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  • Book Review Of Jackie Robinson
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    The great American pastime of baseball has had its share of amazing athletes that not only dazzled fans with their play, but revolutionized the sport with their personality, charisma, and courage. Babe Ruth, with his charm as well as his bat, gave baseball a personality, Lou Gehrig, the Iron Horse, gave baseball a tough image, and Joe DiMaggio, with his 56 game hitting streak captivated the entire country. In a similar way, Jackie Robinson added diversity to the game of baseball by breaking the ...
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  • Martin Luther King Jackie Robinson
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    ... al statement in a speech in Paris. Robeson, alongside Robinson, stated (something to the effect) that, it would be unthinkable for black Americans to fight in a war against Russia because blacks were treated better in Russia than they were in the United States (Scott 227). In retaliation, the House Un-American Activities Committee assembled hearings in which they subpoenaed other prominent African Americans to testify about Robeson's statement. The first one they called was Jackie Robinson. ...
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  • Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers
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    There are those who defy the laws of time by immortalizing themselves by a single or numerous feats displaying selflessness and courage. Commenting on such individuals, Theodore Roosevelt said: The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows the triumph of high achie...
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  • Blacks In Major League Baseball
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    April 15 th will bring the fifty-third anniversary of the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. Blacks have now been an integral part of the game of baseball for the last fifty-three years and are continuing to find their place within the game. This term paper will discuss the history of blacks in major league baseball, the role that they play now and how the game of baseball brings some form of liberation to the black people. Blacks have come a long way in the game of basebal...
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  • Major League Baseball Jackie Robinson
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    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 Male, 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 ...
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  • Negro Leagues Black Baseball Life
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    h 2 >The Color Barrier Due to the color of their skin and their past history, blacks were unfairly denied the privilege to play Major League Baseball; it has remained a period of shame for baseball. Not only did the white players not accept Blacks as equals, on or off the field, the public did not either. Because of the determination and strong perseverance, the blacks were able to overcome what many thought was not achievable. The events that took place during the early 1900 s changed th...
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  • Jackie Robinson Black People
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    When I chose this book I wasn't sure if Jackie Robinson was the kind of person that could have an impact on the world but as I read it I was positive he was. Jackie had a hard childhood. His father left one day to go to Memphis to look for a new job and never came home. Being the youngest child Jackie could not help his mom make money like his older brothers and sister but whenever he got the chance to help he did. Since Jackie's mom worked all day and there was no one to stay home with him, Jac...
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  • Major League Baseball Jackie Robinson
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    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 u...
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  • Game Of Baseball Jackie Robinson
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    The first and most important quality a hero needs is intelligence. Both Jackie Robinson and Jim had that. They each carried it out and showed it differently, but they were both intelligent. Even though one was a professional baseball player and the other a runaway slave, they both were intelligent in their own unique way. They both did what their mind told them and accomplished the goal that they wanted to achieve, even though one was real and the other one wasn't. Jackie Robinson showed his int...
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  • Civil Rights Movement Civil Rights Leader
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    The Thoughts, Ideas, And Motivations Of Jackie The Thoughts, Ideas, And Motivations Of Jackie Robinson During The Civil Rights Movement JACKIE ROBINSON 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 ...
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  • Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers
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    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 hi...
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  • Brooklyn Dodgers Jackie Robinson
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    On April 10 th 1947 Jackie Robinson made history by becoming the first black player in the baseball modern major leagues. Jackie Robinson paved the way for many blacks, by helping to end to segregation in a segment of society. Branch Rickey chose Jackie to be the first, because of his character. Through part his life, Jackie developed the necessary skills needed, to become the first black player in the modern major leagues, to be a big part in the civil rights movement, and to help put an end to...
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  • Major League Baseball African American Population
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    The Struggles and Life of Jackie Robinson Spike Lee, one of the century's greatest filmmakers, once said, I think its very simple. You can divide American history into two periods; Before and After Jackie Robinson. Theres still a lot more to be done, but his breaking the color barrier has to be one of the more important things to happen in this country, period. And I think its important now for all people to understand that. Jackie Robinson was a great player but the main reason for his fame was...
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  • Blacks And Whites Jackie Robinson
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    African Americans gained many new political and social rights during Reconstruction. Even though they won these new rights, many blacks still faced opposition from whites. Some common forms of discrimination of blacks included Jim Crow laws, poll taxes, literacy tests, and the ruling of the Supreme Court case, Please v. Ferguson, which ruled that separation of races in public accommodations was legal. Discrimination in sports could also easily be seen. A well known example of this was in basebal...
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  • Major League Baseball Jackie Robinson
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    Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Barrier April 15, 1946 was an important event in not only baseball history but also in the history of America. Thousands of baseball fans crowded into Ebbits Field to see one man, the first black ever to play in Major League Baseball, and one man who would eventually put an end to segregation in baseball. That one man s name is Jack Roosevelt Robinson, otherwise known as Jackie Robinson. His struggle to break the color barrier helped set the standards for futu...
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  • Civil Rights Movement Jackie Robinson
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    Jackie Robinson was the first baseball player to break Major League Baseballs color barrier that segregated major league baseball for more than 50 years. On October 23, 1945, Jackie Robinson signed a contract with the Montreal Royals that would eventually bring him to the Brooklyn Dodgers in the spring of 1947. This made him the first African American in modern organized baseball. Jackie Robinson went to UCLA where he became an All-American in football and basketball. He also played baseball and...
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  • World War Ii Jackie Robinson
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    Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born the grandson of a slave on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia. His parents Jerry and Male Robinson were a plantation laborer and a housekeeper. Robinson was the youngest of 5 children, and at the age of 6 months, his father Jerry, abandoned the family, leaving his mother with a huge responsibility. Robinson and his family were moved to California with their mother so she could search for work. At the time, California was a place where segregation existed, but wa...
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  • Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers
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    On August 28, l 945, Jackie Robinson met a men by the name of Branch Rickey, who wanted to end, once and for all, discrimination (Allen, l 987). Jackie Robinson was the first black baseball player to play in the Major Leagues; he had to struggle through the racial barrier of black and white to play. After leaving the Army Robinson joined the Kansas City Monarchs, a team in one of the Negro Leagues, as a shortstop. He earned $ 400 a month, a large amount in l 945 (Allen, l 987). However, life in ...
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  • First African American Track And Field
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    Jackie Robinson: His Contribution to Sports There was once a time when Goliath white men roamed the earth. They had names similar to Book, Harmon, and Moose (Richmond 184). They wandered throughout the empty countryside carrying wooden sticks, smacking harsh fastballs delivered by pitchers with names like Whitey and Don and Bob. Peter Richmond writes, They lived for one thing and one thing alone: to swat mighty homerun's that would make us roar in delight. They were the stars of the favorite gam...
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  • Major League Baseball World War Ii
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    The Color Barrier Due to the color of their skin and their past history, blacks were unfairly denied the privilege to play Major League Baseball; it has remained a period of shame for baseball. Not only did the white players not accept Blacks as equals, on or off the field, the public did not either. Because of the determination and strong perseverance, the blacks were able to overcome what many thought was not achievable. The events that took place during the early 1900 s changed the history of...
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