Essay On Jackie Robinson's Life

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Extended Writing Project by: Kalena Veirs Jackie Robinson (I Never Had It Made), Melba beals( Warriors Don’t Cry), and Feng Ru in( “The Father of Chinese Aviation”) all faced life changing experiences that changed themselves and their countries. Jackie Robinson was the first black player on the major league baseball team. While Melba, was one of the first black kids to go to an all white school. Then Feng Ru was the first chinese immigrant to build a plane & change society today. If it wasn’t for them who knows where our society would have changed Melba Beals was one of the Little Rock 9 students who were the first black students to go to an all white school. Melba faced many problems. Racism, and threats of physical and mental villance.…show more content…
Many people didn’t want to except Jackie. So, for that, Jackie went through crazy racism, that no human being would want to face. Jackie said, “ Some of my own teammates didn’t want to except me because I was black.” From this we can see that that Jackie hardships were extremely difficult, because most of his teammates didn’t want to play with him, because he was black. Jackie, over time, learned to ignore all the hate, and focus on positive things such as his fans. Jackie said, “ The black and the young were my cheering squad.” We could see that with the little fans he had he cherished them, because they make Jackie feel happy. Jackie, worked so that he could be the best ball player he could be. So, that people would look past his race and just see him as Jackie, an amazing ball player. Jackie Robinson sorta made like a path for other African American Athletes to follow. He did this so that our country, The United States of America, could understand that it doesn’t matter if you are white or black, etc. Robinson 's act of becoming the first black person to be on the Major Leagues, encouraged other African American Athletes to follow there…show more content…
For Feng Ru it was always a life or death situation. Not only that Feng had to fly in secret. Maksel said,” At twilight on tuesday evening Feng Ru prepared to test fly his own invention of an airplane.” Feng Ru on one of his practices the plane actually flew, but later crashed. So feng Ru learned by reading about the Wright Brothers on how he can improve his plane. “Upon hearing of the Wright Brothers success, Fang Ru turned his attention to aviation.” (Maksel) Feng Ru tried to make his plane safe when they flew. Every day Feng Ru was working and working always every day to make his plane better. Even when he went back to China he still kept on working to make his air plane better. The airplane for China would not be the same without Feng Ru. As you can see Melba, Jackie and Feng Ru all faced challenges that they could’ve died from. Jackie had to go through threats of harm. Melba was one of the first black kids to be able to go to an all white school legally and from doing this she had to go threw a big angry mob. Feng Ru had to look death itself strait in the eye and overcome it. From doing this they all changed their countries for the good. From reading this how can you change maybe your school, or maybe even your country like Jackie, Feng Ru, & beals
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