Jackie Robinson Study

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Jackie Robinson Study

Jackie Robinson is known for being the first person to break the color barrier in major league baseball. Jackie was born in Georgia in 1919. He was the youngest of 5 children. He loved sports growing up. At the start of the 1947 baseball season, Robinson was called up to join the Brooklyn Dodgers. On April 15, 1947 he became the first African-American to play baseball in the major leagues. Jackie faced all sorts of racial abuse from the fans and from other baseball players, but showed a lot of courage. Over the next ten years, Jackie Robinson was one of the best baseball players in the major leagues.

Interesting Facts

He was named to the All-Star team six times and was the National League MVP in 1949. In 1962 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier in baseball paved the way for other African-American players to join the major leagues. He also led the way for racial integration into other areas of American life.



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STANDARDS:SS2H1 The student will read about and describe the lives of historical figures in Georgia history.a. Identify the contributions made by these historic figures: James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove (founding of Georgia); Sequoyah (development of a Cherokee alphabet); Jackie Robinson (sports); Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights); Jimmy Carter (leadership and human rights).b. Describe how everyday life of these historical figures is similar to and different from everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes, transportation, communication, recreation, rights, and freedoms).


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