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Jackie Robinson by Jeanne Sering
Transcript of Jackie Robinson by Jeanne Sering
Birth & Death
Born January 31, 1919
He was born in Cairo, Georgia.
Shortly after he was born, his family moved to Pasadena, California; where he grew up up in relative poverty.
Jackie Robinson was born into a family of sharecroppers.
He was the
youngest of 5 children
- Edgar, Frank, Matthew, & Willa Mae.
Contribution to the Civil Rights Movement
Jackie Robinson became an inspiring figure in the civil rights movement when he became the first black man to play major league baseball in the 20th century.
He made his debut playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.
President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt's name was the inspiration of Jackie
Jackie was also an accomplished tennis player, winning the junior boys singles championship in the Pacific Coast Negro Tennis Tournament.
Jackie Robinson died in October 24, 1972 in North Stamford, Connecticut.