Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart Summary The man that performed the play about Jackie Robinson was a very well rounded actor. He was able to use himself as many different voices, to convey a detailed message about American history and the laws about “separate but equal.” This law was shown to be strict and not fair to those of different ethnicities. The actor was able to portray a story about times during Jackie Robinson’s childhood through his career in Major League Baseball. While conveying this message, the man used audience members in order to show what was really happening to “himself” and others of different backgrounds. Throughout American history times have changed, and the ways that people have been treated is truly amazing to think about. This performance brought many of the facts that I already knew to life. While I have taken many history classes through my schooling, I did not know as much information as I should about the ways that people have been treated early in times. I have found that some individuals still think that times have hardly changed. Before attending this Jackie Robinson performance, I knew that slavery existed and that it was a very harsh punishment for the people who weren’t very wealthy and of different ethnic groups. I do remember learning about the Jim Crow Laws and that individuals of color were not allowed in any public place that was for the white citizens. I do know that even though the laws all protect the “public,” but many took this to an extent to even segregate in homes as well. This performance opened my eyes to some of the situations that a young African American had to go through to be able to live the way he does today. I do not think that individuals should still be taught to see color in the same sense that it was seen in early times. I believe that the citizens of today’s world should almost be colorblind, but still able to recognize people for who they are and not the color of their skin. In the play of Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart, I was able to observe the certain situations that were portrayed, and gain a situational knowledge of how people were treated so terribly. This performance was very helpful, in that he was able to act out what truly happened and I was able to fully understand. I believe that segregation was very harsh, and even though this is what the people thought would be best, it really wasn’t. When an individual is told that he or she cannot do something because of their skin color then he or she…
You may know Jackie Robinson; he was the first person to break the color barrier in American baseball. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919. His mom’s name was Mallie Robinson and she single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block. Growing up in a large single-parent family, Jackie did well in all sports and learned to make his own way in life. Jackie became the first athlete to win varsity letters…
What is an American hero? In my eyes a hero is some one you can look up too that did something amazing. Jackie Robinson is a hero in my eyes because he broke the color barrier in baseball in the 1900s.
Jackie Robinson didn’t always play baseball. Jackie was born in Georgia on January 31, 1919 (“Jackie Robinson”). He was born the son of a sharecropper, a sharecropper a tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent (“Discovering Multicultural…”)…
me as a human being.” This quote said by Jackie Robinson explains his hardships as he went through his career in the baseball leagues. Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player who overcame racism and diversity. In my speech I’m going to talk about the accomplishments and the hardships that Robinson has gone through in his baseball career.
The way Jackie grew up is how he was shaped for his future, determined and hard headed. Robinson was born January 31st, 1919, in Georgia into…
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia. Breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in baseball's major leagues. The youngest of five children, Robinson was raised in relative poverty by a single mother. He attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College, where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports: football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was named the region's Most Valuable Player in baseball…
Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia.
Breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in
baseball's major leagues. Jackie was the youngest of five children and was raised in a
poverish household by his mother. He attended John Muir High School and Pasadena
Junior College, where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports: football,
basketball, track, and baseball. Jackie’s older brother, Matthew Robinson, inspired…
2. Jackie Robinson received a great amount of disrespect from people who believed in segregation in baseball and in normal life. However, Robinson gained much support from fellow African - Americans and people who believed in desegregation. Even most of the players on Robinson’s team did not like him, but they then realized how special Jackie was. Some of Robinson’s teammates were outwardly supportive of him when others hid it from the public eye. Some went out of their…
Jackie Robinson Movement
Jackie Robinson is widely known for his role in the civil rights movement and for his stance on segregation. Jackie was a key role in the civil rights movement because he was not afraid to cross a line that had not been crossed before. Throughout his life he refused to back down because of his skin color and continually fought for desegregation. An occasion when Jackie refused to back down was when he served in the army and refused to sit in the back of the bus with…
Informative Paper: Several Stages of Sleep
Sleep is not the time where your body and brain just shut off, while people are resting, their brains are staying busy. The body does many things while we sleep. According to Smith (2015), our metabolism generally slows down during sleep, but all major organs and regulatory systems continue to function. We have all experienced not wanting to get up in the morning, many people feel sleepy or “zone out”…
A Living Legend
Written and Created by : Alexander Wright
And Terrell Perry (maybe)
Jackie Robinson was introduced to the Brooklyn Dodgers manager, Branch Rickey.
Jackie was nervous as he walks into Mr.Ricky's office and sits down in front of him.
“Aren't you Jack Roosevelt Robinson?” Branch says to Jackie. Jackie replies “Yes I am,
and Aren’t you the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers Branch Rickey?”
Mr. Ricky replies with a simple “Yes…
Jackie Robinson: His early life.
It seems like whenever Americans talk about race there is a very good chance that you
will hear the name Jackie Robinson, most know that he is considered the first African American
to play Major League Baseball. What people sometimes don’t know, is what Jackie’s early life
was like, where he came from, where he grew up, his family story, and his childhood.
Linge states: “Jackie Robinson was born to sharecroppers who lived on a large farm near