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Jackie Robinson Timeline

The important dates in the life of this famous African American professional baseball player
His life and education in Georgia and California
His life and events in the army
Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
The death of Jackie Robinson

Why was Jackie Robinson famous?
Jackie Robinson was famous as a famous African American professional baseball player whose Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers ended approximately 80 years of baseball segregation in the US. He was also a forerunner of the Civil Rights Movement.

Jackie Robinson Timeline

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Short Biography of Jackie Robinson
Date of Birth: Born January 31, 1919
Place of Birth : Cairo, Georgia
Parents: Father - Jerry Robinson
             Mother: Mallie Robinson
Background Facts, Information & Ancestry : His parents divorced when he was young and he was raised by his mother. He was the fourth of five children



This timeline starts on January 31, 1919 when Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia



His mother decided to leave Georgia and moved to Pasadena, California where Jackie was raised



He enrolled in Pasadena Junior College



Robinson entered the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), lettering in four sports



Jackie Robinson won the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, broad jump title



Played professional football for the Honolulu Bears, a semi-professional football team



Jackie Robinson was drafted into the Army



Private Robinson was commissioned as a second lieutenant



He was honourably discharged in November 1944 following an ankle injury



Robinson begins baseball career with Kansas City Monarchs, a negro team and was then recruited by Branch Rickey to play for minor league Montreal Royals



Robinson married Rachel Isum, a nursing student he had met at UCLA



Jackie Robinson brought to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first black on major league team. He suffered considerable racial abuse. The same year he was named 'Rookie of the Year' and featured on the cover of Time magazine



Named the National League's Most Valuable Player



1956 – Jackie Robinson he was traded to the New York Giants, but decides to retire from major league baseball



He became a vocal supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People



1962 – Robinson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame



October 24, 1972: Jackie Robinson died of a heart attack (aged 53) in Stamford, Connecticut

Jackie Robinson Timeline

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