Jackie Robinson Biography Essay

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Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919. He was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was a one of the five children in his family of sharecroppers. At the time Jackie and his family probably wouldn’t have thought that one day Jackie would become an American hero, but they would soon start to believe that he would. Growing up, African American kids like Jackie didn’t want to play for the Yankees or the Red Sox, they wanted to play in the Negro League for the Monarchs or the Black Barons. Jackie attended John Muir High School and then on to Pasadena College. Then, he went on to attend UCLA. At UCLA he was the first athlete to win 4 varsity letters in baseball, basketball, football, and track. However due to financial issues he was forced to leave and he enlisted into the army. During his service time he would eventually be promoted to second lieutenant. After his two years in the army he played one season with the Kansas City Monarchs. This was the first step to breaking the color barrier that segregated…show more content…
They said that they were going to kill their son, kill him, and kill his wife. Jackie had to live everyday not knowing what was going to happen to him, his son, and his wife. He could come home one day and find that something horrible has happened, but Jackie maintained his composure and he let his play do the talking. He gave 100% every single game. He stole any chance he had. He was almost perfect on the field, but yet there was still racism towards him. Jackie had to maintain his cool because he knew it was going to be 100 times harder for him if he retaliated. Jackie and his family face hard times because people would pass by their home and throw things, verbally abuse them, and telling them they didn't belong. Despite being racially abused, Jackie lead the International League with a .349 batting average and a 985% fielding at away

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