Being a black man in the 1930s to 1950s was very hard for me and other black men and women. When I got out of school and got drafted to the Army, there was this one time when I was forced to sit in the back of the bus during boot camp. I had refused to do that and I was aressted and court maritled because of it. Also when I first started to play baseball on the minor leagues I would always have to play on a negro league which I hated a lot. I just didn't see why I couldn't play with everyone else. Was I not good enough for them? They should of got to know me before judging me because of my skin color. When I first started to get intgrated into the major leagues most people didn't like it. My teammates would oppose to be on the same team as me as if I had some deadliy deaise or something. Also the fans were the worse they would always be jerring at me and shouting bad things at me and threats to me and my family. And some teams would say that they didn't want to play aginst our team because I was on the team. I really hated that racism but knew if I could get through it I could ahecive greatness for my self and blacks and other moniarites in Americia and through out the world.

This is a picture of Jackie in his Army uniform in 1944
when he got court martiailed for not moving to the back
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This is a death treat note sent to him and his family, try and urge him not to play baseball agian.

This is the orginal copy of Jackie's court martial papers that he was
later accuided for in the trial.

This is a picture of Jackie and Pee Wee Reese. They were both on
the Dodgers and best friends. One day when Jackie was getting
harrased a lot Reese came out and hugged him.

I was able to break the color barrier in baseball and I was able to accomplish that in the major legaues. Even throuh all the hrasment and treats I was able to stand strong for blacks and mointarties around the world.

Jackie Robinson struggled with his decision to testify before
The House Committee on Un-American Activities regarding
the widely misquoted declaration made by the famous
entertainer Paul Robeson that African Americans would not
support the United States in a war with the Soviet Union due
to their continued second-class citizen status under law
following World War II. Technically, Robinson was not
required to testify, but he knew there would be repercussions
if he did not.

This is a picture of Jackie and Larry Doby. Doby
was the second black person to play in the major
leagues and the first in the Americian leagues.

This is a picture of Jackie when in 1957 he was to
be traded to the rival Gaints, but instead he retired
from baseball.

This is a picture of Jackie and his son in 1963 at the March
on Washington.

This is a picture of Jackie who vocally took up the cause of racial
equality after his retirement from baseball.