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Breaking Down Doors
No single person opened as many doors as Jackie Robinson. The greatest athletes of all time would have never been anything if it were not for his journey. Jackie broke the color barrier in professional sports, up until the time that he played in there were only white males were playing professionally. If it is even possible, try and imagine a world with no Michael Jordan, no Barry Sanders, or no Barry Bonds. They were all arguably the greatest in their respective sports, if not for the one and only Jackie Robinson they would have been working a regular minimum wage paying nine to five job.
Furthermore, this definitely was no easy road traveled. Even though this is such a touching story and sounds so perfect, it was not. Jackie Robinson and his family faced a lot of adversity in this time of change. Now a day, we are all so used to a majority of professional athletes being African American. In the early 1940’s it was the total opposite as it was frowned upon by most people to have a black person on any team. Segregation was at an all time him during this time. …
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