1.This portrait of Jackie Robinson by Rosalinda Markle is a great piece of art. It has so much detail and quality put into it that it looks almost real. you can tell it was a drawing but you can tell this artwork took a long time to perfect. The different lighting on his face, the detail in his jersey all make this piece amazing. This piece is describing that Jackie was happy even if he was getting abused in the MLB. He was playing the sport he loved and that made him happy. This tells people to do the things they love and ignore the hate, don't let it get to your head then you will be sad and not want to do fun things anymore. 2.This drawing is more to the part of overcoming ignorance and being othered. This photo just describes so much about Jackie and a drawing can do that. Boo Radley was othered because he was a "monster" and a killer but he really cared and was a happy person. He didn't care what people thought of him he just stayed happy and tried helping people to keep them safe or happy.
1.Jackie Robinson is a famous black baseball player. He was the first African-American baseball player in the history of the MLB. He faced racism and many hate crimes along with being othered. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson stepped onto the baseball field. He was booed and was disliked. He never got applauded. The hotels the Brooklyn Dodgers tried to stay in, all declined because of Jackie. The team signed a petition trying to get him off the team. On the field he was at a disadvantage because pitchers would purposely hit him, umpires would make bad calls to get him off the field. He was a force to reckon with on the base paths. He averaged 24 stolen bases a year and had a .311 batting average which isn't a hall of fame stat but his impact on the league puts him in the Hall of Fame. Jackie Robinson day is April 15 and all MLB games that day, all players wear number 42 in honor of him. Jackie Robinson announced his retirement on January 22, 1957. Robinson's career was the most historically impactful career in MLB history. 2.Jackie Robinson relates to Tom Robinson from To Kill a Mockingbird. In To Kill a Mockingbird Tom Robinson was othered because he was one of the few black people in Maycomb. He was accused of a crime he didn't commit and since he was black he had a big disadvantage in the trial. He ended up losing the trial and was eventually killed. Jackie Robinson when drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers was the most hated player in the MLB just because of his race. He faced many racist people and was getting bad calls and was at a disadvantage with calls and at bats.
1.Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia, on January 31, 1919. In 1920, his mom moved Jackie's family to Pasadena California. Branch Rickey met with Jackie Robinson after searching through negro leagues and he got Jackie signed a contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. On October 23, 1945 Jackie Robinson officially signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie originally played for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues. "Robinson officially broke the major league color line when he put on a Dodgers uniform, number 42, in April 1947." Branch Rickey also signed some more black people to the team but all the attention stayed with Robinson. "He was drafted in 1942 and served on bases in Kansas and Texas." 2.This relates to To Kill a Mockingbird because once again Jackie Robinson can relate to Tom Robinson because Jackie was hated because of his race and had a disadvantage in life and the MLB compared to the white people. Tom Robinson ended up dead by the end of his case because he was black and Bob Ewell realized how close Tom and Atticus were to making Mayella's acquisitions false. He didn't want people knowing she was lying and nobody really liked black people in Maycomb so people wouldn't really care if he died. Jackie Robinson was othered and hated throughout the MLB and he didn't deserve any of it. He broke the color barrier and people didn't like that. Robinson was disallowed from staying in hotels and had to sleep on the bus and places you wouldn't expect an MLB player to have to sleep.