Jackie Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African-American to play in major-league baseball in the modern era. Robertson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers, on April 15, 1947. Jackie was born on January 31, 1919 in Georgia. Robertson later died 53 years later, October 24, 1972. His spouse and himself had three children together, two boys named David and Jackie Jr, and of course a girl name Sharon.
Previously to Jackie passing away from a heart attack, he played a major role in the civil rights movement. His parents wanted a unique name so they named him after president teddy Roosevelt. From the beginning of his career with the Dodgers, Robinson‘s will was tested. Some of his new teammates objected to having an African-American on their team. Jackie one said” I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”
Later on after finding out his son Jack Robinson Junior was killed in a car accident at the age of 24 on June 17th, 1971. Just 16 months after losing his son, he passed away on his home following a heart attack.