Pioneer & civil rights activist, jackie robinson broke the color barrier, becoming the first african american in professional baseball. Jackie robinson contributed to the civil rights movement he wasthe first black player on a professional team he had to endurename calling, and people trying to prevent him f rom playing ortraveling with the team.
In the course of a distinguished 10-year career beginning in 1947, robinson led the brooklyn dodgers to six national league titles and one victorious world series beyond his many and stellar baseball feats, jackie robinson went on to champion the cause of civil rights when he retired from the game. The civil rights movement all started with one tired woman who had a long day at work, and refused to give up a seat on a alabama bus rosa parks was arrested because she would not give up her seat for a white woman, and she spent the night in jail.
Jackie robinsons fame as a baseball player and determination to defeat adversity transformed him into an inspirational figure for those involved in the civil rights movement jack roosevelt robinson was born the youngest of jerry and millie robinson in cairo, georgia, on january 31, 1919. Bob kendrick, president and ceo of the negro leagues baseball museum discussed the impact that jackie robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball in 1947 on the civil rights movement.
Jackie robinson contributed to the civil rights movement he wasthe first black player on a professional team he had to endurename calling, and people trying to prevent him f rom playing ortraveling with the team he did it with dignity and grace. On april 15, 1947, jackie robinson broke the so-called color barrier by becoming the first african american to play in major league baseball on april 15, 2007, the 60th anniversary of this significant event, over 200 mlb players and some managers of all nationalities wore robinson's retired number 42 on their uniforms to honor him.
In 1947, jackie robinson broke the color barrier that not only changed baseball, but changed the culture and society of america itself jackie robinson was not only a great baseball player, he was a great man who had enormous amounts of courage and pride. After baseball, robinson got a job as vice president of a coffee shop chain called chock full o' nuts in 1957, robinson joined the national association for the advancement of colored people (naacp) and became the chairman of the freedom fund drive that would later raise more than a million dollars.