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Mark Alvarez For my summer reading I read Jackie Robinson Before Jackie was born his grandfather was a slave in a Georgia plantation Jackie was born on January 31 1919 After six months his father left and his dad left 4 other children for jackies mom to support them Jackies mom was only thirty years old and her half-brother lived in California and she heard that the west better for her sons she raised money by selling all of her possessions Then she left Georgia on a train which was very exhausting and when they arrived in Pasadena they were very relieved Jackie made up a gang called the Pepper Street Gang and they played stole and mostly had fun together Jackie was a star at all sports when he attended high school Jackie had a idol and it was his brother His brother was one of the fastest sprinters and the longest jumper in the world Mack was in was in the Olympics in Berlin Jackie met Rachel Isum the woman later would marry Jackie got a job in the army and thats when Jackiess fight for equal rights started In 1945 Branch Rickey was the president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers He had a black or also called the Negro Leagues Jackie agreed to play with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945 He knew that he would be competing against the best blackplayers in the country Then Jackie moved to ChicagoBranch Rickey Sent out scouts to Chicago then they focused on Jackie RobinsonThen in august 1945 Rickey sent out a scout to meet with Jackie and told him he should come back with him to talk to Rickey about joining the Brown Dodgers Jackies Meeting was one of the most famous meetings of his career Then he got the job as a pitcher But Rickey got mad at him and swung his fist and said what do u do
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