Jackie Robinson And The Civil Rights Movement

826 Words4 Pages
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. Jackie Robinson showed people that African-Americans could be good at sports too, and encouraged blacks to play any sport they want too. He was booed over and over, and just ignored what was going on just to play his favorite sport. This encouraged people by showing them that they can do whatever they put their mind too; “Within the first 5 years of his career another 150 black baseball players were signed to the major and minor leagues” (Biography.com 2:29-2:37). Jackie Robinson was so inspiring to the African-American people that; “African-Americans flooded to Dodgers games, and even the general public and press had a mostly positive view of the team’s newest addition.” The people from Brooklyn started to overcome his race, and accept him as a great player. He even became a household name for many people in Brooklyn. This started to make people accept African-Americans more
Open Document