Jackie Robinson

 
 

FOOTNOTES FROM THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLS) & ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE

1  First African American player in the major leagues of baseball.  His actions helped to bring about other opportunities of African Americans. (2.11)

 

First African American baseball player

Jackie Robinson lived during a time when many Americans believed that black and white people should be seperated.  He helped to change people’s minds by becoming the first African American major league baseball player.  He agreed with Martin Luther King, Jr. that all people should be treated fairly and helped open up new opportunities for African Americans.1