Jackie Robinson – the American Legend

His accomplishments were very public. He broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. He became the Rookie of the Year in 1947. He became the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1949. He led the Dodgers to 6 World Series appearances and they finally won the World Series in 1955. He retired from Major League Baseball and became the first black player to ever enter the Hall of Fame as a player in 1962. He became an advocate for the civil rights movement throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He is the source of many quotes and perhaps the best is: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” He made such a difference. Come and hear his stories of accomplishments and the difficulties that he encountered. He is a true American success story.