History's HEROES? Dated 1919 - 1972

Jackie Robinson

Created by

Christian Burke

Location

Brooklyn
Played baseball in Brooklyn

Achievements

  • Established junior college records in the 100 and 200 meter dash and the long jump at Pasadena City College
  • Letterd in four sports at Muir Tech, a local high school, baseball, basketball, football and track and field
  • Named to the 1936 Pomona baseball tournament all-star team, with Ted Williams and Bob Lemon
  • He won a silver medal in the 200 meter race in 1936 Olympics
  • He played football for the Hawaii Bears semi-pro team in Hawaii and then played for the the L.A. Bulldogs of the Pacific Coast Football league in L.A.

Characteristics

  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
  • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Ambitious
  • Honest

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Great Black Heroes

Quotations

" Are you looking for a Negro who is afraid to fight back?" - Jackie Robinson

"Had guts enough not to fight back." - Rickey (the guy giving him a contract)

The first Black man to play in the MLB

He was a humble athlete who was ready to make a difference in the sports world by becoming the first black MLB (major league baseball) player.

He was always good at sports. He made it to the olympics and got a silver medal, and was a football player but the attack on Pearl Harbor ended that career (because he was enrolled in the army).

Life in Jackie Robinson's world

He was very disrespected in the MLB because the white people said that he didn't belong with them. That is why he is encouraging to me, because he didn't get discouraged and kept playing even though no one liked him at first.

Was Jackie Robinson a Hero?

  • Went through the hate off millions and persued his dreams
  • Gave up his academic career to help his family
  • Tried his best and achieved his dreams

Things you might not know about Jackie Robinson

He didn't finish school so that he can help his family financially even though his girlfriend and mom didn't want him to.
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