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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
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Helped lead his team to become the champions of the International league
  • Promoted to National League Brooklyn Dodgers
  • National League Rookie of the year
  • *http://www.time.com/time/time100/heroes/profile/robinson01.html
more accomplishments1
More Accomplishments
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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?
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“The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.”-Robinson

references
References
  • 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