Classroom resources essay contest student interactives video extensions 2018 spanish edition on april 15, 1947, jackie robinson stepped onto ebbets field in brooklyn, new york, to break the baseball color barrier, changing the landscape of the game and civil rights in the united states. The essay contest is the central component of the breaking barriers educational program, led by mlb, scholastic, and sharon robinson breaking barriers is designed to educate students in grades four through nine about the values demonstrated by jackie robinson as he broke baseball's color barrier in 1947, and how to. The breaking barriers educational program is designed to teach students in grades 4 through 9 about the obstacles faced by jackie robinson as he broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 the program culminates with students writing essays that illustrate how they were able to overcome obstacles or barriers in their own. Jackie robinson breaking barriers essay contest-winner precious rodriguez, along with 60 of her classmates from southridge middle school in fontana, will be in attendance sunday, also courtesy of the kids 4 dodgers baseball program prior to the game, sharon robinson will present the essay contest. Sharon robinson, daughter of baseball great jackie robinson, joins us to discuss her new book, the hero two doors down: a story of friendship between a the breaking barriers essay contest is a chance for diverse students in grade 4–8 to share their personal stories and show how they use jackie.
Jackie robinson breaks the color barrier as with many aspects of life in late- 19th century america, baseball was segregated there were separate teams for black players because they were not allowed to play on white professional teams in the late 1800s, professional african american players played on all-black teams. Each year april 15 marks the anniversary of jackie robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball in 1947 honoring this important event, the breaking barriers essay contest is a chance for diverse students of all backgrounds in grades 4–9 to share their personal stories about how they use jackie robinson's nine values. Students in grades 4 - 9 are invited to submit an essay on jackie robinson's nine values for a chance to win great prizes deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on friday, march 11, 2016 winners will be announced on march 18, 2016. On april 15, 1947, jackie robinson becomes the first african-american in the major leagues when he plays his first game with the brooklyn dodgers.
Of major league baseball properties, inc all rights reserved jackie robinson photo: bob sandberg/look magazine photo collection, library of congress/lc- l9-60-8812 #17 662102 supports higher standards generously sponsored by for more information on breaking barriers, visit mlbcom/breakingbarriers. Jackie robinson broke the color barrier when he became the first black athlete to play major league baseball in the 20th century he joined the brooklyn dodgers in 1947 and was named rookie of the year that year, national league mvp in 1949 and a world series champ in 1955.
Sharon robinson, author and educational consultant for major league baseball , talks about sadie sadie chamberlain of lyndonville, vermont, and a student of burke town school was one of two grand prize winners of the jackie robinson breaking barriers essay contest the contest had some 17,000. On this day in 1947, jackie robinson, age 28, becomes the first african- american player in major league baseball when he steps onto ebbets field in brooklyn to compete for the brooklyn dodgers robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years exactly 50 years later , on april. Wayland won a nationwide essay contest focused on applying the values of jackie robinson to break barriers in their own lives she's especially pleased with the recent biopic 42, that focuses on her dad's journey to breaking the color barrier, and how actor chadwick boseman was able to play to.