Jackie Robinson Slideshow
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Jackie Robinson was a huge sports fan, and baseball was always his favorite. He was good at it. Really good at it. But he lived at a time before the Civil Rights Movement, when African Americans did not have equal rights. Despite being a great athlete, Jackie was forbidden from playing baseball simply because of the color of his skin. He knew, however, that the best sports were the ones where everyone, of every color, could participate. Jackie Robinson became the first African American Major League Baseball player. He changed American history and led the charge for equality in sports in America.

The Ordinary People Change the World series is a fun way to bring American history to life, providing young children with inspiring role models, supplementing the Common Core learning in classrooms, and, best of all, inspiring them to dream and achieve.

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