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Civil rights Movement: Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play outside of a segregated league of baseball. This helped change the racial injustice during the segregated times.
His real name was Jack Roosevelt Robinson.
I love baseball!
Jackie had an impressive .331 batting average during his career playing baseball. He was also a vocal civil rights activist. He died in Connecticut in 1972 from heart problems and diabetes.
The Brooklyn Dodgers was the first team to change history. His first game on a white team was in 1947. He played against the Boston Braves as he played first base during the game.
Jackie batted second in his first bat-in. Robinson was in the New York Times for his achievement in being the first black person to play on an all white team.
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