Jackie Robinson Impact

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“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”-Jackie Robinson (Lorber) Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson change the world in many different ways. Jackie wasn’t just any baseball player he was also a civil rights leader. Jackie Robinson showed his perseverance by being the first ever African American baseball player by doing that he showed courage and perseverance.
Jackie Robinson 's childhood just prepared him for the struggles he would have to deal with when he was older. Jerry, Robinson a sharecropper who farmed land for a large plantation owned by a wealthy white family, and Mallie Mcgriff, Robinson the daughter of a free, slaves were Jackie Robinson’s parents (Hillstrom 134). In, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia neither Jerry or Mallie Robinson could have thought that their newborn son would become the first black Major League Baseball player. Just months after Jackie was, born Jackie’s father left his family and ran off with the neighbor’s wife (Frick). Jackie’s mother and five older siblings, then left Georgia to live with their Uncle Burton in California (Frick). In, 1923 Jackie and his family moved to Pasadena into a home of their own. As Jackie , up he was in a neighborhood where the only black family around was his. His neighbors would try to falsely report the kids to the police, and buy the family out of their house (Frick). Jackie Robinson‘s childhood prepared him for what life would be like for him as he was
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