Becky Jamieson


Dependable, Primary, Baseball, Racism, African American, 42

Document Type

Book Review


Jackie Robinson made history by becoming the first black man to play on a major league baseball team. He was always a good athlete, and in 1945 Branch Rickey asked Jackie to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He played for ten years, even when faced with racism from those that did not want him to play in what had previously been an all-white league. Outside the baseball field he built a family with his wife and three kids and worked for social change.