Jackie Robinson

Biography project for Mrs.Hemry English class by Collin D.

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31,1919 and died on October 24,1972.

Significant Events In history that affected Jackie Robinson

  • World War 2
  • All white baseball Teams
  • Segregation
  • Slavery
  • Great Depression

Jackie in the army during WW2

Jackie's Childhood

Jackie had a tough childhood because his dad had left his mom and all of his siblings.He grew up in an all white neighborhood in Pasadena,California. He also was a member of the pepper street gang.The worst thing that happened to him was when Frank died in a motorcycle accident.

Jackie As a kid

People who influenced Jackie's life

  • His Mom Mallie
  • Mack his brother
  • Rachel his wife
  • Jackie Jr. his son
  • Edgar his brother
  • Frank his brother
  • Willa Mae his sister

Jackie,his mom.sister,and his brothers

Unique facts about Jackie

  • Jackie was in the army during World War II
  • Jackie worked with Martin Luther King Jr.
  • He was the youngest of five siblings
  • Jackie was in the 71st Tank Battalion
  • Jackie served with Sugar Ray Lenard and Joe Louis in the US Army

Heavyweight champion Joe Louis(bat in his hand) and Jackie Robinson(boxing gloves on hands) try the weapon of each other’s trade.

Jackie's Accomplishments

  • He was the 1947 Rookie of the year
  • He had a 1955 World Series Win
  • He was honorably Discharged from the army
  • Elected into the hall of fame in 1962
  • All time major league leader in stealing home

Jackie's Hall of Fame Award

Theme of Jackie's Life

The theme of Jackie Robinson's life was Equal Rights

What he has taught me

He taught me that only the strongest can go through racism and prejudest acts and not fight back

Words of Advice

  • "I'd get mad.But I'd never let them know it".
  • "I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All i ask,is that you respect me as a human being".
  • "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives".


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Comment Stream

2 years ago

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