By: Jacob M.
Virginia, Age 11
Jackie Robinson was born January 31, 1919 on a farm in Grady County, Georgia. Jackie was one year old when his dad abandoned Jackie and his two brothers and two sisters∆ .So Jackie∆s mom packed up and moved to Pasadena, California were she got a job as a maid. Jackie went to UCLA were he got four letters in baseball, basketball, football, and track. Jackie had to drop out of school his freshmen year so he could help his mom raise money to pay off depts. so he could go to collage Jackie had to play for the Los Angeles bulldogs of the pacific coast team so that he could support his mom.
Jackie entered the Armey for world war 11. On august 28, 1945 Branch Rickey and Jackie met in branch Rickey offered Jackie a spot on the Dodgers team. On 1972 Jackie Robinson died in Stanford, Connecticut.