The Life of Jackie Robinson

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The Life of Jackie Robinson

The Life of Jackie Robinson

EQ1) Who was Jackie Robinson?EQ2) How did Jackie Robinson make a change in the world?EQ3) How were Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. alike and different?

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Jackie Robinson born in Cairo, Georgia

-Lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and track.

Describe what you think it would feel like to have been Jackie Robinson on April 15, 1947, when he walked out onto the field for the first time.

- Born January 31, 1919- Full Name: Jack Roosevelt Robinson- Youngest of 5 children


Robinson lettered in 4 sports at UCLA before serving in the Army during WWII.


Jackie Robinson made his first Major League Start with the Dodgers.



Robinson helped the Dodgers win a World Series and moves from baseball to business.

Jackie Robinson died of heart complications in Stanford, Connecticut

Jackie Robinson's "Last Words"

“Life is not a spectatorsport… if you’re goingto spend your whole lifein the grandstand justwatching what goes on,in my opinion you’rewasting your life.”Jackie Robinson

1945) Began in the Negro Leagues with the Kansas City Monarchs.1946) Signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and played on their farm team for one year1947) Became the first black player in the Major League Baseball on the Brooklyn Dodgers

*After being honorably discharged from the Army for refusing to move to the back of a segregated bus, Jackie Robinson caught the eye of Dodger's manager, Branch Rickey, while playing in the Negro League.

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