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Jackie robinson civil rights

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Jackie Robinson

Champion of Civil rights

BY: Cian Carroll
fun facts
Robinson had a career 197 stolen bases ( with a 722% of success.)
Robinson had 137 career home runs and 1,518 career hits in 4,877 at bats.
Robinson was selected to the all star team 6 times!
Robinson won National league MVP in 1949 and the rookie of the year award in 1947.
PROFILE: Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Born: January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia.
Start of New Career
Many people know Jackie Robinson as the first African American baseball player to break the color barrier in 1947, but Robinson was known for civil rights movements also. Robinson was a member of the N.A.A.C.P and campaigned with Martin Luther King Jr..
BORN
Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. Where Jackie was born there was much racism.
N.A.A.C.P
N.A.A.C.P stands for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Jackie became a worker for the N.A.A.C.P after his baseball career. Jackie campaigned with Martin Luther King Jr. in the N.A.A.C.P.

Thanks to Jackie 8.2% of MLB players are African-American, although the NBA and NFL have more African-American players[ NFL with 67.3% and NBA with 77%].
Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 which means he was the first black MLB player.
Nickname: Jackie
Died: October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut.
Debut: April 15, 1947 VS Boston Braves.
Racial Problems
Jackie boarded an army bus and took a seat in the front of the bus where the white people ride and was arrested for refusing to move to the back of the bus where the black people ride, this was after he put his life on the line in the war.
Death
Jackie Robinson died on October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut from a heart attack at 7:10 AM at the age of 53.
Aftermath
Rachel Robinson created the Jackie Robinson foundation after his death to help improve the equality of people. This foundation helps with college success, it helps the community, and impacts the effect on society.
Quotes
1. " I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me all I ask is that you respect me as a human being".
2. A life is not important other than the impact it has on other lives.
3. "The right of every American to first class citizenship is the most important issue of our time".
4." I'd get mad, but I'd never let them know it".
5. " I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect".
6. "I won't have it made until the most unprivileged negro in Mississippi is in equal dignity with everyone else in America".
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