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Transcript of Jackie Robinson
Determination - When he was still a little kid he moved to California with his family to live with other family - Jackie Robinson graduated from high school in 1937 and started going to Pasenda Junior college in California - Later on he went to the University of California Los Angeles in 1940 and played a variety of sports including baseball - After Jackie was done going to University he served in the United States Army in in World War two against Germany - During the time that Jackie Robinson was born there was a lot of slavery going on - When Jackie Robinson was only a kid his father left the family because of frustration - When Jackie Robinson was playing baseball he played in the Negro Leagues which was a league only for black people - In California neighbors and people who lived on the street of Jackie Robinson tried to convince his family to leave by showing racism - Also when Jackie Robinson did start playing for the Major Leagues some teams did not like this and tried to discourage him - Jackie Robinson's goal in life was to become a professional athlete - Through Perseverance Jackie Robinson continued to pursuit his goal and he kept going despite discouragement and negativity - Using courage Jackie Robinson stood up for himself and his right and respect and wanted to do the same for other people as well - Also Jackie Robinson was always determined to achieve his goal and set his mind to becoming a professional athlete and he was successful - Later on Jackie Robinson played in the Negro Leagues for the Kansas City Royals where his salary was kind of low and the schedule was not that structured - Soon Jackie Robinson got signed to a Minor League team called the Montreal Royals where he earned $600 a month and a $3 500 extra - Before you knew it Jackie Robinson got signed to an actual Major League team called the Brooklyn Dodgers and he earned $35 000 - When Jackie Robinson finished high school he did not have time for a job because he went to an black pilot school to train for the army - Next also in 1946 Jackie Robinson married a women named that he met in university named Rachael Anneta Isum - On April, 18, 1946 Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Montreal Royals - Then on April, 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the colour barrier - Ceremonially on January,23, 1962 Jackie Robinson got inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame - On April, 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the colour barrier - During the years that Jackie Robinson played baseball in the Major Leagues in 1947he was named the Rookie of the Year and led the National League with stolen bases - In 1949 Jackie Robinson won the MVP Award and led the Major League in stolen bases again and batting Average - To end off Jackie Robinson's baseball career he helped the Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series in 1955 - One very important quote of Jackie Robinson was "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives - This quote was important because it inspired people to do something important and memorable with their lives - Another very meaningful quote from Jackie Robinson was "I am not concerned with your liking or disliking me all I ask is that you respect me as a human being" - This quote was the most important quote because it supports Jackie Robinson's message that he wanted to convey - The message that Jackie Robinson wanted to carry out and conduct to everyone was that equality in human rights and respect should be more evident in our world - Jackie Robinson died on, October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut of the United States of America - Jackie Robinson died two years after his mother died in 1968 - Before Jackie Robinson died at the age of 53 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for all of his awards and records - Throughout his baseball career Jackie Robinson went through many hard times - However he looked past that and was rewarded for all of his hard work and success Contribution to the World - Jackie Robinson believed that equality of human rights and respect should be more evident in today's society - Even though Jackie Robinson is not here with us today he has made a large impact on people's minds actions and words - When we look at the Major League today there are people from many different cultures rightfully involved - Today in society we also see people treating one another with respects as human beings - We will continue to understand and develop on Jackie Robinson's teachings and remember him and his legacy By: Gurpal Deol