Essay Archive - Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson was one of the best players that proffesional baseball
has ever seen and greatly helped major league baseball accept African
American players that otherwise would not have palyed.
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia
(Hill 1). Jackie's grandfather was a slave and his father a sharecropper
(1). His mom and dad got a divorce when Jackie was just a baby (1). He,
his mother and four siblings moved after his parents got a divorce (1).
His mother took all the children and moved to Pasedena, California (1).