer team, and Rhonda Rousey is breaking down doors, and not just with a polite knock....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Basketball]

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Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Racial Barriers

- Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Racial Barriers      On July 23, 1962, in the charming village of Cooperstown, New York, four new members were inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame. As they gathered around the wooden platform, the fans reminisced about America’s national pastime. Edd Roush and Bill McKechnie, sixty-eight and seventy-four years old respectively, were two of the inductees that day (Robinson 142). They were old-timers chosen by the veterans’ committee. Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson, both forty-two, were youngsters by comparison....   [tags: Robinson History Baseball Racism Essays]

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Jackie Robinson

- “The way I figured it” said Jackie Robinson, “I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it” (Robinson). Many people will not publically stand up for what they believe in due to fear of retribution. Jackie Robinson stood up for what he believed in even though people didn’t agree with him. Jackie Robinson is still famous today due to his outstanding baseball skills, his love for the game, and breaking the color barrier. Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo Georgia to a family of sharecroppers (“Jackie Robinson” 2)....   [tags: baseball, racism, MLB, african-americans]

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Jackie Robinson

- Jackie Robinson was an amazing baseball player during the 40’s and into the 50’s.through baseball he also became an early pioneer of the civil rights movement. His career has been filled with ups and downs but he never lost his focus throughout his life. In this essay we will be discussing Jackie Robinson’s early life, impact on society, and the criticism he went through during his career and his early life. Born in January 31, 1919, in a small town in Georgia called Cairo in the Deep South. He was born into a family of sharecroppers....   [tags: sports, baseball player]

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Jackie Robinson

- Throughout his professional career, Jackie Robinson, received criticism for being the first “black” player to play the game. Not only did Jackie Robinson manage to live up to the criticism, he also changed the face of America’s greatest past time forever. With his entrance into the MLB he opened the path for great black players like Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, and Ozzie Smith just to name a few. In crossing the color-barrier in baseball Robinson not only strived as a great player on the field, but also a inspiration to the black community of the field with his humility, and willingness to move forward in a time where blacks were not considered “equal”....   [tags: Sports, Dodgers, First Black Player]

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Jackie Robinson's Life

- “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me…all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” These are the words of Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play baseball in the Major Leagues. Jackie Robinson changed the face of baseball. Back then, in 1947, blacks and whites didn’t have the same opportunities. Blacks weren’t as respected as whites were. National and American teams, like the Major Leagues, were segregated because people thought that blacks weren’t as talented or smart as whites were....   [tags: African American, Black, Baseball Player]

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The Amazing Character and Life of Jackie Robinson

- Character can be defined by the acts one does when no one is watching. Character can also be thought of as how one reacts when subjected to the face of adversity. An excerpt from The Bible, Luke 6:29-31, says, “If someone hits you on one cheek, offer the other too; if someone takes your coat, let him have your shirt as well.30 “If someone asks you for something give it to him; if someone takes what belongs to you, don’t demand it back. 31 “Treat other people as you would like them to treat you. 32 What credit is it to you if you love only those who love you?” This scripture perfectly describes the actions of Jackie Robinson when he was forced to face the ugliest of people and situations in o...   [tags: baseball, negro, athlete]

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Robinson 's Career At Ucla And Pasadena Junior College

- After becoming a second lieutenant, Robinson became engaged to his long-time girlfriend. Her name was Rachel Isum. She had attended UCLA and had been following Robinson’s career at UCLA and Pasadena Junior College (11 Things, 2012). Robinson was then sent to Fort Hood, Texas. In 1944, he was on a unsegregated bus line commissioned by the Army and the bus driver ordered Robinson to move to the back of the bus. Robinson refused but once the bus reached the end of the line, the bus driver called in military police to take him into custody....   [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]

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Jackie Robinson Made a Huge Impact

- The Man “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....   [tags: baseball, african american, racism]

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The Line Leaping Legend: Jackie Robinson

- Was Jackie Robinson the African American epitome of Babe Ruth, or was he more. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Georgia. Subsequently, he became a symbol for change and a warrior for equality. For instance, similar to Katniss Everdeen from the movie series The Hunger Games, Robinson fought for the rights of the people, from an unjust government rule, “Robinson's integration of baseball was a major blow to segregation everywhere, causing other racial barriers to fall”(Wormser)....   [tags: African-Americans in baseball]

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What Jackie Robinson did for the World

- Jackie Robinson was an extraordinary worker to the Civil Rights Movement, despite having a tough upbringing. Having such a tough childhood, he decided to join the military. He joined the military to enter World War II, but he was later discharged. He was an incredible athlete through his school years and he played professional baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson made a huge difference in the Civil Rights Movement and to the world of baseball. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the Major League Baseball....   [tags: civill rights movements, racial slurs]

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Jackie Robinson and the Civil Rights Movement

- “There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free”(Brainy). This was a quote by the notorious baseball player Jackie Robinson. He was the first African American man to play baseball in an all-whites league. During the 1940s Robinson altered the way the world looked at baseball. Jackie Robinson affected the Civil Rights Movement in baseball and everyday life while putting up with numerous struggles and conflicts along the way. Born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919 Jackie was the youngest of five children....   [tags: biography, poverty, discrimination]

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Jackie Robinson: The Man that Changed Baseball

- Here comes Jackie Robinson, dashing towards home base going as fast as he can. The dirt is flying up behind him. Bam. He slides into home plate, with a cloud of dirt and the catcher around him. Here comes the umpire, and he screams safe. The crowd goes wild cheering for him. This is what Brooklyn Dodger fans were used to hearing whenever Jackie Robinson was on base. Sadly though, that is not the only thing that he would be hearing. On a daily basis not just at the field but anywhere Jackie would go he would hear the sounds of what present people now a days call haters....   [tags: discrimination, segregation laws]

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Jackie Robinson and The Integration Of The United States

- Jackie Robinson: athlete, social activist, hero. These are just some of the words people use to describe Jackie. Robinson was the first person to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, at the time officially designated a white man’s sport. The blacks and whites played in separate leagues but Branch Rickey, vice president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, wanted to integrate Major League Baseball. At this time in the 1940s the Unites States was still segregated and the Jim Crow Laws still reigned heavily in the south....   [tags: Racism History]

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Jackie Robinson : The Finest Negro Athlete

- Christina Pheil 4/23/15 Additional Assignment: Paper #2 Malcome X once said “Clay is the finest Negro athlete I have ever know, the man who will mean more to his people than any athlete before him. He is more than Jackie Robinson was, because Robinson is the white man’s hero.” While Jackie Robinson and Cassius Clay were seen as two different, opposing sides of the Civil Rights Movement, they each used their spotlight and fame as athletes in the public eye to make their political stance during this time....   [tags: Malcolm X, Black people, Nation of Islam]

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Jackie Robinson : An Incredible Player On The Field

- 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]

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How Baseball was changed by Jackie Robinson

- How Baseball was changed by Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson changed baseball in America in the 1940s by breaking the segregation barrier that was bestowed on baseball. Robinson played in the Negro League for the Kansas City Monarchs. In 1945 Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers negotiated a contract with Robinson that would bring Robinson into the major leagues in 1947. Baseball was segregated because of racial intolerance, economic factors, and other complex reasons. The major leagues would rent out their stadiums to the Negro League teams when their own team would be on the road....   [tags: negro league, dodgers]

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Jackie Robinson: Braking The Color Barrier in The Major League

- “Hey Jackie, you should play baseball.” Jackie Robinson had no intention to play baseball. Jackie Robinson had to deal with many racial comments and put downs, but Jackie never gave up and ended up as a Major League hero. Jackie played many sports in high school and he was good at all of them. He lettered in every sport he played in high school. After high school, he didn’t have any intention to play sports anymore. Jackie actually enlisted in the army. He served two years and he ranked second lieutenant....   [tags: baseball, racial discrimination, put downs]

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How Jackie Robinson Helped End Segregation in the MLB

- Jackie Robinson played an important role in helping break the color barrier for all African Americans who had a dream to play major league baseball. Segregation was very high in the mid-1900s and there were separate areas for African Americans to eat, drink, and even use the bathroom. There was a separate baseball league that blacks had to play in and there were absolutely NO blacks in Major League Baseball. That all changed in 1947 when Jackie Robinson was signed to a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers....   [tags: notorious African Americans in sports]

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More than a Baseball Player: Jackie Robinson

- Whack. This is the sound that several Americans heard when watching Jackie Robinson make his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers April 10, 1947 (Griffin).When people think of the first major black athlete in American History, they may think of Jackie Robinson. Jackie was one of many various African American people to assist in the reform of our culture. Black athletes were treated unfairly in the 1960s; however, they played a major role in the desegregation of the south, and they helped change the way America is today....   [tags: biography, african american player]

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Sports and African Americans: John "Jackie" Robinson

- What would you feel like to be the first modern African American to play major league baseball. Well, you don’t because this courageous man named John(Jackie) Robinson took over that role. On January 31, 1919, a kid by the name of Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He surely did not know that he would be one day an american hero. His father was Jerry Robinson, a plantation worker. His mother was Mallie, she was a domestic worker. Jackie had three brothers and one sister. The four brothers were: Edgar, Frank and Mack....   [tags: african american, major league baseball]

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Jackie Robinson's Impact on Baseball

- Breaking the Racial Barrier in Baseball Although Jackie Robinson was not the best African-American baseball player of his time, his attitude and ability to handle racist harassment led the way for the rest of his race to play Major League Baseball, amongst other sports. Being accepted into professional sports also helped African-Americans become more easily accepted into other aspects of life. Jackie's impact in the world for the black population is enormous. According to Jessie Jackson, "A champion wins a World Series or an Olympic event and is hoisted on the shoulders of the fans....   [tags: Sports]

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Personality Assessment of Jackie Robinson

- Personality Assessment of Jackie Robinson Every individual in our society is different; each person is known or described differently from one another. The Big Five Factors: neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness, are thought to describe and outline personality in all cultures and language families. They characterize the differences in humankind and can be used to predict or explain job performance. Jackie Robinson was a man who I would describe as having a strong and persevering personality....   [tags: Papers]

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Jackie Robinson & The Fall Of Bronzeville

- Jackie Robinson’s integration into baseball caused an economic vacuum that the African-American community is still trying to recover from. The case is so wide ranging one only need to look at one neighborhood to see all of the effects, the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. Between 1910 and 1930 the black populations in the north rose about 20% on average. This was called "the great migration" in which African Americans ventured north to find work. Work in the south was in short supply because of a boll weevil infestation in the cotton crops....   [tags: Economics Sports]

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The Legacy Of Jackie Robinson

- The legacy of Jackie Robinson goes beyond the April 15, 1947 afternoon at Ebbets Field, when the Brooklyn Dodger infielder became the first black in the 20th century to play baseball in the major leagues. He changed the sport, and he changed the attitude of a lot of people in this country, Jackie Robinson fought for all the people that were fortunate, a lot of them are, especially the minority guys, to be able to play in the major leagues and the impact on the people of color today. Robinson was an undeniably great player who had some of his best years stolen from him....   [tags: Sports Baseball]

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Integration in Major League Baseball

- ... Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby were very determined to stick with the game they loved and to make a change. Thanks to their performance both on and off the ball field, “other owners began to seek talented black players, and by 1952, there were 150 black players in organized baseball” (Branch). Their “actions had repercussions far beyond the sports world” (Jim). The integration of baseball was an enormous smack in the face to all of segregation. Many racial barriers quickly tumbled down with the integration of baseball; restaurants, hotels, and stores removed their “white only” signs bringing blacks and whites together....   [tags: Jackie Robinson]

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Jackie Robinson 's Influence On The Lives Of Others

- This quotation by Jackie Robinson has always inspired me. What matters most to me is to be able to have a positive impact on the lives of others. Witnessing the many ways in which my family gave back to our native community as a young child sparked in me a commitment to community service. Born in the erstwhile aristocratic family of Dunka village in India, I grew hearing stories about my illustrious ancestors who erected shelter homes for the homeless, a medical dispensary for the poor and an elementary school for the underprivileged children in their native village....   [tags: Education, Poverty, Community, High school]

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- Baseball has always been America’s national pastime. In the early and all the way into the mid 50’s, baseball was America and America was baseball. The only thing lacking in the great game was the absence of African American players and the presence of an all white sport. America still wasn’t friendly or accepted the African American race and many still held great prejudice towards them. All this would change when the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey decided he was going to sign a Negro player....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jackie Robinson

- Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Barrier It’s April 15, 1947 opening day at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn. Many people have turned out to see one man, the first black person to ever play in major league baseball. He is setting new standards for all blacks now and those to come. His name is Jack Roosevelt Robinson. We all wish him well and hope he can surmount the racial differences. At this time it was unheard of to have a black person treated equally to a white person, more the less it was highly unlikely to have a black person play on the same field as a white person....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jackie Robinson

- Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919. He was born in Cairo, Georgia and was the youngest of five children. He had a grandfather that was a slave, Jackie’s dad was a sharecropper and Mallie, Jackie’s mother, was a maid. His dad ran away from the family when Jackie was only an infant. Jackie fought racism in his California childhood, at collage and throughout his whole life. During his childhood at California he was always picked on at school. Kids taunted him so much and so badly that he developed a hot temper....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jackie Robinson

- Jackie Robinson, born Jack Roosevelt Robinson, is known for being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. He was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia as the grandson of a slave. He was the youngest of five children and at six months old his father left them. At this time, because it was so hard for African-Americans in the south, his mother Mallie Robinson decided to move them to Pasadena, California where it was easier for African-Americans to live and find jobs. At this time Jackie was very into sports so this move made him pretty upset....   [tags: Biography]

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Jackie Robinson

- Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, the grandson of a slave. Jackie was the youngest of five children. When he was six months old, his father deserted the family. His mother moved them to California where it was easier for blacks to live and get work. In those days, life was very hard for black people in the South. This upset young Jackie. He became very involved in sports. He played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. In college he was a top football player....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jackie Robinson

- Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson and integration are two phrases that cannot be segregated. Whether he liked it or not, he played the star role in the integration of society during the time that he played Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. His heroic journey that landed him in the Majors shows, “how integration has come to baseball and how it can be achieved in every corner of the land'; (Robinson 16). But this amazing triumph over the Jim Crow laws could only have been possible in New York as Robinson says, “Cooperstown, New York, and Birmingham, Alabama, are both in the Unites States....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- The first man to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball in the 20th century, Jackie Robinson is one of the most celebrated baseball players in history. Jim, the moral center of Mark Twain’s The Adventure’s of Huckleberry Finn .Who doesn’t portray a baseball player, yet both Jackie Robinson and Jim both share the same heroic qualities. Both are courageous, noble, and strong-minded. Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919 and grew up in Pasadena, California, where he attended UCLA....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- The grandson of a slave, Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia; he was the youngest of five children. Jackie grew up very poor, but little did he know that his athletic ability would open the doors for his future. After his father deserted the family when Jackie was six months old, his mother, Mallie Robinson, moved the family to California in search of work. California also subjected blacks to segregation at that time, but to less of a degree than in the Deep South....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jackie Robinson

- The Great One “ He struck a mighty blow for equality, freedom and the American way of life. Jackie Robinson was a good citizen, a great man, and the true American champion.'; Ronald Reagon. I don’t know if anyone could have summarized his life better. Jackie was a great influence to the American public. To over came diversity and succeed is a great accomplishment. Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia, January 31 1919. He went to college at the University of UCLA....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jackie Robinson and the Struggle for Equality in Baseball

- Jackie Robinson and the Struggle for Equality in Baseball Baseball has always been known as America's pastime. But America's pastime, along with America's past, have both been saturated with the brutal force of racism. For hundreds of years, from the time of slavery until the middle of the 20th century, African-American children rounded up their friends and headed to the baseball diamond. There, for thousands of young black players, the smell of the grass, the cloud of dust that formed when running the ninety feet between bases, and the feeling of safely sliding into homeplate for a run marked the glimmer of fun and excitement in an otherwise dreary day....   [tags: Sports Racism Papers]

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Jackie Robinson and the Civil Rights Movement

- To the average person, in the average American community, Jackie Robinson was just what the sports pages said he was, no more, no less. He was the first Negro to play baseball in the major leagues. Everybody knew that, but to see the real Jackie Robinson, you must de-emphasize him as a ball player and emphasize him as a civil rights leader. That part drops out, that which people forget. From his early army days, until well after his baseball days, Robinson had fought to achieve equality among whites and blacks....   [tags: The Civil Rights Movement]

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Jackie Robinson : The First African American to Play in Major League Baseball

- Jackie Robison was the first African American to play in the major leagues. He was a big thing for baseball, that he revolutionized the game forever. Jackie was an impact in the 1960s and generations to come. Jackie Robinson had a big influence on all sports. He got rid of racial rules in sports, gave hope to African Americans, but had hard times in the League, and was a good role model to all. He was an exciting player to watch as well. He won many awards in his baseball career. He played second base for the Brooklyn Dodgers....   [tags: sports legends that changed the world]

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How Jackie Robinson Paved the Way to Players Like Andrew McCutchen

- It is somewhat difficult to see the difference between Jackie Robinson and Andrew McCutchen. Well just to give you a taste, Jackie Robinson was discriminated throughout his whole career just because he was a different race than another player. Because he was brave and stuck with it, African American baseball players like Andrew McCutchen are some of the most well respected players in the game. In the past, African Americans like Jackie Robinson were discriminated and tormented for playing baseball, but now African Americans like Andrew McCutchen are allowed to play the game today without having to go through all the personal effects Jackie Robinson had to go through....   [tags: equal rights, baseball]

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How did Jackie Robinson Overcome Racial Discrimination in Sports

- Have you ever been protested and demonstrated against. Jackie Robinson felt the outcry of America during his baseball career. Fighting not only for his future, but also for the overall well-being of his sport, Robinson received death threats for his efforts. On a daily basis, this disciplined African man fought the pressures of hatred toward his entire race. As a segregated country, America saw major league baseball as a white man’s sport. Robinson was the outlier in an otherwise American “tradition.” Society observed Robinson’s play on the field with extremely bias eyes....   [tags: baseball, color barrier, sports racism]

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Jackie Robinson: A Crucial Blow for Racial Equality in the World of Sports

- Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier, striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever. I Never Had It Made is Robinson's own story, hard-hitting account of what it took to become the first black man in history to play in the major leagues. I Never Had It Made recalls Robinson's early years and influences: his time at UCLA, his army stint during World War II, when he challenged Jim Crow laws and narrowly escaped court martial; his years of frustration, on and off the field, with the Negro Leagues; and finally that f...   [tags: baseball, negro leagues]

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Films About Baseball: A League of Their Own and The Jackie Robinson Story

- A League of Their Own (1992) The first movie I watched was A League of Their Own (1992). It is set primarily in 1943 and features a number of well-known actors such as Tom Hanks as manager Jimmy Dugan, Rosie O’Donnell as 3rd base Doris Murphy, and even Madonna as center fielder Mae Mordabito. The film starts with a scene from the present of an older Dottie Hinson, played by Lynn Cartwright, reluctantly getting ready to attend the induction of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown....   [tags: women, league, players]

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Fleet Walker Vs. Jackie Robinson Comparison

- Throughout the course of American history, there have been many historical figures who have been responsible for, or were a part of the gradual change of our nation. In the early to mid 1900's, the United States was racially segregated, and African Americans were looked at as second class citizens. In the mid-1900's, a time period which is now known as the Civil Rights Movement, there were a number of different people who helped lead the charge to desegregate the United States. Some of the historical figures, who's names are synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement, include political activist Martin Luther King, NAACP officer Medgar Evers, Baptist minister Malcolm X, and normal citizen Rosa...   [tags: American History]

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Breaking the Color Barrier in Sports: Jack Roosevelt

- Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson was born on January 31st during the year of 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. He was the youngest of five children. Robinson grew up in poverty and later broke the color barrier that prohibited dark skinned people to play in major league baseball. In his early years, Jackie Robinson was inspired to pursue his interest in sports by his older brothers; especially his idol, “Mack” Robinson. At Jackie’s high school, John Muir High School, he played basketball, football, baseball, tennis and competed in track for 2 years....   [tags: jackie robinson, major league baseball]

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Baseball And Its Impact On American Society

- Ever since the creation of Major League Baseball (MLB), baseball has always been considered part of America’s pastime. A crucial role in American society was also included in baseball, segregation. The color barrier in baseball was broken on April 15, 1947 by the Brooklyn Dodgers when Jackie Robinson stepped on the field for his first at bat. With such a large part of American society now becoming integrated, many Americans were questioning their emotions, some were inspired by such an act of courage and others were filled with hatred towards a minority....   [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]

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Baseball And Its Impact On American Society

- Ever since the creation of Major League Baseball (MLB), baseball has always been considered part of America’s pastime. A crucial role of American society was also included in baseball, segregation. The color barrier in baseball was broken on April 15, 1947 by the Brooklyn Dodgers when Jackie Robinson stepped on the field for his first at bat. With such a large part of American society now becoming integrated, many Americans were questioning their emotions, some were inspired by such an act of courage and others were filled with hatred towards a minority....   [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]

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