[2015] Pear Kaewjangwad: Jackie Robinson

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[2015] Pear Kaewjangwad: Jackie Robinson

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. - Jackie Robinson



In 1937, He enrolled in Pasadena Junior College. Robinson entered the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), lettering in four sports in 1939.In 1940, Jackie Robinson won the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, broad jump title

He became professional football player for the Honolulu Bears, a semi-professional football team in 1941. In 1942 Jackie Robinson was drafted into the Army. Private Robinson was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1943. In 1944 He was honourably discharged in November 1944 following an ankle injury.

In 1950s'-1960s' , he became a vocal supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. 2 years later Robinson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame.October 24, 1972: Jackie Robinson died of a heart attack (aged 53) in Stamford, Connecticut.

1945Robinson begins baseball career with Kansas City Monarchs, a negro team and was then recruited by Branch Rickey to play for minor league Montreal Royals. February 10 Jackie and Rachel Isum are married at the Independent Church in Los Angeles.Jackie Robinson became the first black on major league team in 1947. 2 years after, Jackie Robinson he was traded to the New York Giants, but decides to retire from major league baseball

was born in Cairo, Georgia in1919 to a family ofsharecroppers. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond.In 1920 His mother decide to leave Georgie and moved to Pasadena, California







11 things You May Not Know About Jackie

1. Robinson’s older brother was a silver medalist at the Olympics.2. He was an accomplished athlete in several other sports.3. He was a good friend of boxer Joe Louis during his time in the Army. 4. Robinson didn’t play baseball between age 21 and 26.5. Some Brooklyn Dodgers players signed a petition against Robinson joining the team. 6. Robinson was known for his skill at bunting.7. He testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee.8. The FBI investigated after Robinson received death threats.9. He starred in a Hollywood movie based on his life story. 10. He campaigned for Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential election.11. He continued to break down racial barriers after leaving baseball.


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