Jackie Robinson Book Analysis


According to author JM Wilson, why was Jackie Robinson’s career as the first African-American Major League baseball player pivotal in the overall black struggle for equality in the United States in post World War II America? How did some white institutions such as Major League Baseball adapt to the African-American demand for equality in the post war years? Why were many ball clubs at the time unwilling to integrate? Finally did the integration of professional sports help the overall civil rights struggle in the United States. Explain how and why. Be sure to cite specific examples from the book to support your observations. Should be 4 pages double spaced.

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