JACKIE ROBINSON BIOGRAPHY

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond. From this humble beginning would grow the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years.

AWARDS

Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1962,
his first year of eligibility
NAACP’s prestigious Springarn Medal

ACHIEVEMENTS

In 1947, Jackie Robinson engineered the integration of professional sports in America by breaking the color barrier in baseball.

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WORDS OF WISDOM

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

Jackie Robinson

WORDS OF WISDOM

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