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Jackie Robinson. Alisha Thomas. Who is Jackie Robinson?. He was the first baseball player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XY-XshGhMU. Early Life. Jack Roosevelt Robinson Cairo, Georgia 1919 Mostly raised by single parent

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Jackie robinson

Jackie Robinson

Alisha Thomas

Who is jackie robinson
Who is Jackie Robinson?

  • He was the first baseball player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XY-XshGhMU

Early life
Early Life

  • Jack Roosevelt Robinson

  • Cairo, Georgia

  • 1919

  • Mostly raised by single parent

  • Father left and moved to Pasadena, California

Early life cont
Early Life Cont.

  • Poverty

  • Only black family on the block

  • Gang

  • Carl Anderson

Early life cont1
Early Life Cont.

  • Washington Junior High School

  • John Muir High School

  • Varsity Level

  • Football, Baseball, Track, Basketball, Tennis


  • Pacific Coast Negro Tennis Tournament

  • Pomona

  • Pasadena Star News

  •  "for two years has been the outstanding athlete at Muir, starring in football, basketball, track, baseball and tennis."

High school
High School

  • Baseball MVP

  • Order of the Mast and Dagger

College life
College Life

  • UCLA

  • First student to win Varsity Letters in 4 sports

  • Left UCLA

  • NYA

Where did he go
Where did he go?

  • Moved to Honolulu

  • Honolulu Bears

  • Cut short

  • War began

Jackie robinson

  • Drafted to Army

  • Second Lieutenant

  • Arrested

  • During Training

  • Honorable discharge

After discharge
After Discharge

  • Played Professional Baseball

  • Segregated

  • Branch Rickey

  • Dodgers Vice President

Jackie robinson

  • Joined Farm Team for Brooklyn Dodgers (Royals)

  • All- White

  • Robinson:"Are you looking for a Negro who is afraid to fight back?“

    Rickey:"with guts enough not to fight back.“

  • Turned Cheek

Jackie robinson

  • 600$ a month

  • Noble Experiment

  • Racial issues

  • Phillies

  • Went back to California

Later that season
Later that season..

  • Toured South America

  • Married fiancée Rachel Isum


  • Called to play Major-League

  • First baseman

  • Ebbets Field

  • Color Barrier

  • Dodgers win

Jackie robinson

  • Fans abandon Negro league teams to watch Robinson

  • Positive review however…

  • Racial tension

  • "I do not care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a [zebra]. I'm the manager of this team, and I say he plays. What's more, I say he can make us all rich. And if any of you cannot use the money, I will see that you are all traded.“

Racism continued
Racism Continued

  • Opposing teams

  • Cardinals

  • 7-inch gash

  • Phillies


  • "You can hate a man for many reasons. Color is not one of them.“

  • Statue was made of him


  • 151 games for Dodgers

  • 175 hits

  • 12 home runs

  • 29 stolen bases

  • Rookie of the year Award

Jackie robinson

  • Encouraged other African-Americans to play major league baseball

  • Signed a $12,500 contract (equal to $114,043 today) with the Dodgers

  • Surgery

  • Started to weaken


  • Played in 1955 World Series and won

  • Diagnosed with diabetes

  • New York Giants

  • Retirement

  • Executive of Chock full O’Nuts


  • Died: October 24, 1972

  • Played for 60 years

  • Presented equality

  • “Alegendand a symbol in his own time“

Interesting facts
Interesting Facts

  • Movie made after him

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biLJvoQp0C4

  • Song made after him

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-7Ac2LVVYU

  • Appeared in TV game shows

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LaRkuU-YjM&feature=related

Personal quotes
Personal Quotes

  • “I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”

  • “There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.”

  • “Above anything else, I hate to lose.”

  • “How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts.”

Multiple choice questions
Multiple Choice Questions

  • What college did Jackie Robinson go to?

  • Harvard University

  • UCLA

  • Yale

  • MIT

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Multiple Choice Questions

  • Why did Jackie get arrested?

  • Yelling at a white police officer.

  • Stealing

  • Refusing to sit at the back of the bus

  • Refusing to go to war

Multiple choice questions2
Multiple Choice Questions

  • What was Jackie’s wife’s name?

  • Rebecca

  • Rachel

  • Stephanie

  • Sarah

Multiple choice questions3
Multiple Choice Questions

  • What team gave Jackie Robinson the hardest time?

    a. Phillies

    b. Yankees

    c. Cubs

    d. Red Sox

Multiple choice questions4
Multiple Choice Questions

  • What was the name of the Dodger’s farm team that Robinson played for?

  • Royals

  • Warriors

  • Queens

  • Kings