Jackie Robinson grew up here.
- Brave / Courageous
- Inspiring / Charismatic
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Quotations""I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me, all I ask is that you respect me as a human being."" -
The man you changed the face of sports
Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play for an all white baseball team. He changed the sports world that we live in now.
Jackie Robinson was an athlete who grew up playing a lot of sports. He broke records in track and excelled in all basketball, track, football, and baseball. He was a soldier in the war, but was discharged after an incident. After the war he was later asked to join the Brooklyn Dodgers, an all white baseball team. He accepted the offer, and became the first African-American to play professional baseball. This event, helped other African-Americans play for professional sports, like football.
Life in Jackie Robinson's world
Was Jackie Robinson a Hero?
- Fought for blacks rights
Things you might not know about Jackie RobinsonHe was considered to participate in 1940 Olympic Team for track.
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