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Can One Person Make a Difference?. By: Tracy Weinkauf February 1, 2005. Jackie Robinson. “A life is not important except in the impact it has on others.” Robinson. http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/jackie/photo15.html. Early Life of Jackie. Was Born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919

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Can one person make a difference

Can One Person Make a Difference?

By: Tracy Weinkauf

February 1, 2005


Jackie robinson
Jackie Robinson

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on others.”

  • Robinson

http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/jackie/photo15.html


Early life of jackie
Early Life of Jackie

  • Was Born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919

  • Later moved to Pasadena, California with his mother and siblings


Robinson family
Robinson Family

  • Jackie was the youngest of 5 children

  • Parents were Jerry (a sharecropper) and Mallie Robinson

  • Met wife Rachel Isum in 1940 and married her after joining the Dodgers

  • Had three children of his own


Education
Education

  • John Muir Technical High school

    • Won honors and lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field

  • Pasadena Junior College from September 1937 to August 1939

  • UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles)

    • On an athletic scholarship


Early accomplishments
Early Accomplishments

  • UCLA’s first four letter athlete

  • Team's highest scorer for two years in basketball

  • Won national championship in long jump


More accomplishments
More Accomplishments

  • All-American halfback on the university's football team

  • Was awarded his commission of second lieutenant in January of 1943 for the United Stated Army


Obstacles and difficulties
Obstacles and Difficulties

  • Denied acceptance to U.S. Officer's Candidate School due to race the first time he applied

  • Could not travel with the military teams

  • Segregation within the military

    • “For coloreds only” signs everywhere

    • Refused driver’s orders to sit in the back of the bus

  • Upset baseball fans and booing

  • http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/jackie/photo15.html


Baseball s great experiment
“Baseball’s Great Experiment”

  • Began a professional baseball career with the Negro League

  • Persuaded to join the Dodger organization by Branch Rickey

  • True test of his playing skills, psychological make-up, and social adjustments

    • Break the segregation of races in baseball


  • *http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/robinson01.html


More accomplishments1
More Accomplishments International league

  • National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949

  • Baseball Hall Of Fame on January 23, 1962

http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/jackie/photo15.html


How has he made a difference
How Has He Made a Difference? International league

  • Was chosen to cross the line from the Negro league into the all White baseball league

  • Speaker for the House Un-American Activities Committee

    • Spoke against racism and being American

  • A legacy for the sports arena during this time period

  • http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/robinson01.html


Did you know
Did You Know? International league

  • Jackie Robinson…

    • His entire name is Jack Roosevelt Robinson

    • He joined a gang as a teenager…but thanks to many people, he changed his life

    • His brother Mack was a world-class sprinter

    • Taught Sunday school lessons

  • http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/robinson01.html


Comprehension questions
Comprehension Questions International league

  • 1) Jackie was the first ____ letter athlete at UCLA.

  • 2) What branch of the military was Jackie in?

  • 3) What National League team did Robinson play on?


International leagueThe right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.”-Robinson


References
References International league

  • http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/aaitsa.htm#robinson

  • http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/robinson01.html

  • http://myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=j_robinson

  • http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/jackie/photo15.html


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