How Did Jackie Robinson Break The Color Barrier
Mr. Jerry Robinson and Mrs. Mallie Robinson had five children, jack being the youngest. Jack r Robinson, is well known by the name of Jackie Robinson. His middle name is in honor of former president Theodore Roosevelt, who had died 25 days before the birth of Jackie. Jackie was born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia; he was born into a sharecropping family and in 1920 he moved to Pasadena California with his siblings and mother, Jerry Robinson left the family in 1920. Growing up …show more content…
October 4th, 1955 the Brooklyn dodgers claim their first World Championships beating the New York Yankees by four games to three.
Jackie Robinson has broken the color barrier in major league baseball. In Stamford, Connecticut, on October 23rd, 1972 Jackie Robinson died of a heart attack at his home. The funeral was held at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, When Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, there were good and bad thoughts and opinions about him being an African American playing major league baseball. My opinion about Jackie gaining the right and opportunity to play major league baseball as an African American, would be that even though he was African American, he followed his heart and fought for what he really, truly wanted and that was to play major league baseball. I believe that no matter your race, religion, age, decade you live in, you have the right to do and be anything you want. Many that knew Jackie, did not support or believe in him for wanting to play major league