Jackie Robinson's Impact On Society

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“I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being”.This quote explains that Jackie Robinson worked for respect and wasn’t concerned with his popularity. Jackie Robinson impacted the citizens of the United States because broke the color barrier, changing the game of baseball, and how people thought of black people.
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31st in Cairo, Georgia in a sharecropping family then moved to Pasadena, California with his mother Mallie 1920. He went to Muir High School in Pasadena he was great at four sports, football, basketball, track, baseball he also played these sports at UCLA. He had 3 brothers and 1 sister named Willa Mae Robinson, Frank Robinson, Edgar
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They name April 15 Jackie Robinson day where every baseball player wears 42. Robinson also became a vocal champion of African-American athletes, civil rights, and other social and political causes. In July 1949, he testified about discrimination before the House Un-American Activities Committee. In 1952, he publicly called out the Yankees as a racist organization for not having broken the color barrier five years after he began playing with the Dodgers. But then again we have to thank Branch Rickey cause if would have never seen Jackie i feel it would have been different for us African american on playing sports with white people.After baseball, Robinson became active in business and continued his work as an activist for social change. He worked as an executive for the Chock Full O' Nuts coffee company and restaurant chain, and helped establish the African American-owned and -controlled Freedom Bank. He served on the board of the NAACP until 1967 and was the first African-American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. In 1972, the Dodgers retired his uniform number 42. Robinson’s life was the subject of the acclaimed 2013 Brian Helgeland film 42, which starred Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey.

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