He played four sports; football, track, baseball, and basketball, and excelled at each. Jackie ended up being awarded the region’s most valuable player in 1930. Jackie’s brother, Matthew Robinson, truly motivated Jackie to go after his sport dreams and his love for athletics. Matthew Robinson achieved silver medal status in the 200-meter dash at the 1936 Olympic Games. (Static Character) Jackie furthered his education at UCLA, where he was UCLA’s first student of any color to win varsity letters in four different sports.
1.How did Jackie Robinson change the way Americans viewed African Americans playing baseball? Jackie Robinson ended the 60 years, of not having African Americans in the major league. When he ran out for the first time in 1947, he was made fun of but as the year went on he won the the Rookie of the Year Award. As he started to keep playing and playing good more and more Dodger fans started to like but not many other people liked him. Jackie came from the Negro League and people didn't like that because the Major Leagues were segregated.
Jackie Robinson was actually the first black person to play major league baseball. He went through a lot of things just to make his dream come true. Jackie Robinson would suffer a lot because the other white players did not want him on the Brooklyn Dodgers because of his race. The manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers told jackie Robinson that is he accepted to be on the team he would not respond to the abuse of racism. Jackie Robinson did not respond to all the racism but got really angry sometimes.
Black newspapers and journalists were key figures in why Robinson was chosen to be the first participant in the “Great Experiment”. Without the help of black newspapers, Branch Rickey would not have been aware of Robinson’s existence. He also crushed the color barrier in baseball, which had a direct impact on the Civil Rights Era. Baseball was America’s pastime, so the work of black newspapers extended to American society as well as sports. Black newspapers lobbied white team owners to integrate the league.
Robinson represented a symbolic figure for black America in the matter and his voice and influence helped prosper the sentiment of independent black voters who are beholden only to themselves and other blacks. His action provided an important ideological benchmark that was echoed by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1958, stating that he was not inextricably bound to either party. Robinson acted as a catalyst for the change in political affiliation and proved instrumental in re-establishing black votership through peace. Robinson further quipped about his independence, stating, “It would make everything I worked for meaningless if baseball is integrated but political parties were segregated”, demonstrating a palpable awareness that his role as a baseball player was hollow if he could not
Jackie Robinson was a very successful young man, his fame started when he was in highschool. Robinson got varsity letters in four different sports, basketball, football, track, and baseball. When he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers he was forced to stay in a separate hotel without his teammates because he was a different color. Jackie Robinson was awarded the Rookie of the year award in 1947. He was arrested for not giving up his seat to a white person on the bus and later was released of all charges.
Jackie attended John Muir High School, where he excelled in sports in high school and college. He went to Pasadena College where he played 4 sports, football, baseball, track, and basketball. He was very talented in all of them, but he really saw something in baseball. Coming out out of college, Jackie was rejected by the Boston Red Sox, he then went off to serve in the military, Jackie was soon promoted to 2nd lieutenant, and after got platoon leader. On August 28, 1945 he met with Branch Rickey.
Baseball to Jackie Robinson was gateway to freedom, he was inspired by his older brother to pursue a career for what he had a talent and a love for athletics and Baseball. Jackie was arrested and court-martialed for refusing to give up his seat and move to the back of a segregated bus, but because of his reputation he received an honorable discharge. His courage and moral objection to segregation were precursors to the impact Robinson would have in major league baseball. Jackie Robinson broke the ‘’color barrier’’ by becoming the first African American to play Major League Baseball and inspired young black men to follow in his path and follow their dreams. Not only did he break the color barrier but he changed the society of America itself.
Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and became the first African American to play on a major sports team.Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 and went to college at UCLA after high school. He married Rachel Robinson in 1946 and had three children. Robinson died on October 24, 1972 with great accomplishments.Jackie Robinson may be the most important figure in America's history for being the first African American to join the major leagues in baseball, for breaking the color barrier in the sport, and for changing baseball for everyone. Jackie Robinson shows that everyone can be emotionally and mindly changed of how people react to other races during that time. The people in the society was having a hard time to adapt with Robinson joining the major leagues in baseball.“The integration of major-league baseball proceeded without critical incident.