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Jackie Robinson and Matthew Henson

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Connor Darby

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of Jackie Robinson and Matthew Henson

Jackie Robinson Born in Cairo, Georgia Matthew Henson He was born in Nanjemoy, Maryland. They were both African-American.

They both broke the color barrier, only in different ways.

They both overcame obstacles they faced.

They both had a large impact on history.

Their fathers both left them when they were young. Similarities By Connor Darby Jackie Robinson and Matthew Henson Elected to Hall of Fame in 1962 http://www.jackierobinson.com/about/facts.html Went to UCLA Joined Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 Played second base Career batting average was .311 http://www.biography.com/people/jackie-robinson-9460813 Highest paid Dodgers player ever Stole home 19 times in career Rookie of the Year in 1947 Died from heart problems and diabetes complications When his parents died he went to live with his uncle. When he was twelve he became a cabin boy on the Katie Hines. He stayed on the Katie Hines for six years. http://www.biography.com/people/matthew-henson-9335648 He reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909. When he returned from the North Pole he was not acknowledged for his achievements. He was not recognized for his efforts until 1937. The U.S. Navy gave him a medal in 1946. He died on March 5, 1955. In 1987 Ronald Reagan Had Matthew and his wife Lucy transported to the Arlington National Cematary. Jackie Robinson died of a heart attack but Matthew Henson died peacefully.

Matthew Henson was a Leo but Jackie Robinson was an Aquarius.

Jackie Robinson played baseball but Matthew Henson was an explorer.

When he was young Matthew Henson was a dishwasher but Jackie Robinson went to school.

Jackie Robinson served in the army and Matthew Henson was a store clerk. Differences Vocabulary Integrate-remove barriers; allow access to all

Adjacent-close to; nearby; next to

Tribute-a gift payment, or other sign of gratitude, respect or admiration

Prestige-high standing of esteem

Retaliated-harmed or did wrong to someone in return for an injury or wrong he or she has done

Abuse-to use wrongly or improperly; misuse They might have done different things, but they both helped African-Americans gain equality to whites. Jackie Robinson was a baseball player who while traveling with his team helped desegregate many places. He also paved the way for other black baseball players. Matthew Henson discovered the North Pole, but did not get any recognition. He wrote books about his travels, but everyone believed that Robert Peary was telling the truth because he was a white. Matthew Henson eventually did receive recognition for his efforts but not until late in his life. Conclusion Sources
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