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1Anthony Holstein Prof. Coble LAS American Cultural Icons A Cultural Icon is a person which is distinctive to, or particularly representative of a specific culture. In America, we are surrounded by tons and tons of cultures. However, if it were not for a few people who came before us this would be completely different. If it weren’t for cultural icons like Jackie Robinson would we have such a culturally diverse nation? It is for reasons such as this that Jackie Robinson is considered an American Cultural icon. In 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. He stood up for his values. He refused to be turned away from something that he believed in and would not give up. He was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. Jackie joined the MLB team the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie was treated terribly by fans, teammates, and the media. However, none of this discouraged him from doing what he loved and what he was good at, playing ball. In 1962 Jackie broke another barrier when he was the first African American inducted
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