Believe, just as Professor Somoza stated, that Robinsons experience in the military taught him what it was to be American. This game was played against the Braves, and Jackie started by playing first base. As the first pitch was thrown, the crowd went wild.
His idea of pushing the envelope is his way of changing the playing fled of baseball. He wanted to change the sport as a whole. As the game continued, Jackie went hitless with three trips to the base. As have always heard of Jackie and how he was an amazing baseball layer, and took the African American race to a different level, never actually understood how he changed the American society.
This was his first game to ever play on the Brooklyn Dodgers in Flatfish. Jackie Robinson took the game at Beets Field on April 15th of The black fans were extremely tense yet beyond enthusiastic that they reacted towards everything Jackie did.
To integrate the game with African American coaches and managers was his ideal intent of the so-called integration of baseball. He had to fight a war against our foreign enemies and against race. Their hopes were riding on him and what he could make of the Dodgers.
By the end of the game, the Dodgers had won five to 3, and the crowd was at an all time excitement level. By hearing this lecture, and watching the documentary by Kenneth Burns, I felt moved by the impact of Jackie.
These struggles caused Jackie to grow as an individual and to be able to break the racial barrier in baseball for all the predecessors of him. Robinson was always interesting in getting to the next level. Yet, Jackie was looked at as someone that could play baseball and this was a time changing event that occurred in our history.
When think of the changes we faced with race, I look at how African Americans were able to face their segregation and I think of Martin Luther King Jar.
Though he was not at his top performance, seeing him on the field caused the overwhelming excitement to eve throughout the crowd.
At the closure of this lecture, we get a glimpse into Jackie and Rachel together.
Yes, he achieved change on the baseball field but it is more than just that. The stadium was at full capacity of both African American and White fans. Every step he took, every swing of his bat and ever base he stole caused the uproar of the crowd.Feb 08, · As part of the lecture, Moore compared Kaepernick, a controversial football player who started a national debate by kneeling during the National Anthem, and Jackie Robinson, a baseball legend who.
Feb 02, · It wasthe year Jackie Robinson would bat for the Brooklyn Dodgers and receive the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award, just 31 months after becoming the first player to. Jackie is drafted. Jackie Robinson is drafted into the United States Army. He was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas (with heavyweight boxing great Joe Louis) and in Fort Hood, TX where he was commissioned a second lieutenant.
He was honorably discharged in following an ankle injury. Watch video · Robinson’s life was the subject of the acclaimed Brian Helgeland film 42, which starred Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson and.
In Spring Professor Dorinson presented a five-week lecture series at the Hofstra Cultural Center on "Italian-Americans: Sports and Society," and in October he presented a lectures series on "Jackie Robinson on Film" at George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Jackie Robinson Lecture During this era, having blacks and whites associated with each other was unheard of. Yet, Jackie was looked at as someone that could play baseball and this was a time changing event that occurred in our history.Download