Jackie Robinson - JaMere Tyler English Reading Assignment The Story of Jackie Robinson Margaret Davidson Pages110 This is a story about a young man

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Ja’Mere Tyler English Reading Assignment The Story of Jackie Robinson Margaret Davidson Pages110 This is a story about a young man who was gifted and talented but borne in an era of extreme racism and prejudice. This is also a story about a man who was proud, intelligent, filled with faith, and compassion. Jackie Robinson has been listed as one of America’s greatest humanitarians as well as one of the first black men to play baseball among an all white team. That team was the Brooklyn Dodgers in the year of 1947. Jackie Robinson was born in the year 1919 to Mallie and Jerry Robinson. He was raised by his mother and had one sister and four brothers and they all had athletic skills. However, Jackie was a master and excelled at any sport that he decided to play. During his years at college he played and received a letter in football, basketball, track and baseball. Once during his year’s in school he competed in two sports events in the same day and set a record in both. His earliest memory of prejudice was when his family had moved to California. He was outside sweeping the front of his house when a white girl came out of her house and across the street and started calling him a nigger boy. Jackie was yelling back at her and when her father came out of the house he started throwing rocks at Jackie and Jackie began to throw them right back at the man. Jackie was raised to not run from trouble and at 8 years old that was his only way of fighting back the injustice he had felt that day. Over the years he got into more trouble because he was a child who spoke his
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course ENG 4462337 taught by Professor Dr. fenway during the Spring '10 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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Jackie Robinson - JaMere Tyler English Reading Assignment The Story of Jackie Robinson Margaret Davidson Pages110 This is a story about a young man

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