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Jackie Robinson. Dylan Katekaru. The first black player in mlb. In 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first black major league baseball player in the history of the game. He suffered terrible racial prejudice and abuse but endured to create a new legacy. Rookie of the year.

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jackie robinson

Jackie Robinson

Dylan Katekaru

the first black player in mlb
The first black player in mlb
  • In 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first black major league baseball player in the history of the game. He suffered terrible racial prejudice and abuse but endured to create a new legacy
rookie of the year
Rookie of the year
  • After his first year in the major leagues he won the prestigious rookie of the year award in the year 1947.. He posted magnificent numbers that towered over his competition in order to win his award and would be later featured on the cover of time magazine.
most valuable player
Most valuable player
  • In 1949 he earned the most valuable player award for posting the best numbers and contributing the most to his teams success. He overcame huge adversity from just two years prior to come out on top of the competition. Robinson showed that African Americans could compete to the level of white play.
throughout robinson s career
Throughout robinson’scareer
  • Through out his decade in the major leagues Robinson posted considerable numbers as he endured racial prejudice and harassment from those who feared change his impacted the game. However Robinson left a lasting legacy that has now changed baseball and other sports today.
retirement
retirement
  • He played a decade in major league baseball. He went from being hated and stereotyped to becoming a beloved player that the fans couldn’t get enough of. In 1956 he was traded to the new york giants however he felt that it was time to retire. Robinson felt it was time to pursue more political goals and help the civil rights movement.
civil rights movement
Civil rights movement
  • Following his retirement in 1956 he pursued a new movement as he contributed in helping support the civil rights movement to increase racial equality.
martin luther king jr
Martin luther king jr.
  • He became a vocal supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He supported king’s speeches as he also envisioned a world in which there was racial equality.
letters
letters

In September 1957, Governor OrvalFaubus had ordered the Arkansas National Guard to prevent entry of nine African American students into that city's Central High School. President Eisenhower reluctantly sent U.S. troops to enforce the school's integration. From his position as a prominent executive of the Chock Full o’ Nuts Corporation, Robinson continued on for social justice.

ultimate movement
Ultimate movement
  • “Jackie’s feat was a watershed moment in the history of our country. Blacks had struggled for years against Jim Crow laws, discrimination in voting rights, and even simple human decencies such as where they could use a rest room, what hotels they could stay in or what part of the bus that they could sit. In baseball many white fans were upset that blacks would be coming to see Robinson in stadiums that they would not have been allowed in before. Players from other teams heckled Robinson, he received hate mail, people sent made death threats, and he was spiked and spit on. But Jackie Robinson kept his pledge to Dodgers owner Branch Rickey not to lash out at his tormentors, as Rickey told him that he needed a man “with enough guts not to strike back.” In doing so his on field performance and poise under pressure won him the National League Rookie of the Year honor in 1947.” His actions forever changed the world to make it a much better place with more equality and people see more eye to now.