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1,730 wordsh 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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1,193 wordsJackie 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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4,163 wordsThe 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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1,039 wordsJackie 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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