Jackie Robinson Myth

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Not only Jackie Robinson was rookie of the year in 1947 and 1955 World Series champion. He also was an activist for all civil rights athletes even before his fame for baseball. Jackie Robinson is what makes major league baseball how it is today! That is because his actions and bravery when he stormed the major leagues. Jackie Robinson also was a voice for all black athletes in all sports not just baseball. Jackie Robinson was born on a plantation near Cairo, Georgia, on January 31, 1919. When he was 6 months old, his father left. His mother moved the family to California. With the help of a niece, his mother bought a house in a white neighborhood in Pasadena Jackie was proud of his mother, who would not allow the white neighbors to drive her…show more content…
That was something that was done at least three times before his MLB debut in April 15th 1947.If you follow sports you probably think you know the answer to who the first African American player to play in major league. But you most likely have no idea who was the very first was. Most people believe Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first African American major league baseball player and his brother Weld Walker was the second. But that that is completely wrong. The first African American major league baseball player was William Edward White. He replaced an injured player named Jake Start on the providence greys in the date of June 21st, 1879. Thus starting the evolution of African American baseball players. So why is Jackie Robinson so famous? Why is he the most known African American major league baseball player? Jackie Robinson does deserve to be famous even to date. He is considered to be an important figure in American history, not just in baseball because he rose up to more than what was expected of him. He was able to break free from the chains of racism that was a common occurrence during those…show more content…
This happened in 1947 when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers as one of their players. Before that, a black person was only allowed to play in the Negro Leagues. He was able to break down the barriers that separated the white players from the colored ones. His playing in the Major League has signaled the end of racism and racial segregation on and off the
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