Impact Of Jackie Robinson: Breaking The Color Barrier

Jackie Robinson: Barrier Breaker and World Changer Few People, both living and nonliving could say that their life was more than just a life. That there was actually a drastic positive effect on the world that they are occupying or had the pleasure of occupying. These few were either the catalyst of an effect on the world or an essential asset of an effect on the world. Among this small group of significant beings is the breaker of the color barrier in Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson. In addition to breaking the color barrier, Robinson was also the reason behind many different helpful and significant impacts on society. Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier in 1947 when he became the first African-American …show more content…
But he also had an impact on the world outside of his sports life, After he retired from baseball, Jackie Robinson worked even harder to help with the Civil Rights Movement. He was already an icon and well known all across America. Therefore, it was easy for people to conform to his beliefs and go along with what he said and did. He was also a good and well mannered person so this helped him tremendously when it came to making an impact on people. Richard Goldstein called Robinson an “inspiring figure in the Civil Rights Movement.” There were many different ways that Jackie Robinson was complimented and recognized for what he did for civil rights. For example, an article on the History.com website called “Jackie Robinson,” says, “The courage and grace with which Robinson handled the abuses inspired a generation of African Americans to question the doctrine of ‘seperate but equal’ and helped pave the way for the Civil Rights Movement.” Jackie Robinson was obviously a big part of the Civil Rights Movement but this is known by few because he was always in the shadows of civil rights icons, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. He risked his life when he fought for rights, but just like the situation of Martin Luther King, it was definitely worth …show more content…
He was a huge influence to many men women and children throughout the world both in and out of sports. He is remembered as one of those best and most important baseball players ever. This is not just because he was good at baseball, but because of his character and the impact he had on baseball the was never thought of as being possible. Jackie Robinson has numerous things that have been made and created to honor him. Examples of these would be like statue or a school or a park. Others would be movies, books, paintings, songs, and clothing. These are just a small amount of the giant list of things that are used to honor Jackie Robinson 's talent, character, heart, and impact on baseball and the World. Also, there is perhaps the biggest way of honoring Jackie Robinson possible, Jackie Robinson Day. Jackie Robinson Day is a holiday that takes place on April 15th. According to the article “Jackie Robinson Timeline” on the page “Dodgers.com” on the website MLB.com, April 15th was the day that Jackie Robinson “makes his first big-league debut.” Of course, this April 15th was in 1947, but now this is celebrated every year. On Jackie Robinson Day, all of the baseball players and coaches in the major leagues wear the number 42 as a tribute to Jackie Robinson. This a truly a

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