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  • 1. Social Aspects Presented In The Film 42 By: Silvia Cuevas Introduction to Critical Reading, Writing, and Research Professor Williams
  • 2. • The movie “42 : THE TRUE STORY OF AN AMERICAN LEGEND” by Brian Helgeland, shows the life of Jackie Robinson, who was the first African American to play in the MLB.
  • 3. Thesis • Jackie Robinson's life and struggles with segregation and his impact in baseball history.
  • 4. Segregation in Baseball • Baseball color line was the unwritten policy that rejected black men in the MLB. As a result, the Negro National Leagues was created.
  • 5. • In 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers manager, Branch Rickey tried to change baseball by adding Jackie Robinson into his team.
  • 6. • Since he was the first African American to play in the MLB he was subjected to mistreatment of those who opposed the integration. • However, he continued with his job as the new player for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • 7.  Robinson opened the door to many other black players to join the MLB, something that put an end to segregation in baseball.  Today is a different story. Every team in the Major Leagues Baseball is compose of players from different race or ethnic group.
  • 8. The film 42 has received good reviews by critics since the movie made a nice job displaying the life and struggles of the man who made a change in baseball and in history as well.
  • 9. Work cited Dreier, Peter. "Remembering Jackie Robinson." Tikkun Mar.-Apr. 1997: 32+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 10 July 2013. Gaines, Cork. “Number Of Black Players In Major League Baseball Is Not Declining”. Business Insider. Business Insider, 16 April 2013. Web. 14 July 2013. Kennedy, Kostya. "The Magic Number." Sports Illustrated 15 Apr. 2013. Academic OneFile. Web. 14 July 2013. Rednour, Jim. “Breaking the baseball color line.” 500 Home Run Club. 500 Home Run Club, 31 January 2008. Web. 14 July 2013. Sandoval, Lapacaso. "42 is a home run." New York Amsterdam News: 18 April 2013. ProQuest. web . 14 July 2013. “42.” Helgeland, Brian. Pref. Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie. Warner Bro. Pictures, 2013. Film.