How Did Jackie Robinson Impact On Society

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The Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie’s life was dedicated to helping change other people’s lives. People now can learn something from the everyday sacrifice that Jackie made for others. Today we can see his impact in the way that different races are treated and in the diversity of the sports world. Through all of his work, Jackie benefitted society by helping break the color barrier, improving the game of baseball, and being the inspiration behind the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Jackie Robinson was an incredible athlete who helped break the color barrier. The author reveals that, “Robinson also became a vocal champion for African-American athletes, civil rights, and other social and political causes.” Jackie showed his athleticism by…show more content…
Jackie was arrested and court-martialed in 1944 for not giving up his seat and not moving to the back of a segregated bus when he was ordered by the driver. Jackie did was not following the rules that the army had and disobeyed the drivers orders by not moving for a white man who deserved the seat more. Because of Jackie’s excellent reputation, plus effort from friends, the NAACP and other black newspapers shed public light on the injustice. The charges were ultimately dropped. Since Jackie had such a good reputation for being a good guy, his injustice was seen and he was not charged for standing up for his beliefs. Robinson’s determination on and off the field also sparked the creation of his foundation which impacts thousands of young lives every year. Jackie did not waste his opportunity in the major leagues and that example has been passed onto the kids in his foundation who have a 98% graduation rate. By not fighting back with anyone that heckled him, including the man he was supposed to give his bus seat up for, Jackie showed his truly great determination to be

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