In Class - Discuss the significance of Jackie Robinson to American History (it is Jackie Robinson Day). Hand out articles: "Where Have We Gone Wrong, Mr. Robinson" and "A Hard Out." Use these articles along with the one below to write a page reaction to this question:
What was the significance of Jackie Robinson's breaking the color barrier in major league baseball in terms of civil rights and also African-American's outlook of life in the United States?
Homework - Page write up using the articles as a basis for your response. Due tomorrow at the beginning of class.