The Importance Of Contribution To Jackie Robinson's Life

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There are many factors, decisions and aspects of American History that contributed to Jackie Robinson breaking barriers in his life, but the most significant to impact it were his values of courage, persistence, and justice.
Courage was one of values that contributed to Jackie Robinson’s life. Jackie Robinson showed great, honorable courage when he enlisted into the U.S. Army. In 1942 Robinson was inducted into the Army during World War II. In 1943, he was accepted into officer candidate school where he graduated and served as the second lieutenant; however, Jackie Robinson never seen combat. In 1944, he was ordered to sit in the back of the bus because he was black, but Jackie Robinson refused. He was so tired of all the severe racial discrimination that he knew something had to be done. He wanted to fight back, so he had the courage to refuse the bus driver’s instructions and stand up to racial discrimination. Therefore, he was arrested
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I could focus more; I wasn't always talking or forgetting something. I was always about my work and that was it. I was on AB Honor Roll the entire year. Each year got better for me. I never knew my life would change drastically at the age of six. Now I'm a happy seventeen year old, a high school senior, AB Honor Roll, ranked 121 out of 350, but aiming for the top 50, and I have more than enough credits to graduate. I don’t believe I’ve completely overcame this obstacle because my life is really just beginning, but I do believe that I will overcome this obstacle, no matter what, as I get older. Children these days can really learn from the values of Jackie Robinson. Even though segregation is over, now and then, children will run across a few racial things. The key is to never retaliate and to stay as strong as possible. If they want to make a change, they’re going to have to work extremely hard and just believe in themselves that anything is
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