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Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball
John F. Wukovits 2007 Thomson Gale Lucent Library of Black History
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-Born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia
Jackie Robinson was the youngest out of 5 children in his family.
-1920 his mother and siblings moved to California
-When he was 8, they were the only black family their neighborhood in Pasadena. Jackie's mom won over all the white neighbors on Pepper Street with kindness.
At Pasadena Jr. College
-1937 enrolls in jr. college
-loved any sport
-at a basketball game, an opponent kept putting his finger in Jackie's face, so Jackie bit him. Although this almost caused a riot, it showed his opponent that he needed to respect Jackie Robinson
University of California at Los Angeles
-1939 enrolls in UCLA
-He was invited to play in an football allstar game against an NFL champion team, the Chicago Bears
-Drafted into the Military April 3, 1942
-January 1943 became a Second Lieutenant in Kansas, but the army was segregated so blacks and whites were serving in separate units.
-1944 Honorable discharge from army
Mean quotes from children 1927
-"Soda crackers good to eat, ******s only good to beat"
Heywood Broun, Westbrook Pegler, Shirley Povich
-Writes in the 1930 that were against segregation
-Rookie of the Year: Sporting News
-Smashing color barrier that existed in major league baseball
-life could be better
-fueled the drive for equality
-"a life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." by Jackie Robinson
-Brooklyn Dodgers announced that they signed Jackie Robinson
-Marries Rachel Isum in February
-son born Jackie Robinson Jr. in November
-Films a movie about his life that shows in 1950
-National Leagues Most Valuable Player
-Retired from baseball
-Works for "Chock full of Nuts"
-NAACP Springarn Medal given to Jackie
-Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
-Jackie Jr. dies in a car accident
-Dodgers retired Jackie number, 42,
-October 24, Jackie dies
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