Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia. He became the first African-American to play in baseball's major leagues. Robinson was raised in relative poverty by a single mother. Also, he attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College, where he played four sports: football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was named the region's Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938.From 1942 to 1944, Robinson served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. During boot camp in 1944 in Fort Hood, Texas, Robinson was arrested and court-martialed after refusing to give up his seat and move to the back of a segregated bus when ordered to by the driver.


-Broke the color barrier in major league baseball in 1947 by becoming the first African-American player.-Led the National League in stolen bases in 1947 and 1949.-Selected as the National League MVP in 1949-Had a career batting average of .311 with the Dodgers, .333 in All-Star games Led the Dodgers to six World Series and one World Series Championship in a 10-year span.-Established the Jackie Robinson Construction Company in 1970 to build housing for families with low incomes.

Lasting Impact

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers.


-http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/la/history/jackie_robinson_timeline/timeline_1.jsp- 04/02/2015.-http://www.biography.com/people/jackie-robinson-9460813- 04/02/2015.-http://www.jackierobinson.com/about/-04/02/2015.


Jackie Robinson

Born: January 31, 1919 in Caro, Georgia.Died: October 24. 1972 in North Stamford, Stamford, CT.


Lesson Planshttp://learningtogive.org/lessons/unit37/lesson1.htmlhttp://www.theclaycenter.org/getattachment/education/fieldtrips/perf/Activity-Extensions-for-Everybody-s-Hero.pdf.aspxhttp://www.education.com/activity/article/jackie-robinson-baseball-card/

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): Seqouyah (development of a Cherokee alphabet); Jackie Robinson (sports); Martin Luther King , Jr. (civil rights); Jimmy Carter ( leadership and human rights.

Children's Books

I am Jackie Robinson,Brad Maltzer, 2015.The Value of Courage: The story of Jackie Robinson, Spencer Johnson, 1985.Jackie Robinson and the Big Game, Dan Gutman, 2006.


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