JACKIE ROBINSON MY OWN STORY

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Jackie Robinson My Own Story

Author : Jackie Robinson
ISBN : 9781786257833
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Autobiography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, beginning with his athletic career and dealing particularly with baseball and the first step toward equal participation by African Americans in this great sport. “I believe that a man’s race, color, and religion should never constitute a handicap. The denial to anyone, anywhere, any time of equality of opportunity to work is incomprehensible to me. Moreover, I believe that the American public is not as concerned with a first baseman’s pigmentation as it is with the power of his swing, the dexterity of his slide, the gracefulness of his fielding, or the speed of his legs.”—From Foreword by Branch Hickey
Category: Sports & Recreation

Jackie Robinson

Author : Jackie Robinson
ISBN : 1164482734
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Jackie Robinson

Author : Jackie Robinson
ISBN : UIUC:30112070086639
Genre : African Americans
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An autobiography which tells about Jackie Robinson's athletic career and in particular about his career in baseball.
Category: African Americans

Jackie Robinson

Author : Susan Muaddi Darraj
ISBN : 9781438100487
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Before 1947, professional baseball was as segregated as the rest of American society: Black baseball players were forced to compete in the Negro Leagues, rather than in Major League Baseball. But on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and changed history by becoming the first African American to play in the Major League Baseball. Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and managed by the visionary Branch Rickey, Robinson spent 10 seasons in the major leagues, during which time the Dodgers won six pennants. Robinson was a six-time All-Star, the National League Rookie of the Year in 1947, and the National League MVP in 1949. This fully illustrated, highly readable biography traces the phenomenal rise of this all-American icon.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Jackie Robinson

Author : Mary Kay Linge
ISBN : 0313338280
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles the first African American to play baseball in the Major League.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

I Never Had It Made

Author : Jackie Robinson
ISBN : 9780062287298
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Autobiography of a Boy of Summer Who Became a Man for All Seasons Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier, striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever. I Never Had It Made is Robinson's own candid, hard-hitting account of what it took to become the first black man in history to play in the major leagues. I Never Had It Made recalls Robinson's early years and influences: his time at UCLA, where he became the school's first four-letter athlete; his army stint during World War II, when he challenged Jim Crow laws and narrowly escaped court martial; his years of frustration, on and off the field, with the Negro Leagues; and finally that fateful day when Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers proposed what became known as the "Noble Experiment"—Robinson would step up to bat to integrate and revolutionize baseball. More than a baseball story, I Never Had It Made also reveals the highs and lows of Robinson's life after baseball. He recounts his political aspirations and civil rights activism; his friendships with Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, William Buckley, Jr., and Nelson Rockefeller; and his troubled relationship with his son, Jackie, Jr. Originally published the year Robinson died, I Never Had It Made endures as an inspiring story of a man whose heroism extended well beyond the playing field.
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Jackie Robinson

Author : Sally M. Walker
ISBN : 9780876140420
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the life and accomplishments of baseball star Jackie Robinson, who became the first African American in twentieth-century major-league baseball.
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From Jack Johnson To Lebron James

Author : Chris Lamb
ISBN : 9780803285248
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The campaign for racial equality in sports has both reflected and affected the campaign for racial equality in the United States. Some of the most significant and publicized stories in this campaign in the twentieth century have happened in sports, including, of course, Jackie Robinson in baseball; Jesse Owens, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos in track; Arthur Ashe in tennis; and Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, and Muhammad Ali in boxing. Long after the full integration of college and professional athletics, race continues to play a major role in sports. Not long ago, sportswriters and sportscasters ignored racial issues. They now contribute to the public's evolving racial attitudes on issues both on and off the field, ranging from integration to self-determination to masculinity. From Jack Johnson to LeBron James examines the intersection of sports, race, and the media in the twentieth century and beyond. The essays are linked by a number of questions, including: How did the black and white media differ in content and context in their reporting of these stories? How did the media acknowledge race in their stories? Did the media recognize these stories as historically significant? Considering how media coverage has evolved over the years, the essays begin with the racially charged reporting of Jack Johnson's reign as heavyweight champion and carry up to the present, covering the media narratives surrounding the Michael Vick dogfighting case in a supposedly post-racial era and the media's handling of LeBron James's announcement to leave Cleveland for Miami.
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How To Be Like Jackie Robinson

Author : Pat Williams
ISBN : 9780757394867
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Long before the blockbuster movie "42" was conceived, Pat Williams told the story of the courage, commitment and character of Jacke Robinson. Through deeply inspiring examples using Jackie's own words and actions, How to Be Like Jackie Robinson proves that, not only is he one of our greatest heroes, but he is also one of our greatest teachers. Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, changing the great American sport forever and inspiring future generations to emulate his courage, his commitment and his decency. No other book about Jackie Robinson presents him as fully and truthfully as How to Be Like Jackie Robinson and none is as uplifting. Drawing on more than 1,100 interviews with Jackie's family and friends, his teammates and opponents, and the people whose lives he touched and shaped, Pat Williams shows how Jackie's life and the values he embodied serve as models for us all. Each example of Jackie's courage and character will inspire you to live each day with the same commitment to decency and humanity. 'He had a fire in him. His whole life, he believed if things were wrong, he wanted to change them. He had a strong belief in himself and in what was right, and he was not going to tolerate injustices to people. Jackie Robinson couldn't stand being on the sidelines and being left out of the action.' -Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson 'Jackie Robinson was my hero. Jackie was a gifted athlete, but he was a man of integrity.' -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hall of Fame basketball player 'I loved Jackie Robinson. You remembered him if you ever met him. He had that kind of impression on you for the rest of your life. If you list the fifty or 100 most significant Americans of all time, Jackie Robinson has to be on the list.' -Dave Anderson, author and New York Times sports columnist
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Jackie Robinson In Quotes

Author : Danny Peary
ISBN : 9781624142567
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Fresh Look at an Inspiring Historical Figure Jackie Robinson in Quotes tells the life story of arguably the most important baseball player in history with over 400 pages of quotations by and about him. Featured are quotes by Robinson, his widow Rachel Robinson, other family members, friends, teammates, coaches, members of the media, and many more. Danny Peary has skillfully curated the best quotes to shed new light on the man behind number 42, who famously became the first black Major League Baseball player in 1947. The quotes speak for themselves, following Robinson through his childhood to his days as a young multi-talented athlete; his famous first meeting with Branch Rickey and signing with the Dodgers; then his exciting Hall-of-Fame career playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Read in his own words how he had to face racism and abuse with stoic silence; and how later the true Robinson emerged—a ballplayer and political activist who refused to stay silent, and who for his whole life remained unswerving in his expectation that all Americans be treated equally, no matter their color. Jackie Robinson in Quotes is a behind-the-headlines narrative about the making and life of a hero. It gives a first-hand account of Jackie Robinson’s baseball stardom, his friendships and rivalries, the people he loved and who loved him, the issues that troubled him, and how he took on all challenges to change the face of America’s favorite pastime, the country itself, and, thus, history forever.
Category: Sports & Recreation