Robinson was not allowed to stay in the same hotels as his teammates when they traveled on the road (42). He separate but equal law given by Jim Crow Laws played a huge role in Jackie’s life as he wasn’t allowed to have the same rights as the rest of his team. Robinson proved that black men can do anything and everything that a white man could do, and by being able to put up with all the tormenting and criticism he received in his life proved what a strong man he was. Throughout Robinson’s life, he had a major effect on society through becoming the first African-American to play professional baseball, playing a monumental role in the rights of blacks, and touching the lives of many others through his self-less volunteer work. Jackie lived an amazing life where he was both a star athlete and a leader of society.
Every day Jackie Robinson showed his face he was threatened and messed with. In conclusion, Jackie Robinson was the first man to break the color barrier, and because of this, he became the legend we know today. Robinson united our nation when we really needed it. He also inspired many African Americans and became a hero and a role model. Not only will Jackie be remembered as a baseball legend, he will be remembered as a hero for many African American
Influential people are people who inspire and aid many people. Rick Riordan is an person that influences via his books. Obviously, he wants to inspire because of the statement, “Writing is like a sport, it's like athletics. If you don't practice, you don't get better,” This is evidence because he wants everybody to try and practice everything, even if you're good at it. Rick Riordan also has proved that he is good because of his quote ,”A kind act is almost as powerful as a sword.” This is great because he is showing that kindness is important.
With this in mind, a great example is Jackie Robinson for his struggle to integrate. To start off Jackie Robinson came from a poor family and raised by his single mother He was the youngest out of five. In school he played several sports: track, baseball, basketball, and football. He went to the University of California where, “ ...he became the university's student to win varsity letters in four sports.” (Biography 1). However because of financial hardship he had to move .
Jackie Robinson In my opinion I think a hero is a person that changes lives forever. My hero is Jackie Robinson because he is the first African American baseball player, first African American to win NL MVP, and the first African American to have his number retired. The first reason I think Jackie Robinson is a hero because he was the first African American to play baseball. For example, if he would have not played there's kids out there that wouldn’t be able to play baseball that are great at it. Also he was great a person to so white people are gonna look at African Americans different because he was nice gentlemen.
He fought through adversity and became one of the greatest baseball players of all time. I want to do Jackie Robinson for my project because I think it might teach me a few things about being grateful and not complaining when I go through hardships.
The people who were against segregation and promoted civil rights helped to accomplish what we call today, an integrated society. During the Civil Rights Revolution, there were many prominent figures such as Jackie Robinson, the first major league baseball player who influenced the court’s decision to integrate society. Not only did Jackie Robinson play major league baseball, but he also ran track, played basketball and football. He played these college sports at UCLA, USC and Pasadena Junior College, which are predominately white colleges. Even though Robinson was black he was still desired on college teams because he possessed amazing talent.
I was able to make questioning while reading this book. First, how did Jackie Robinson change the sport of baseball? And how did everyone who hated him before like him? I kept on reading then and then I found the answer to the question, Robinson was the first black to play any league game and he was a better pitcher and batter and they always win, that made everyone to like Robinson except the opposition team. I was able to visualize while reading this book.
Jackie Robinson was determined to play baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He faced many forms of racism. He was yelled at by other teams, threatened by people, and yelled at by crowds. He was determined to play, so he continued to play, even though he faced this. I was determined to get all A’s, and even though I struggled sometimes, I was determined, just like Jackie Robinson was.