A Brief Biography Of Jackie Robinson

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At a time when World War 2 was starting to die down, blacks were still being discriminated against, and bikinis were just becoming popular, life in America seemed to be at a standstill. However, April 15, 1947 would change the country we call home forever. During the 1940s the African American population really had nothing going for them, Jim Crow laws were in effect in most states and life wasn’t looking promising for most blacks. However the courageous actions of a young Negro baseball player will create hope for many blacks. Jackie Robinson, born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia grew up in a rough family during a time when kids didn’t have many opportunities to be successful later in life. He grew up watching the local Negro teams dreaming
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