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How did the civil rights movement effect Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson may not have been the best baseball player in the history of baseball but he was surly the most important Without Jackie courage we would not have other great baseball players like Ken Griffey Jr Barry Bonds Hank Aaron or even Sammy Sosa I hope in this essay you will get a better understanding for how the civil rights movement effected Jackie Robinson Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born in 1919 in Cairo Georgia He was a well brought up young man and got good grades A little after Jackies father who was a sharecropper left Georgia to be with another woman when Jackie completed high school the rest of the family moved to Pasadena California because of finical problems Jackie attended Pasadena Junior College now known as Pasadena City College as an under graduate Jackie excelled in four sports Football Track Baseball and basketball The next year at his college he set a National college record in the long jump of 256 12 The UCLA gave Jackie a scholarship to their school to play sports There he became the first bruin black athlete to earn Varsity letters in four sports Robinson left UCLA in 1941 as a junior to join the army When Pearl Harbor was bombed Jackie went to fight for his country he completed officer Candidate school and received commission as a second Lieutenant Robinson got in trouble for refusing to move to the back of an army bus Shortly after he received an honorable discharge from the army Jackie Robinson decided to play major league baseball so he joined the Negro leagues He played baseball for the Kansas City Monarchs for 40000 am month At this time the civil Rights movement was going on and Jackie was right in the middle of it all Branch Rickey the Brooklyn Dodgers head coach decided to find a black baseball player strong
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