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  1. 1. Georgia’s Historical Heroes: A Leader in Sportswho stood up for Civil Rights JACKIE ROBINSON
  2. 2. Jackie RobinsonBorn Jan. 31, 1919Died Oct. 24, 1972
  3. 3. Major League BaseballFirst Black Player (since the 1880’s)Broke baseball color lineFor 60 years, teams had been segregatedBrooklyn Dodgers, 1947
  4. 4. Civil Rights MovementHis example helped othersGood characterExcellent talentWorked well with others on white teamSet example for other areas of civil rights  Segregated schools, housing, restaurants,  Restrooms, swimming pools, playgrounds  Jobs, movie theaters
  5. 5. AccomplishmentsSix World Series games1955 World Championship game with DodgersSix All-Star gamesMost Valuable Player in 1949Number 42 retired when he retiredJackie Robinson Day, all players wear his number
  6. 6. AccomplishmentsAfter he retired from Baseball  First Black television analyst in Major League Baseball  First Black vice president of a major American corporation  Helped establish Freedom National Bank, An African-American bank in Harlem, NY
  7. 7. AwardsAfter his retirement and death  Presidential Medal of Freedom  Congressional Gold Medal
  8. 8. Major ContributionsIntegrated Major League Baseball when no Blacks were allowed to play on a White teamServed as a positive role model for othersHelped the Civil Rights Movement by doing such a great job on the team that others could see the success of integration