How Did Jackie Robinson Influence Today

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Jackie Robinson has had many influences throughout his time. Jackie
Robinson has been one of the most influential people throughout history, Jackie has had a huge impact on today's world because of the numerous ideas and actions he has done.
Jackie was the first African American MLB baseball player that inspired many people to join the MLB as well. Jack Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. Ever since he was little he was involved in many sports but his favorite one was baseball. “I have memories. I remember standing alone at first base-the only black man on the field. I had to fight hard against my loneliness, abuse, and the knowledge that any mistake I made would be magnified because I was the only black man out there.” (Robison 287). This quote tells the readers that Robinson knows that everything he does matters because he’s the only black man on the fields, and how important it is for him to succeed. Jackie was not just known for baseball but also supporting civil rights duties.
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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. Jackie has impacted the baseball world, civil rights, and even the youth of today's world. Jackie is the guy that you would want your family to look up to and to take notes off of, just because he was one of the best and most influential people on
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