Jackie Robinson Turning Points

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How can turning points help change a person's life and their country? A turning point can lead to racism, or to be hurt in any way which can be a negative or positive turning point. In the autobiography “I never had it made”, by Jackie Robinson, the memoir “Warriors Don't Cry”, by Melba Pattillo Beals, and the article“The Father of Chinese Aviation” by Rebecca Maksel, each of the individuals faced turning points. Jackie Robinson, Melba Pattillo Beals, and Feng Ru all faced life-changing experience that changed both their life-changing experience that changed both their lives and their country.

Jackie Robinson life changed when he became the first black man to play in the Major League during the time of segregation in America. These
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These life-changing events challenged Beals by the racism and making her build strength and confidence. In paragraph fourteen of the text, Beals states “A group of twenty or more were running at breakneck speed up and down the street in front of Central High School, their rifles with bayonets pointed straight ahead, Sarge said they were doing crowd control.” This quote explains that she was watching the army for what they would and why the twenty or more people tried running up and down. These events challenged Beals to develop pride in her country and understand the sacrifice in her country for equal rights. Melba responded to the events by facing racism and persevering through the challenges to get an equal education. In paragraph fifteen, the author implies “we walked in the opened of the square, Erect... rifles at their side, their face stern, the soldier did not make eye contact as they surrounded us in a protective cocoon.” This quote tells of about racism and them being about African Americans which also leads to the hate they will get. Her reactions impact her country by letting African American go to segregated schools. In the end, Melba impacted a lot of people's lives to go to any

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