The Life And Accomplishments Of Jackie Robinson

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When hearing the name “Jackie Robinson'' most immediately think of his groundbreaking achievements in major league baseball. While those achievements are admirable and should be widely commended, Jackie Robinson also made a large impact in the civil rights movement. As an African American in the 20th century, Robinson experienced extreme racism leading up to his infamous career. Although he succeeded in breaking the racial barrier of MLB, he went beyond that fighting against segregation and racial injustice in everyday life. His biggest accomplishment is his execution of “jazz picnics” and subsequently his awarding of the Spingarn Medal. One of many of Robinson’s approaches to garnering equal rights was his hosting of notorious jazz performers,

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