FC: Jackie Robinson 1919-1972
1: Jackie Robinson was a famous baseball player for the brooklynn dodgers in 1947 and was said to have the biggest influence on the integration of sports.
2: Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson was born in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers in Georgia. He was the youngest of 5 children. His father left the family when he was only 6 months old so his mother moved the family to California in search of work.
3: Jackie Robinson was drafted to the military in 1941 because of the Pearl Harbor attack and had to give up his football career or at least put it on hold.
4: After he was discharged from the military, Robinson went back to coach football and basketball at the Sam Huston College in Austin, Texas.
5: In 1945 he pursued his dream of playing baseball and accepted a contract of 400$ a month. In current money that is the equivalent to 4500$ a month. When he got his chance to play for the Boston red sox he got discriminated against and didn't get the opportunity.