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Transcript of JACKIE ROBINSON
Jackie got offers to a few different colleges. He ended up choosing to attend UCLA in California.
A Hero In History
By Sarah Mafi, Period 2
Jackie grew up playing sports.
Jackie's mother raised him to be proud of his race.
Family, religion, and sports is what was really important to Jackie.
Hanft, Joshua E. Jackie Robinson. ABDO publishing company, 1996.
"Jackie Robinson." Jackie Robinson, n.d. Web. 18 Dec 2013
2011. Photograph.MiLB.comWeb. 26 Dec 2013. <http://www.milb.com/milb/news/tributes/jackierobinson.jsp>
Pastor Downs encouraged Jackie to
get involved with sports.
Frank and Matthew, Jackie's older brothers, were very supportive of Jackie.
Surprisingly baseball wasn't his strongest sport.
"I'm not concerned with your liking
or disliking me... all I ask is that you
respect me as a human being."
"Jackie Robinson. biography. " bio. TRUE STORY. .AE Television Networks, LLC, n.d. Web 29 Dec 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/jackie-robinson-9460813>.
"There's not an American in this
country free until every
one of us is free."
"Above anything else,
I hate to lose."
Jackie was looked up to and well respected for his talent in baseball.
Branch Rickey believed in Jackie Robinson and gave him hope.
Jackie went through so much hate and rejection from fans, teammates, and opposing teams.
Pitchers from the other teams would purposely hit Jackie with the baseball.
Jackie and his family often would get threats.
In 1957 Jackie retired from baseball, but he still continued to fight for the rights of blacks.
After retiring he became a member of the NAACP.
Jackie died in 1972, although his courage and service continued still to this day.
"A life is not important
except in the impact
it has on other lives."
In 1945 Jackie played professional baseball in the negro baseball league.
After 2 years of college he was drafted into the army in 1942. Later he was discharged in 1944.
Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, saw Jackie's talent and in 1946 Jackie joined his team.
2013. Photograph. 89.3 KPCCWeb. 2 Jan 2014.