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Jakie Robinson

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Dave McPherson

on 13 May 2014

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Transcript of Jakie Robinson

Fun Fact
Before becoming a professional baseball player, Jackie Robinson played football for the Honolulu Bears.
Contribution
Jackie Robinson did many great things during his life. One of the most important things that he did was becoming the first African American to play in major league baseball. Jackie Robinson struggled through many hard times throughout his life including when he played baseball. But Jackie had guts and never gave up. First black person ever to play major league baseball.
First Black for MLB
Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Date and Place of Birth
Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cario Georgia
This is a picture of Jackie
Before baseball
Before offering Jackie Robinson the contract that integrated professional baseball, Branch Rickey personally tested Robinson's reactions to racial slurs and insults that he anticipated.
Older Brother
Jackie Robinson had an older brother, Matthew,who won a silver medal in the 200-meter
dash at the 196 Olympics. He came in second to Jesse Owens.
In The Army
While serving as a lieutenant for the U.S. army in 1944, Jackie Robinson was court-martialed after refusing to move to the back of a segregated bus. He was ultimately acquitted.
Freedom
After returning from baseball, Robinson helped establish the African American-owned
and -controlled Freedom Bank.
Jackie Robinson
impotant events in Jackie Robinson's life
I am 11 years old
I am in grade 5 at St. Jude
My favorite food is mac-n-cheeese
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