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Transcript of Jackie Robinson
This picture was taken after ben chapman was yelling rude names at Robinson
Robinson and ben chapman were suppose to be shaking hands in this picture
No one will every wear the number 42 ever again.
Jackie Robinson and Ben Chapman.
Jackie did his best to ignore the hatred
when rude comments were yelled at him, he turned the other check
Jackie could not fight back when horrible things were done to him
on the 50Th anniversary of Jackie Robinson day they retired his jersey (April 15, 1997)
the only day that an one wears the number 42 is on April 15Th.
This day is celebrated for Robinson memorable career, best known for becoming the first black major league baseball player in 1947
Born: January 31, 1919 Died: October 24, 1972
Breaking the Color Barrier
on April 15, 1947 is the day the dodgers signed Robinson
the same day that his coach told him that he would have to turn the other cheek for the next 3 years.
other ball players were mad that they would have to play on the same field with someone of the different race.
many people tried to ignore the fact that Robinson was on the dodgers.
most people thought that it was a joke.
Brooklyn, Dodgers signed an African-American
I never cared about acceptance as much as i cared about respect.
- Jackie Robinson
everyone is treated fair in sports
no one is benched from the game do to race
today there are several African-americans in baseball, football, basketball, golf and etc.
Jackie gave hope to African-americans and everyone around the world
many fans called Robinson their hero
African-american fans were the most people that would be waiting to see Jackie after his games
once Jackie was finally accepted by the people everything changed
there became equality in society
african-americans began to find jobs
acting opportunities came along: for movies, TV shows and on stage shows
April 15, 1947 became known as Jackie Robinson day because on April 15, 1947 the dodgers signed Robinson. on this date everyone on every team wears the number 42 in memory of Jackie Robinson.
Jackie Robinson Day
In memory of Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson Memories
Thank You for watching!
By: Katie Bodine
42 years since he died
1. how many years has it been since Robinson has passed?
2. what year did the dodgers sign Robinson?
3. why did they retire Jackie's jersey?
4. were is the Robinson 42 sign hung at?
5. what team did Robinson play for?