Jackie Robinson was born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play major league baseball. The youngest of five children, Robinson was raised in relative poverty by a single mother.
Soon to be the first black american baseball jackie Robinson he signed the contract with Branch Rickey to become the first black memeber of the Brooklyn Dodgers
Robinson played baseball professionally. At the time, the sport was segregated and African-Americans and whites played in separate leagues. but this all changed He moved to Florida in 1946 to begin spring training with the Royals, and played his first game on March 17 of that same year.
Robinson had an outstanding start with the Royals, leading the League with a .349 batting average and .985 fielding percentage
Robinson promise to not fight back with racism. From the beginning of his career with the Dodgers, Robinson's was very tested by some players .
jackie then also became a vocal champion for African American athletes, civil rights, and other social and events in the MLB
When my father Jackie Robison sent me to my first day of high school i can remember wondering what wold it be like ?
when i walked up to the school with my fellow my friends we were stopped by a group of whites who were not gonna let us past the screamed and yelled in are face . " stupid nigger anit going to my school " "drag that nigger over here and ill take care of her "
Blacks vs White
I remember running from a crowd of whites at least once a day we ran from mobs for bloocks until i reached a bench with to mid age white people
life was hard being me
life got hard being the daughter of jackie robinson every one new me as his daugther no one new me as me just as jackie daughter i was liveing in his shadow
He died from heart problems and diabetes complications on October 24, 1972,
Hall of fame
he was the first African-American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. In 1972, the Dodgers retired his uniform number of 42.