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Jackie Robison by Nathan Tolliver

  • Birth date/ Birth place

    Birth date/ Birth place
    birth date: January 31,1919
    birth place: Cairo, Ga
  • Early life

    Early life
    Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia, in 1919 to a sharecropping family. He moved to Pasadena, California, with his mother Mallie in 1920, excelled in five sports at Muir High School, and played baseball, basketball, and football at UCLA.
  • Education And Jobs

    Education And Jobs
    University of California,Los Angeles
    Actor,Soldier,Baseball Player,sports commentator
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    He was married to Rachel Robison
  • Children

    Children
    Sharon Robison
    Jackie Robison Jr.
    David Robison
  • Contribution to the black community

    Contribution to the black community
    Jackie Robinson made history in 1947 when he broke baseball’s color barrier to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. A talented and versatile player, Robinson won the National League Rookie of the Year award his first season, and helped the Dodgers to the National League championship – the first of his six trips to the World Series. In 1949 Robinson won the league MVP award, and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Despite his skill, Robinson faced a barrage of insults and threats.
  • Obstacles that he overcame

    Obstacles that he overcame
    When general manager Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers offered Robinson the chance to break organized baseball’s powerful but unwritten color line, the fiery ballplayer not only accepted, he also agreed to Rickey’s condition: that he not respond to the abuse he would face.
  • how he changed society

    how he changed society
    Jackie Robinson. ... Ruth changed the way baseball was played; Jackie Robinson changed the way Americans thought. When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, more than sixty years of racial segregation in major-league baseball came to an end.
  • How did did their contributions influence our life today.

    How did did their contributions influence our life today.
    A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League baseball outside of a segregated black league, in 1947. He became a living milestone for racial equality and changed the sport of baseball forever.
  • Acomplishments

    Acomplishments
    A talented and versatile player, Robinson won the National League Rookie of the Year award his first season, and helped the Dodgers to the National League championship – the first of his six trips to the World Series. In 1949 Robinson won the league MVP award, and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.Oct 29, 2009
  • Fun Facts about Jackie rob

    Fun Facts about Jackie rob
    At 37, Robinson retired from Major League Baseball and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956 due to the visible effects of diabetes. Unbeknownst to the Brooklyn Dodgers, Robinson took a position with the American coffee company Chock Full O’ Nuts and agreed to quit baseball.Robinson played in six World Series, but only won one in 1955 against the New York Yankees in a seven game series. Robinson didn’t play in 49 games that season and missed Game 7;
  • Death date

    Death date
    October 24, 1972