Jackie Robinson Vocabulary

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  • Clergymen
  • In context: I learned from Rachel, who had spent hours in the stands, that clergymen and laymen had held meetings in the black community to spread the word.
  • Definition: Christian ministers
  • Laymen
  • Definition: A person who is not a member of the clergy.
  • In context: I learned from Rachel, who had spent hours in the stands, that clergymen and laymen had held meetings in the black community to spread the word.
  • Bigoted
  • Definition: Intolerant of any belief or opinion that differs from one's own.
  • In context: It hadn't been that easy to fight the resentment expressed by players on other teams, by the team owners, or by bigoted fans screaming "nigger."
  • I'M INTOLERANT OF YOUR OPINIONS AND BELIEFS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT MY OPINIONS AND BELIEFS!!!!!!
  • Tycoons
  • Definition: People of great wealth, influence, or power.
  • in context: Mr. Rickey had shocked some of his fellow baseball tycoons and angered others by deciding to smash the unwritten law that kept blacks out of the big leagues.
  • In context: They supported me morally; they came to sit in a hostile audience in unprecedented numbers to make the turnstiles hum as they never had before at ball parks all over the nation.
  • Turnstiles
  • definition: Structures of four horizontally revolving arms pivoted atop a post and set in a gateway or opening in a fence to allow the controlled passage of people.
  • Moguls
  • Definition: bumps or mounds of hard snow on a ski slope.
  • In Context: His peers and fellow baseball moguls exerted all kinds of influence to get him to change his mind.
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