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Jackie Robinson

English Crucible Project

Lydia Packer

on 16 January 2014

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Transcript of Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson
1940's in
Cooling off:
Works Cited
In 1919, Jack "Jackie" Robinson was born.
He was born to a single mother with four siblings
Discrimination and its effects
("Jackie Robinson Foundation")
Early Career
College: He Varsity Lettered in basketball, track, football, and baseball.
Army (2nd Lt)
Negro League
("Jackie Robinson Foundation")
Branch Rickey - "I'm looking for a ballplayer with guts enough not to fight back" (Baseball Almanac)
Teammates' feeling's/reactions
Pee Wee Reese
Other teams' feelings/reactions (Phillies specifically)
Rookie Season
Stats: He had 12 home runs, league-leading 29 steals, and a .297 average (stole home 19 times)
Why it's important: If he had been the one to break the color barrier and then failed...
What was the public reaction?
"Give me five players like Robinson and a pitcher and I'll beat any nine-man team in baseball." -Chuck Dressen
(Baseball Almanac)
African Americans in WWII
The problems of the Great Depression affected virtually every group of Americans.
Black Americans were the hardest hit group by far.
By 1932, approximately half of black Americans were out of work. In some Northern cities, whites called for blacks to be fired from any jobs as long as there were whites out of work. ("Race Relations in the1930s and 1940s")
How he really was...
1940's Baseball:
Jackie's performances on the field earned him the respect of the nation.
"He was the greatest competitor I've ever seen. I've seen him beat a team with his bat, his ball, his glove, his feet and, in a game in Chicago one time, with his mouth."
- Duke Snider

(Baseball Almanac).
"He was the only player I ever saw in a rundown who could be safe more often than out. He ran as if his head was on a swizzle, back and forth, back and forth, until he could get out of it."
Baseball Almanac, . N.p.. Web. 27 Dec 2013
The Jackie Robinson Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Jan 2014.
- Bobby Bragan (Baseball Almanac).
What Happened to Jackie - After His Death
What Happened to the "Hunters"
"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being."
Schwartz, Larry. "Jackie changed face of sports." N.p.. Web. 30 Dec 2013
Was He Ever Compensated?
-Jackie Robinson (Baseball Almanac).
First Rookie of the Year Winner
NL MVP in 1949
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962
Compensation for Baseball Skills
Civil Rights Acts
"The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time."
-Jackie Robinson (Baseball Almanac).
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Ended Jim Crow Laws
Civil Rights Act of 1965
Ended discrimination in voting
"I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary."
-Ronald Reagan (Reagan).
Sherbondy, V.. N.p.. Web. 27 Dec 2013.

Reagon, R.. N.p.. Web. 1 Jan 2014.
April 15 -
Jackie Robinson Day
"A man learns about things and mellows as he grows older. I think that maybe I've changed a bit. Maybe I went too far in those days...
-Ben Chapman (Baseball Almanac).
By: Joe Eddy
Lydia Packer
Spencer Sandberg
The Crucible vs Jackie's Story
Abigail & co. = Society

Nurse's Petition = Civil Rights Activists

Hale = Branch Rickey

Judges = Other coaches,
league, etc.
Accused Witches = Jackie Robinson
After fighting tyranny in other lands they came home to racism, segregation, and Jim Crow Laws.
There were 125,000 African Americans who were overseas in World War II
Baseball was the booming sport in America in 1940. When WWII started most of the major leaguers went over seas for 4 years. Players were substituted with average players, or players that should be out because of injury or handicap. ("1940s Of Rations and Spoils")
Blacks could play on teams but were not welcome in the major leagues. When the Dodgers recruited Jackie Robinson it was the first time a black man had been recruited since 1880. ("1940s Of Rations and Spoils.")
Tuskegee Airmen
" 1940s Of Rations and Spoils." This Great Game: The Online Book Of
Baseball. Eric Gouldsberry Art Direction, n.d. Web. 4 Jan 2014.
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible (Penguin Classics). London: Penguin
Classics, 2003
What Happened to the Accused?
What Started The Hunt?
Just like in the Crucible it all started because of fear of the different. Both shouldn't have really been a real problem but escalated into something that involved everyone around them.
Both the accused in The Crucible and Jackie Robinson have been vindicated and subsequently commemorated.
However, many more attempts have been made to commemorate Jackie than anyone involved with the Salem Witch Trials.
Compensation: To pay back someone for something that was taken from them, that is rightfully theirs.
Pulling out of the Depression
"Race Relations in the1930s and 1940s." Library of Congress. N.p., 30 Aug 2012.
Web. 6 Jan 2014.
It was easy to go along with what seems crazy because it is what they were taught as little kids.
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