Jackie Robinson

He made all equal rights for African American Baseball Players

Jackie


Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson not only played for baseball he fought for equal rights for African Americans and wanted to stop segregation.  

  • Was the first African American to be in the Major league
  • When he was in the army he court Martial for no segregation in the camps. For that he was kicked out of the army
  • Played 2 base for Brooklyn Dodgers
  • he was discriminated
  • He when he left baseball he was the most valuable player in baseball
  • him being in the major leagues made other African Americans to join
  • the Brooklyn Dodger's manager asked him to be in the team and before he could say yes he had to understand that people would be mean and he cannot say anything about it
  • He encouraged African Americans that they should believe in themselves
  • He told Africans that they should believe in sports
  • He was the first African American inducted in to the Hall of Fame in 1962.
  • The Dodgers retired his jersey number 42 because of all the things he accomplished.
  • After he died his wife made the Jackie Robinson Foundation and it helped young people in need with scholarships and mentoring programs.

Citations

"Jackie Robinson Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2013.

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