Jackie became known for his baseball, civil rights, and how he helped the youth get out of tough situations. In the interview with Dick Cavett Robinson talks about drug problems with kids and that is his main priority and wants to end the drug problem. This shows that Robinson is not just focused on baseball, but also focused on other problems in the world. Jackie was an all around good human being and he believed he was the best person he could be. Overall, Jackie Robinson was one of the best human beings he could be, and he always thrived to be a better person so that he could help people in need.
After gaining such a huge name thru baseball Jackie used that to influence the presidency, “Robinson took to the political world too, again using his fame as a lightning rod to draw attention to the issues”(Williams,Juan 5). Jackie understood he had a following so he used that to his advantage. Gradually Jackie’s name got so big that he joined John F. Kennedy 's presidential campaign and then Richard Nixon’s campaign, “... so influential that both Kennedy and Nixon campaigns believed he was their key to success”(Williams,Juan 5). People respected Jackie for what he did on the field so he used that to influence them. Throughout the years Jackie received lots of criticism, but he took that criticism and used it to his advantage, “He answered critics by staying involved, by taking action”(Williams Juan 6).
The story of Louis Zamperini is one of my favorites. It is an amazing story about an American hero. The obstacles Louis has faced in his lifetime are unthinkable. He has endured a crazy amount of pain but has never given up. He is a great role model for kids because he can teach people to keep pushing forward.
He showed courage within his daily life constantly. He made it a point and a continuous effort to raise his two kids Jem and Scout to grow up with a sense of pride. When Judge Taylor approached Atticus on the porch late at night in chapter 16, I knew he was only being appointed because Judge Taylor saw something in Atticus that made him fit to defend Tom Robinson. It takes a lot of courage to willingly defend someone who at the time was looking down upon because of the color of their skin. Adding on to the fact that Atticus wanted to teach his children to grow up free of prejudice; Atticus gives Scout an important life lesson.
If it already has not been recognized, Ali had an exceptional career inside the ring and remarkably outside of the ring as well. Ali gave young blacks hope to have a successful life no matter what circumstances they were in. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease and did a lot for charities to help others dealing with the same disease that he was fighting. Ali became one of the greatest individuals in sports of all time while helping young black people believe that they can accomplish whatever they set their mind to. From the words of Evander Holyfield stated in the article “The Greatest,” written by Gordon Morino, “In my neighborhood, when I was just a boy, everyone was always telling me, ‘You ain’t gonna be nothing.’ Then one day I heard Ali on television boasting about how he was the greatest and telling people ‘you can do anything.’ I was amazed.
Ever hear of baseball hall of famer and great Jackie Robinson? Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in baseball history. Robinson was also one of the bravest people to ever play the sport. He was a great role models for African-Americans, and a role model for even whites as the people started to accept him as a great player. Robinson had helped the civil rights movement by: making blacks more acceptable in sports, showing people not to give up on your dreams, and do whatever you can do to make the dreams come true, and he taught the people to never give up on what they believe in.
He then turned that passion in to this world championship, when he created a name for himself he did it with me and my brother in mind. He has put a foot in the door of the auction business and introduced it to us in hopes we could prosper even more so than he has in his field. I’ve never seen my dad do any wrong to anybody he usually tries to stay pretty mellow and keep everyone
Stacey By:Alanah Bible Courage is when you are brave and do what you think is right no matter what others think or say. In the novel, Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor she uses Stacey Logan. He is a very brave boy who has come up with smart plans so he can stand up for what he believes in and his family. Even though Stacey faced many struggles the main ones were when he came up with the idea to break down the bus, he walked T.J home even though T.J. had been a terrible friend to the Logans, and Stacey stayed and watched what happen when the Wallaces went to the Averys to make sure nothing bad happened to him. Stacey 's actions proved that he was a very brave and smart boy, who loved his family and that he was willing to fight for the land and do whatever he could to help save it even willing to take consequences for it.
He doesn 't care if he’s protecting someone of color or anyone else’s opinions because in the story he was protecting Tom Robinson an African American man. “ ‘The main one is, if I didn 't I couldn 't hold up my head in town, I couldn 't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn 't even tell you or Jem not to do something again. […] “ (9.16-21). Mayella Ewell said that Tom had raped her, even though Atticus knew he had little chance of winning the trial he still continued with it. Mayella’s dad was mad at some of the events that happened during the trial because Atticus had chosen to represent Tom and certain questions that he had asked Mayella.