Essays Tagged: "Jackie Robinson"

Baseball and American Popular Culture

leagues. Nineteen ninety-seven marked the fiftieth anniversary of the first black baseball player, Jackie Robinson, permitted to play in major league baseball. He tolerated death threats, white teamm ... rest of society. Soon, more black players gained positions into the realm of professional baseball.Jackie Robinson was a college educated and outspoken individual. In 1957, he retired from the major ...

(6 pages) 313 0 3.9 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Jackie Robinson and The Civil Rights This is a short essay about Jackie Robinson and how he was one of the first black people to be in sports. It talks about how he influenced many people.

I feel that Jackie Robinson made the biggest impact on Civil Rights. He was thefirst black man to "officially" p ... in the 20th century. He possessedenormous physical talent and had fierce determination to succeed. Jackie Robinson wentthrough his ten year career facing racial conflicts, but he didn't let that stop ... licts, but he didn't let that stop him frombeing the best.Beyond his many stellar baseball defeats, Jackie Robinson went to champion thecause of civil rights when he retired from the game. He sent let ...

(1 pages) 105 2 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Jackie Robinson and how he changed the face of not only sports but everyday life.

Jackie Robinson was only known as a great baseball player during his playing years but fans didn't k ... didn't know how much he would change the face of sports and everyday life. I am doing my project on Jackie Robinson and how he changed how African Americans are viewed in society. Jackie was the first ... violence, and injustice with silence. Every step on the field he made someone was criticizing him. Jackie Robinson didn't only run into trouble on the field but he also ran into trouble off it. Robin ...

(8 pages) 129 1 4.1 Sep/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Competition In Sports.

one of the main reasons why I believe that Competition has caused the desegregation of sports teams.Jackie Robinson is a second reason why the desire to win overcame unwritten laws and lead to the des ... me unwritten laws and lead to the desegregation of many teams. As if they were waiting 10 years for Jackie Robinson's debut into the Major leagues, African-Americans embraced integration. Robinson's p ...

(6 pages) 133 3 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Anne Moody's activism style in "Coming of Age in Mississippi" reflects both that of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Henry David Thoreau.

er many protests allowed her to work with many famous black empowerment leaders, including King and Jackie Robinson.In "Coming of Age in Mississippi" while at Natchez College, Moody started a boycott ...

(3 pages) 98 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

History of Baseball in Mobile, Alabama

s, songs, movies and shows have been written on that period of baseball, although today Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige are also household names. Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron have both wr ... t helped create the atmosphere that led to the integration of baseball in 1947. On April 18, 1946 - Jackie Robinson broke baseball's organized color barrier. But before this historic event, Robinson a ...

(10 pages) 49 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Essay on jackie robinson and relating how he handled his life with the help of religion

The main person to influence Jackie Robinson was Karl Downs, a young minister. Karl Downs had the ability to communicate with oth ... , a young minister. Karl Downs had the ability to communicate with others spiritually. According to Jackie Karl was fun to be with and always participated in sports with the children of the neighborho ... hood. Jackie often visited Karl in times of personal crisis. "Karl was like a father to me," stated Jackie, "he was always there when I needed him most." Karl's presence and dedication meant more to J ...

(3 pages) 26 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Jackie Robinson's life, struggles and overcoming adversity

Jackie Robinson: Overcoming Adversity Jackie Robinson, the first African-American in Baseball ... ,1947 is the day that one of the most important events in American history took place. On that day, Jackie Robinson took the final step inmaking the biggest breakthrough in sports history, it was the ... kind in organized athletics in which a white man shared the field with an African-American. Jackie Robinson was born on January 31,1919 in Cairo, Georgia, in the heart of the segregated south, ...

(3 pages) 105 2 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

MONEY, DRUGS, GAMBLING, and BASEBALL

ger Maris knocked in sixty-one to break it, interest in baseball remained steady. From the day that Jackie Robinson was called up to play in the majors to the day that Cal Ripken, Jr., set the all-tim ... io, considered to be the icon of this country during the 1940's and '50's, may be remembered again. Jackie Robinson, a man who broke down the color barrier in baseball, may be remembered again. Howeve ...

(17 pages) 135 0 4.1 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Characteristics that Design an Athlete

gs has helped teams become closer and more collected.Race has always been a huge part in sport from Jackie Robinson in baseball to Tiger Woods in golf today. Race has never been an issue in my life as ...

(4 pages) 17 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

African American's increase in sports

To those who follow athletics, it may sound prehistoric but the name Jackie Robinson must ring a bell. 1997 marked the 50 year anniversary of Jackie Robinson's rookie se ... a leader for African Americans in sports as well as breaking the ice for black athletes.Even after Jackie Robinson's 19th century heroic tribute African American athletes were few from none. At this ... e in the rise in African American athletes is the fore fathers who made it possible. People such as Jackie Robinson; who I touched on earlier, Tiger Woods, Wilt Chamberlin, Althea Gibson, Muhammad Ali ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Institutionalized Racism: The Negro Leagues

istorical Information i. General background about the League c. Thesis: Fences, and Jackie Robinson: The Biography, raises consciousness about the baseball players that have been overl ... they endured simply because of their color.2. History of the Negro Leagues as portrayed in Jackie Robinson: The Biography a. What was the Negro League? b. Why was it separate? ...

(13 pages) 25 0 5.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson made a big impression on the world. He was not only an excellent baseball player, bu ... not only an excellent baseball player, but the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues. Jackie not only excelled in baseball, but in football, basketball, and track and field. Robinson, af ... in the Civil Rights Movement and often went to events that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held. Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cario, Georgia, He was born to the parents of Jerry ...

(7 pages) 10 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

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istorical Information i. General background about the League c. Thesis: Fences, and Jackie Robinson: The Biography, raises consciousness about the baseball players that have been overl ... they endured simply because of their color.2. History of the Negro Leagues as portrayed in Jackie Robinson: The Biography a. What was the Negro League? b. Why was it separate? ...

(13 pages) 31 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Jackie robinson 3

Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Barrier It's April 15, 1947 opening day at Ebbets Field, Brookly ... y to have a black person play on the same field as a white person. But for one man who stands alone Jackie Robinson's conquest to break through the color barrier with the help of Branch Rickey has set ... color barrier with the help of Branch Rickey has set new standards for all black athlete's to come.Jackie Robinson grew up in Cairo, Georgia. Jackie attended UCLA where he played baseball, basketball ...

(5 pages) 720 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, the first African-American in Baseball, changed the face of sports for ever. Not on ... e of not only segregation, but the face of sports was on his shoulders. Through his unique form of, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest driving forces behind equality and helps to equalize many th ... ake for granted.Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in January 31, 1919 in the town of Cairo, Georgia. Jackie, as most people called him, was stared in many sports through both High School and College. H ...

(5 pages) 11 1 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, the first African-American in Baseball, changed the face of sports for ever. Not on ... e of not only segregation, but the face of sports was on his shoulders. Through his unique form of, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest driving forces behind equality and helps to equalize many th ... granted. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in January 31, 1919 in the town of Cairo, Georgia. Jackie, as most people called him, was stared in many sports through both High School and College. H ...

(5 pages) 11 1 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Baseball

re 1947 it wasn?t a written rule but they simply did not let blacks into the major leagues. In 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. It took ten years for all the ...

(2 pages) 361 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Baseball

re 1947 it wasn't a written rule but they simply did not let blacks into the major leagues. In 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. It took ten years for all the ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Essence of a Hero

What do these people have in common? Galileo, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, Andrew Young, Thurgood Marshall, Malcolm X, Batman, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, He ...

(1 pages) 32 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature