Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond. From this humble beginning would grow the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball's color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years.

Success

Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major League BaseballHe was a four sport athlete playing football, baseball, track, and basketball. He was named most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938.He continued his education at University California.

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Source's- http://www.jackierobinson.com/about/bio.html- http://www.biography.com/people/jackie-robinson-9460813#awesm=~oELP4AQz3NpdkX- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Biography

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Lasting Impact

http://www.jackierobinson.com/about/bio.html

Jackie sliding into home plate.

Jackie during an interview.


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