NEISD - Community Education

ALIR - Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Hero

In 1947, Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to break the segregation barrier in major league baseball. Despite taunts and death threats, he played with grace and dignity for 10 years, winning numerous awards including MVP in 1949. He then went on to participate in the Civil Rights Movement and to build a successful business career. Class is based on the excellent biography of Robinson by Arnold Rampersad. (Max 20)