Jackie Jackie Research Papers

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Jackie was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo Georgia. Mallie, his mother, raised Jackie and his four other siblings on her own. Their names were Mackie, Willie Mae, Edgar and Frank Robinson. They were the only black family on the block. He went to john Muir High School. Jackie excelled early in all sports & learned to make his way in life.
Jackie attended UCLA. He was the first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports; Baseball, basketball, football, and track. In 1941 Jackie was named all-American football team; because of money problems he could no longer attend college. In 1942 Jackie joined the army. Jackie progressed quickly to second lieutenant. At Fort Hood, Texas, during boot camp Jackie was arrested for not giving up his seat and …show more content…

In 1945 Jackie played one season in the Negro baseball league. He traveled the Midwest with his team, The Kansas city Monarchs. In 1946 Jackie married Rachel Isum. Jackie’s wife and three children; Jackie jr, Sharon, and David. Helped and supported Jackie emotionally through his early years of baseball. Rachel was a nursing student at UCLA in 1946 when they met. No African-American had played in the Major Leagues since 1889, when baseball became segregated.
To help integrate Major league Baseball he joined the all-white Montreal Royals in 1946. To begin spring training with the Royals Jackie had to move to Florida. In 1947 Branch Ricky went to Jackie about joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. Before Jackie got the contract to play professional baseball, Branch Ricky, tested Jackie’s reaction to racial insults and slurs. Jackie bravely challenged racial segregation in both the North and the South. When Jackie first put on a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform, he was the first to deal with integration from professional athletes in …show more content…

In December 1956 Jackie was traded to the New York Giants but never played a game. He retired on January 5, 1957. Before Jackie retired he became one of the highest paid athletes in Dodgers history. After Jackie was done playing baseball, he went into business and worked as an activist for social change. He became a vocal supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. through the years of 1950-1960’s. Jackie was the first African American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1962.
Jackie died on October 24, 1972 at the age of 53. Due to heart problems and diabetes, in Stamford, Connecticut. In 1972 after Jackie died, The Jackie Robinson Foundation was established by his wife Rachel. An honor and dedication to his life and his work. It helped young people with providing mentoring, and scholarships for college. In 1978 In the Harlem neighborhood in New York City, The Jackie Robinson Park was put there to honor the baseball player. In 2013 Brian Helgeland filmed the movie

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