Jackie Robinson: The Story Of Jackie Robinson

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The Story of Jackie Robinson Through racial discrimination Jackie Robinson stayed persistent and followed his dream, becoming the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues. Jackie went through several hardships to reach his goal of becoming a Major League baseball player. There were many times in his life growing up as young African American that made him want to give up or fight back, but he kept his head up and kept going every in of the way and never looking back. Jackie Robinson was born on January 31st near Cairo, Georgia (Roop 75). Jackie had a rough childhood since he did not have his father present in his life, he was at a standstill in life and only had guidance from his mother. “When Jackie was only sixteen months …show more content…
Although Jackie was shockingly an amazing athlete, his brother Matthew help advise him into pursuing an athletic career in college. “Jackie’s first college he attended was Pasadena Junior College where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports: football, basketball, track, and baseball.” For someone to play four sports in college is really overachieving factoring that he was not only juggling school and sports, but he was also having to deal with racist fans yelling the infamous racial slur at him. He was faced with constant booing and that was a huge challenge. Another challenge Jackie faced was to not react on impulse when someone yelled at him with derogatory terms. Choosing to not react to the fans it not only made him a very smart man, but it made him a man of respect. If Jackie would have reacted to the fans he not only would have been ejected from the event, but because he was African-American he was most likely to be thrown out of sports or expelled from …show more content…
“Robinson began to play baseball professionally. At the time, the sport was segregated, and African-Americans and whites played in separate leagues.” (Jackie Robinson biography, October 2016) Later during this time Robinson was asked to play for the Montreal Royals who happened to be a predominant white baseball league. This was when Robinson decided he should pack his bags and go play in Florida with the Royals. “Rickey knew there would be difficult times ahead for the young athlete, and so made robinson not to fight back when confronted with racism.” (Jackie Robinson biography, October 2016.) The racism went far to the point where his family was threatened because he was a person of color. Robinson even faced racial abuse especially at his away games (Jackie Robinson Biography, October

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