Jackie Robinson: A True Hero

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Imagine climbing a hill with thousands trying to stop you and only dozens helping you. Would you keep climbing and shrug off the oppressors or fight back against them? Jackie Robinson was asked a similar question. He had to take the pressure becoming that first Black major league baseball player. Not just for himself, but for the greater good of African-Americans all around. He was not just an athlete, but a great hero.
Jackie Robinson took a great leap in breaking color barriers in America. He was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the 20th century. It all started after Jackie was signed on with the Montreal Royals, the top farm team of the Brooklyn Dodgers, by Branch Rickey. Jackie led the Royals to victory in the Little World Series with 40 stolen bases and a batting average of .349. Afterward Robinson was chased by mobs of white and black fans. Though there were those who loved Jackie, there were others who resented him and all he was doing in the Major leagues.
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Jackie was a vocal supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He also was the head of a fundraiser in Albany churches for colored people. Other racial progress activities Robinson had attended were the Selma march of 1965 and the Peace march of 1963. Jackie Robinson had passion for more than just baseball. Jackie had to make the climb. For himself and many others. Many should be thankful for his heroics that made a leap in civil rights for African-Americans. He withstood enormous pressure and held back his quick fists and sharp tongue for it. Why don’t you let yourself be inspired by the courage Jackie Robinson exhibited? Do you think he’s a hero? I, most certainly

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