Bio.com. Perf. Jackie Robinson. Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2013.
This video showed highlights of his college and professional career. It also talked about him joining the army and facing racism. There was good insight and quotes from people close to Jackie Robinson.
"Jackie Robinson 1919-1972." Biography Today Sports Series. 1999. Print.
This secondary source provided basic information on every aspect of his life. Information about his life before baseball was plentiful in this source.
"Jackie Robinson Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2013.
This secondary source was one of the best sources we found. It had plenty information on every part of Jackie's life. It also had quotes, videos, and fast facts about him. This source expanded my knowledge on Robinson's life.
Nightingale, Dave. "Robinson, Jackie." The World Book Encyclopedia. 2009. Print.
This secondary source had great information about Jackie Robinson's playing career. It described Jackie's journey to becoming the MLB's first African American player. This source gave me a great look into the hardships Jackie faced as he broke through racism in Major League Baseball.
Raatma, Lucia. Jackie Robinson. Minneapolis: Compass Point, 2001. Print.
This secondary source gave the basic information on Jackie Robinson's Civil Rights career. However, it provided valuable information about his life growing up in an African American family. It gave me a new perspective on his childhood.
Robinson, Jackie. "Letter to President John F. Kennedy." Letter to President John F. Kennedy. 9
Feb. 1961. Www.archives.gov. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration,n.d. Web. 22 Jan. 2013.
This primary source is a letter sent by Jackie Robinson to President Kennedy. In the letter, Jackie displays urgency about the African American situation in America. This source showed me Robinson's restlessness and determination about Civil Rights.
Robinson, Jackie. "Letter to Roland L. Elliot." Letter to Roland L. Elliot. 20 Apr. 1972. Www.archives.gov. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Web. 22 Jan. 2013.
This was a very valuable primary source. It is a letter from Jackie Robinson to the White House. It encompasses Robinson's frustration with the President's neglect of the African American problems in America. His anger is represented in the penetrating words written to the government.
Robinson, Jackie R. "Letter to President Eisenhower." Letter to President Dwight Eisenhower. 13 May 1958.National Archives. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.
This is a primary source containing a letter sent by Jackie Robinson to President Eisenhower. It shows Jackie's courage and will to give equality to African
Americans. It demands that the President take action instead of just using his words.
Stone, Sgt. Bob. "Sports: Jackie Robinson." Editorial. The Yank 23 Nov. 1945.
Www.oldmagazinearticles.com. Web. 24 Jan. 2013.
Thisprimary source is an interview done by Robinson during his playing days. This is one of the most unique resources because it has answers and viewpoints from Jackie himself.
Jackie Robinson and his son at the March on Washington. Digital image. Www.archives.gov. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, 28 Aug. 1963. Web. 22 Jan. 2013.
This is a primary source of Jackie Robinson off of the playing field. He is attending a Civil Rights event in Washington D.C.
with his son.
How did you choose your topic?
We chose our topic, which is Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, because it is a topic that interests both of us. We both enjoys sports and it was an easy choice after very little brainstorming. Our topic fit the criteria and provided an abundance of information that was useful to our project. We believed that a close look into Robinson’s life and it’s affect on our country’s gradual acceptance of different races would be something that would intrigue others. Many times events in our history that relate to sports can be overlooked due to sports being considered children’s games played by grown men. However, in the case of Jackie Robinson, it was more than just a game.
How did you conduct your research?
We consulted various different resources for information used on our project. We used letters written by Jackie to our government, photographs of Jackie on and off the field, interviews given by Jackie during his playing days, as well as trusted books and websites. We had a balanced amount of primary and secondary sources so that our project could display diverse perspective on Robinson’s struggle for equality. All of these things added up to some very valuable information on a key man for African American Civil Rights.
How did you select your presentation category and create your project?
In the early stages of our project, we thought that we were going to do an exhibit. However, as we gathered our information, it became quite clear that a website would most accurately represent the research that we had conducted. Also, doing a website provided us with flexibility on when we could work on our project. Due to the website creator being accessible by both of us, we could work on the project at our separate homes, when it was most convenient to do so. We used www.weebly.com to create our website and it was very helpful in portraying our research.
How does your project relate to the theme?
Our topic relates to the theme in two very unique ways. Jackie Robinson was not only one of the most dynamic baseball players in history and a hero of the era, he also worked tirelessly to bring equal rights to African Americans in the U.S.A. Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier is a turning point in American history because he pioneered racial integration not only in baseball, but in daily life around the country. Segregation was a glaring blemish for our country and Jackie Robinson was one of our nation’s tireless leaders against racism and prejudice. This is what makes our topic a key event in our history and one that Americans moving forward should look upon in reverence.