A lesson before dying

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A lesson before dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Jackie Robinson

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Joe Louis

Sources:http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackie-robinson-breaks-color-barrier, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackie-robinson-breaks-major-league-color-barrier, http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/robinja02.shtml, http://www.biography.com/people/jackie-robinson-9460813

Sources: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/joe-louis

*low life *not human*worth nothing*sloppy*not worthy of life

1948Film, Music and literature of the Era

Film: -The Red Shoes -The Road to Rio -Easter Parade -Oliver Twist -Hamlet -Red RiverMusic:-Musical South Pacific -Buttons and Bows Dinah Shore-Nature Boy Nat King Cole -I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover Art Mooney- Love Somebody Doris Day -So Tired Russ Morgan - I'll Dance at Your Wedding Ray NobleLiterature of the Era:T.S. Eliot "pioneer contribution to present-day poetry".

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Alina Loboda 'Yulia Khandryka

Joe LouisJoe Louis(1914-1981) was raised by sharecropper, a farmer who raises crops. He was a world heavyweight champion and held a title from 1937 to 1949. Joe is best known for his legendary matchup with a German boxer Max Schmeling. When Joe knocked Schmeling out he became an American hero. " Joe Louis, during his reign as heavyweight champion of the world from 1937 to 1949, stood as a shining symbol of mythical and real American traits like racial unity, national strength, and unlimited opportunity." When he became the first black heavyweight champion he gained acceptance from whites because of his willingness to avoid the behavior of a previous black champion, Jack Johnson when he was antagonizing a white American by not knowing his place. Joe kept winning whites when he joined the army even though he saw no combat. " There is little evidence that Louis’s success or that of other black athletes translated into a general acceptance of blacks or recommended them for roles outside sport." After he finished his boxing career, "Two words best describe his personal life, excessive and irresponsible." He gambled and played golf in Las Vegas. Louis had neither money nor family and faced an insurmountable federal tax debt, which the irs forgave after considerable legal and political pressure." He struggled with a drug problem and failed health incapacitated him. Then died of a heart attack.

Jackie RobinsonOn April 15, 1947(28 years old), Jack Roosevelt Robinson becomes the first African-American in the major leagues when he plays his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He attended UCLA for his schooling; He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1944. After leaving the military, Robinson played shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro League. In 1945, he was recruited by Dodgers president and general manager Branch Rickey, who was determined to end the unwritten segregation rule in the majors. During his first season in the majors, Robinson encountered racism from opposing teams and fans, as well as some of his own teammates. Robinson played in 151 games, hit .297, stole more bases than anyone else in the National League and was awarded the first-ever Rookie of the Year title. In 1949, Robinson, who had switched to playing second base. The next year he became the Dodgers’ highest paid player, earning a salary of $35,000. He died at age 53 from heart problems and complications related to diabetes. Jim Crow laws prevented Robinson from using the same hotels and restaurants as his teammates while playing in the South. He broke the color barrier making it that colored can also play. Robinson soon became a hero of the sport, even among former critics, and was the subject for the popular song, "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?" Robinson also became a vocal champion for African-American athletes, civil rights, and other social and political causes.

Point of View: GrantSetting: Louisiana, Bayonne(Jail)Characters: Gant Wiggins, Jefferson, Tante Lou, Miss Emma, Vivian, Paul, Revrand Ambrose, Henri Pichot , Sheriff Guidry, Dr. Joseph, Mathew AntoineTheme: alcoholism, love, education, racism, religion


  • SamAndJoie 5 years ago

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    We love the way you two formatted this glog, especially with the baseball and boxing gloves animation to add that cool touch! It was cool to read about Jackie Robinson when he broke the color barrier that he cannot play baseball and Joe Louis' wins against whites. Sadly, we can't watch that video on there. :(

  • juliaandmichelle 5 years ago

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    We really like how it is so organized! Also the music really creates the atmospheric tone to this poster.

  • RidikiLinettu 5 years ago

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    We enjoyed looking through this glogster because there were biographies on the athletes that was very informative.The music is cool.We totally like how it makes the glogster feel alive.

  • LeoandJustin 5 years ago

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    Joe Louis was fun to learn about and I'm sad to hear he died of a heart attack instead of something cooler. I really liked the music you used and the gif. files you used were cool(the boxing glove and the baseball).

  • justinandbrenden 5 years ago

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    justinandbrenden: We really like the info your glog presented and the format and colors are really cool. The music is also intriguing. Good job!!