We Are The Ship - Character Map

We Are The Ship - Character Map
You can find this storyboard in the following articles and resources:
We are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball

We are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

We are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson tells the story of this historic organization from the very beginning. From the 1920s through the late 1940s, this baseball league gave rise to Jackie Robinson and many other notable players.




We Are the Ship

Storyboard Description

We are the Ship Character Map - includes Rube Foster, Cool Papa Bell, and Jackie Robinson

Storyboard Text

  • Andrew "Rube" Foster
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  • Rube Foster was a tricky pitcher, but then organized the entire Negro league.
  • • segregation • disputes between players • keeping teams going even with lacking funds
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  • • smart • organized • demanding • dedicated • giving
  • Gus Greenlee
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  • Josh Gibson
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  • Satchel Paige
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  • James "Cool Papa" Bell
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  • A.B. "Happy" Chandler
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  • Branch Rickey
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  • Jackie Robinson
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