Jackie Robinson's Non-Segregation Movement

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Created in 1839, baseball has become a very popular sport. Over its 178 years of cheering and enjoyment, there has been man trials and errors. One problem in this game was segregation. Segregation originates all the way back to 1619 when slavery started. At this time, many whites showed much hatred against blacks and they were separated. Born into segregation, Jackie Robinson grew up in a town called Pasadena, California but he was not just the average African American boy. Jackie was a great baseball player and showed most of his braveness on the field. Despite the challenges, Jackie Robinson inspired the non segregation movement by being the first colored man to play in the MLB. Segregation began when slavery was brought to America. Slavery …show more content…

Segregation was another harsh time for blacks and made it very unequal to people not of the same race. Segregation made education harder for blacks. They were separated from whites and most of the new blacks’ schools didn’t have the teachers or the money to have nice learnable schools.(McGill) The blacks didn’t like this new education system so they went to appeal it. When questioned, “they said that as long as train cars for blacks and whites Americans were equal, separating the race didn’t contradict to the constitution.”(McGill) Since the blacks had little education, they couldn’t go against the constitution. So this made segregation permanent for now but not forever. Segregation even spread into sports. In 1920, Rube Foster organized the first successful professional league for African American ballplayers called the Negro League.(Britannica) With baseball being a very popular sport, many blacks started joining in to play. Many blacks loved the sport of baseball and wanted to make it into the big leagues. Many great players never got to chance to make into the major leagues but some were asked how they would feel about joining and never joined.(Britannica) Although there was never a black to enter the big leagues, it never stopped them from …show more content…

Jackie had the batting average of 342, 16 home runs, 124 RBIs.(runs batted in), 37 stolen bases, and the OBP.(on base percentage) of 432. This lead him to win MVP. over the league and win the National League Batting title.(Singer) Jackie’s accomplishments in the farm league was only the start to his major career and he still wasn’t going to stop. The Major League was Jackie’s goal and he wasn’t going to stop until he reached his goal. In 1947, Jackie Robinson changed the world at the age of 28. He became the first African American player to ever join the Major Leagues.(History.com) This changed the world for blacks and whites and gave hope for every boy in girl in segregation. Some even say “Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years.”(History.com) His action encouraged others to change the world just like Jackie and make the world a better place. Not only did Jackie’s actions encourage for the world to be a better place, he also helped light the way for others to join the Major Leagues. His accomplishments have encouraged over hundreds of black players to join this league,(Wright) and his actions affected players in his day also. Some of his teammates said that he was too impatient but others said he was brave man and a great ball player.(Wright) Jackie’s braveness will affect and has affected many people in his

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